- Katy Carter
The charming and dapper Henry Berkeley is MFH of the Berkeley Hunt, which traces its roots to the 12th century andare one of very few packs who are still family owned. Their territory lies in the West of England, in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire between Gloucester and Bristol. Mr. Berkeley has family ties to Virginia and was kind enough to share his experience judging the Virginia Hound Show, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on May 27, 2012.
e-Covertside: How long have you been involved in our sport?
Henry: All my life! I suppose when your family owns a pack a hounds then you have no option but to be involved, however my parents never forced me into it. I was allowed to make my own path into hunting and I think that has made me enjoy it all the more. My greatest treat is sitting back and watching the hounds work and listening to their cry. No matter how many times I hear it I will always feel the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.