The Third Maury River Hunter Trials

Photo by Pam Tilley-Stoneburner SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 7, 2012

Judge: Sandy Rives, MFH Keswick Hunt Club To be held at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA on its world class cross-country course coordinated by Penny & Brian Ross, organizers of the Virginia Horse Trials in association with and for the benefit of local hunt clubs. A Hunter Trial is a great way to introduce your horse to foxhunting conditions, school for hunter derbies, or show off your seasoned field hunter! Foxhunters and non-Foxhunters welcome! Hunt membership not required! Flat and jumping classes School similar course at  the Starter Horse Trials XC schooling March 24! Tailgate competition!

For more information: www.vahorsetrials.com or email vht@cfw.com

Bull Run Hunt March Madness, March 25-31, 2012

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The week begins on Sunday, March 25, with the BRH  Point-to-Point Races followed by 6 consecutive days of hunting and ending with The Annual BRH Hunt Ball.  Hunting will be from a different Bull Run fixture everyday.

There will be a Breakfast in the field following each hunt or a Cocktail Party in the evening.  Come for a day or the entire week!

Central States Hound Show 2011

 

Central States Hound Club

Judge – Mr. John (Jake) Carle, III
Retired Professional Huntsman, Ex-MFH

2011 EXHIBITORS

 

Brazos Valley Hunt
Texas

Harvard Fox Hounds
Oklahoma

The Moingona Hunt
Iowa/Kansas

North Hills Hunt
Nebraska

Fort Leavenworth Hunt
Kansas

Mr. Jackson’s Oxford Hounds
Kansas

The Bridlespur Hunt
Missouri

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CENTRAL STATES HOUND SHOW RESULTS 2011

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Class 1 AMERICAN DOG SINGLE DOG – Unentered

1st – Brazos Valley Lightning

Class 2  AMERICAN DOGS COUPLE OF DOGS – Unentered

No Entries

Class 3 AMERICAN DOGS SINGLE DOG – Entered

1st – Brazos Valley Mystic
2nd – Brazos Valley Chinook
3rd – Brazos Valley Choctaw
4th – Brazos Valley Moose

Class 4 AMERICAN DOGS COUPLE OF DOGS –Entered

1st – Brazos Valley Lieutenant
2nd – Brazos Valley Cooper/Carter

Sporting Arts Auction in North Carolina July 16-17

For their first annual sporting arts sale, veteran auctioneers Bob and Andrew Brunk lead off with a remarkable collection from a prominent North Carolina family. It took years for the family to accumulate the sale’s premier wildlife paintings. Most had decorated their walls for decades. Then a cache of 18th century maps and other sporting watercolors was discovered in metal storage containers. The containers had not been opened in years.

The Brunks added to the family lots an impressive array of sporting bronzes, rifles and revolvers from private and institutional collections.

“This superb collection signals the opening of sporting arts season at Brunk Auctions,” says Andrew Brunk. “For July we have an eclectic sale with something for everyone- from big game to fishing to wing shooting, with estimates from $300 to $30,000.” Brunk also stressed his commitment to the sporting arts: “This July and each July thereafter, hunters and collectors can expect that we will offer for sale the best in sporting antiques.”

It's All About the Hounds

 

Our Annual Pilgrimage to the Carolinas Cup Performance Trials

Three years ago, I, along with hunt members and friends from Stonewall Hounds, made my first trek down to Southern Pines for the Carolinas Cup Performance Hound Trials in Hoffman, NC. It was a fabulous weekend, and some of the best, fastest hunting I had ever experienced. After a weekend like that, of course we planned to come back the next year, and the next, and so on and so on. What started as way to get away from snow in Virginia has become an annual pilgrimage that our hunt looks forward to all season.

The Facility

This past March, Fred Berry and his Sedgefield Hunt members hosted their fifth Carolinas Cup at the Sandhills Gamelands, in Hoffman, NC. The 9,000 acres of state-owned sandy trails, open longleaf pines and well-defined coverts that run along the creeks, called “heads”, make it an ideal place to run hounds and collect scores.

Because the territory is jump-free, many more people can enjoy riding in first flight and enjoy the fast, open galloping—which is not often possible in many areas where development has encroached on hunting territory.

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