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Hannum's "Goodnight Ladies" Screens in Charlottesville

Christianna Hannum's affectionate documentary about her remarkable grandmother, the late Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, recently screened in Charlottesville with commentary by the filmmaker and her brother, Jeb Hannum. Mrs. Hannum, longtime Master at Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds (PA) was a driving force in land conservation and nearly every other cause she took up. The sometimes madcap, sometimes poignant 35-minute film celebrates both her unique spirit and the beauty of the countryside she loved.

Elkridge-Harford's Annual "Hunt for Blood" Drive Supports Red Cross

Many hunts organize volunteer activities to support their local communities. Given the hard-riding, competitive nature of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt (MD), it's not surprising that one popular charitable event produces big results and dueling donations. These donations aren't cash, though. They're lifesaving units of blood, given at the "Hunt for Blood," now in its 12th year.

Long Run Woodford Hounds' Caldwell Talks Juniors and Hounds

I have been blessed in my role as an amateur huntsman for Long Run Woodford Hounds (LRWH) to “bring forward” juniors to ride with me while I hunt the hounds on many occasions during my career. As all huntsmen are basically charged with the duty to “show good sport to the fields,” I think as an amateur, I have an equal duty to try to pass along thoughts, information and wisdom to the next generation. It’s just like running a business, you’ve always got to be developing your “succession plan.”

Sonya Thorbecke, 97, Sets the Pace for Her Foxhunting Family

A forty-year member of Sewickley Hunt (PA), Sonya Thorbecke continues to care for her own horses at home while enjoying the shared passion for foxhunting she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Carrying on her tradition, daughter Noël Estes, former Master at Old North Bridge Hounds (MA), and granddaughter Katie Estes today belong to Norfolk Hunt (MA) and in turn, welcome new converts to our sport.

Mike the Mustang Fits the Bill at Mission Valley Hunt

Professional  kennel huntsman Ryan Beer covers Mission Valley Hunt's (KS) wide-ranging country on his mustang, Mike. From wooded territory near Stilwell to open cropland and pasture at Flint Hills, the tough grey gelding - originally captured in South Dakota - tackles all obstacles with reliable sure-footedness and stamina. Beer shared the happy Christmas story of how Mike came to be his staff mount.

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