White, Haight and Barclay to be Inducted to the Huntsmen’s Room at Morven Park

Among the events scheduled for the Virginia Hound Show weekend is an induction ceremony for the Huntsmen’s Room at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm at the front of the Mansion at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. The ceremony is free and open to the public.  Following the Huntsmen’s Room Induction Ceremony, the immediate family of the Inductees will be invited to tour the Room and exhibits.  Attendees may join the Museum, tour the exhibits and the Huntsman’s Room at 5pm that same day during the annual museum members’ reception.

The 2015 inductees join thirty- four distinguished huntsmen who have been recognized for their immense contributions to the sport of foxhunting, from its earliest days to the present. The inductees are:

  • John White, Brandywine Hounds (PA)
  • Sherman P. Haight Jr., ex-MFH Litchfield County Hounds (CT)
  • Andrew Barclay, Green Spring Valley Hounds (MD)

For more information on the Virginia Hound Show, please visit http://www.virginiafoxhoundclub.org

Foxhunters Needed for the Thoroughbred Makeover!

Foxhunting is an important second career discipline for off-track Thoroughbreds and the Retired Racehorse Project wants to showcase foxhunting Thoroughbreds in its Thoroughbred Makeover.The event will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park, the weekend of October 23. For the foxhunting portion of the competition, RRP is exploring the possibility of bringing hounds to the Horse Park and conducting a short drag hunt in which horses will be judged according to the guidelines of the North American Field Hunter Championships. The event might also include a handy hunter class in the arena. Total prize money available for each discipline class is determined based on the number of participants. The more foxhunters entered, the more prize money to be won!

NSLM 2013-2014 John H. Daniels Fellows Announced

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MIDDLEBURG, VA - The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) announces the John H. Daniels Fellows for 2013 – 2014. The program began in 2007 in honor of sportsman and book collector, John H. Daniels (1921-2006), a longtime supporter of the Library. Awards are made annually. Fellows from around the United States and several other countries have become scholars-in-residence at the NSLM for periods of one year or less. Disciplines include history, literature, equine studies, journalism, art history, anthropology, area studies and sport and environmental history. The new list brings the number of awardees to forty-five.

To read more, please go to http://www.nsl.org/press

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