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All’s Well That Ends Well

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, The Green Mountain Hounds, a drag fox hunt, met at their Quiet Valley fixture in Shoreham, Vermont. It was a pleasant sunny day and temperatures were seasonable for this time of year. I have been a “fox” for this hunt for about seven years but nothing was to prepare me for the adventure that occurred that day. I’ve always enjoyed laying scent for the hounds to follow and thought that this was going to be another typical day. As we say in Vermont: “Jeezum Crow,” was I wrong.

Five Questions for Christine Gracey, MFH Eglinton and Caledon Hunt

Self-described mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, landscape architect and now MFH, Christine Gracey has been a horse crazy girl since the age of four. Eight years ago, she met some members of the Eglinton and Caledon Hunt (CAN) at a coffee shop after a hunt and peppered them with questions. After capping at two nearby fixtures that fall, Gracey was so excited and giddy after the experience that her husband bought her a subscription for Christmas.

Moving Off

When I first came to Live Oak,
I caught quite a buzz
And a greener whip
There never was

Under Piper's kind wing
My instincts grew strong
And the Masters' vast knowledge
Helped push me along

Foxhunters to Compete OTTBs at Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbred ex-racehorses will be strutting their stuff at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington October 23-25, 2015 as part of the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, and for the first time since the competition’s inception, foxhunters will partake in the competition alongside equines from the disciplines of dressage, show jumping, show hunter, eventing, competitive trail riding, barrel racing, polo, ranch work and freestyle.

Founded in 2010 by advanced level event rider and trainer Steuart Pittman of Davidson, Maryland, the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) mission is to facilitate the placement of retired Thoroughbred racehorses in second careers by educating the public about the history, distinctive characteristics, versatility of use, and appropriate care and training of the iconic American Thoroughbred. Penny Denegre, MFH Middleburg Hunt and past Chariman of the MFHA Centennial Committee, is the organizing force behind the foxhunter division. 

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