What I Didn't See at the Junior North American Field Hunter Championships

I was honored to be asked to join the panel of judges for November’s Junior North American Field Hunter Championship, hosted by Belle Meade Hunt (GA). The weekend offered social events, hunting, whip cracking and horn blowing contests, the competitive mock hunt and elite final tests, plus the chance to connect with some friends from across the country - so I packed up my truck, loaded Rosie the Connemara/Thoroughbred into the Featherlite, and headed south to Foxboro Farm, the home and farm of Belle Meade MFH, Epp Wilson.

Young Hunters Create New Organization in UK

Founded in 2015, This is Hunting UK (TiHUK) works proactively to promote the beneficial aspects of foxhunting in the United Kingdom. As TiHUK grew rapidly, younger participants expressed the desire for their own organization, and Young Hunters UK was created. Joint chairmen Will Berry and Rosie Finney shared their backgrounds and goals for the nascent club.

Junior North American Field Hunter Championship Plans Qualifying Meets

If there are junior riders in your home or at your stable, encourage them to participate in the 2017 Junior North American Field Hunter Championship (JNAFHC). Open to all young riders interested in meeting fellow foxhunting kids and learning about our sport, many Qualifying Meets are already on the schedule. This year, Belle Meade Hunt (GA) will host the fun Championship weekend on November 10-12.

Bedford County Junior Brynn Katany Places at USPC Championships

My name is Brynn Katany, I'm 15 years old and I am a member of Bedford County Hunt (VA) Pony Club. This summer, I traveled to Kentucky to compete in the United States Pony Clubs (USPC) National Championships to represent the Old Dominion region in the discipline of showjumping. My partner in this event was Cady O'Daly Artisan, a.k.a Artie, a ten year old Connemara/Hanoverian cross, who I also compete in eventing.

Ashleigh Dove Receives Randolph Sporting Scholarship

Middleburg Hunt (VA) junior subscriber and Foxcroft School alumna, Ashleigh Dove, was awarded the Theodora Ayer Randolph Sporting Scholarship on Saturday, June 10, at noon in the main hunter ring of the Upperville Horse Show. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving young equestrian for the advancement of his or her knowledge and skills of horses and hunting. The recipient must be an active foxhunter with an interest in various horse sports and must have a desire to improve their horsemanship and horsemastership.

Pony Club Members Visit Shakerag Hounds

On July 8, Shakerag Hounds (GA) welcomed the local Pony Club members to visit our kennel and learn about foxhunting. The DC of the Hilltoppers Pony Club, Christie Hanson, and I had this event scheduled for awhile. On the day, ten or so kids, with their parents in tow, showed up at the kennel for an early morning hound exercise at 7am. Some of the families had to drive over an hour and a half to get there!

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