When someone says "Lady Foxhunter", Wendy Hopper comes to mind immediately as the ideal - a beautiful rider, dedicated foxhunter and wonderful friend. With unending sadness, Amwell Valley Hounds of New Jersey passes on the news that our dear friend Wendy lost her battle with cancer on September 27, 2015.  

Her zest for life, friends, animals and everything outdoors is dearly missed. Wendy avidly hunted two beautiful grays, Mouse and Princess, and spent over 20 years as an AVH subscriber. She hunted as a guest to many, many hunts in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. Her smile brightened many a hunt party, including the AVH Hunt Ball, which she chaired brilliantly for years. As one of her dear friends expressed “the world has lost a beautiful lady” with such a powerful spirit. Wendy had one of the best smiles anyone has ever seen: generous and wonderfully infectious! He posseseed a big heart, big energy, big smile, big laugh, and most of all big love for her husband Art, her daughters and grandchildren, her horses and dogs. Wendy's very elegant and charming presence in first field will continue to be with us in spirit. Through her many years with AVH, she always told us, "Kick-On!" and we will, missing her with every stride.

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0 # Holly Haugen 2016-06-17 01:30
I will never forget Wendy... Early in my first year out with AVH and here was this beautiful woman -- obviously a great rider and horsewoman -- sidling up to me, making me feel oh so welcome! Boy, did that ever make me feel better those first few hunts... My respect, admiration and fondness for Wendy only grew exponentially and she is greatly missed. Her's is a smile and face I'll always picture when I hear "Kick On!"
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0 # Barbara Fusi 2015-10-16 19:50
Wendy will remain in our minds and hearts forever!
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+1 # Rosemarie Merle-Smith 2015-10-16 17:09
I first met Wendy when she came to try "Mouse" from me when my husband, Grosvenor, and I lived at the Keswick Hunt Club kennels. Mouse was a four year old registered Trakehner mare by Hansel. Wendy was a bit dubious about purchasing a just new to fox hunting mare, but I won her over when she noticed the Ausable Club sticker in the window of our Subaru exclaiming "Oh, your family owns a camp at The Upper Lake!" I promised her that I would take her hunting at Piedmont on Mouse the next season, she did and we were fast friends from then on.
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0 # Jeanne Sharpe 2015-10-16 15:50
Tally Ho , Wendy! Kick 0n to your next adventure !
Loved hunting with you !
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