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Older Hounds Provide Steady Sport at Red Rock's Senior Saturday Meets

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!” Hmm… that may be? Yet at Red Rock Hounds (NV) some retired hounds regularly teach folks all about the thrill of the chase, and living life with zest! It began several years back. Whenever Red Rock Hounds founder and Master Lynn Lloyd rode out from her kennel to hunt with her eager pack, she would pass by the “retired run” and feel a real pang of regret at having to leave behind so many of her trusted old friends.

New England Hunts Capture Oyster-eating Championship at Aiken Performance Trials

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Hounds check in the beautiful Belle Meade country. Photo by Andrea Salvatore Hook.

The best-laid plans aft gang agleg (or aglog or agog or whatever). Green Mountain Hounds (VT) and Wentworth Hunt (NH) were going to descend upon the Hark Forward Aiken Drag Performance Trials on January 11 and 12, and bring all the ribbons back up to New England. In the event, our plans were defeated by three weeks of subzero weather and repeated snowstorms up and down the East Coast, and our hounds were not able to make the trip. However, even absent hounds, New England made a splash and – in our opinion – captured top honors in the all-important oyster-eating division.

Stephanie Guerlain Takes Her Horses from the Show Ring to the Hunt Field

Stephanie Guerlain of Farmington Hunt (VA) grew up competing in the equitation ranks, then expanded to jumpers, dressage, and eventing as she lived in different parts of the country with different equestrian opportunities. Ten years ago, after nearly 40 years of riding, she participated in her first foxhunt. Now a regular in the field, she often hunts horses she has started herself one weekend, then takes them showing the next, including Brooklyn, whom she rode to win the 2017 Virginia Horse Shows Association Adult Medal Finals.

Arctic, If Convenient: Foxhunters' Secrets to Staying Warm

With much of the central and eastern parts of the continent experiencing record low temperatures last week, many hunts cancelled meets due to concerns about hard or icy footing, unsafe roads, and dangerous windchills. Unaccustomed to the cold weather, a North Carolinian rider asked followers of the online forum, Foxhunters on Facebook, for their suggestions for warm, but appropriate, attire in the field. The numerous responses revealed a wide variety of recommendations, from the practical to the whimsical. 

Myopia Hunt's Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld Receives District Conservation Award

The MFHA Foundation created the District Conservation Awards to recognize outstanding conservation efforts and to inspire future land preservation among members of the foxhunting community. This year's recipient for the New England region is Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld of Myopia Hunt (MA). Terence Hook, MFH, Green Mountain Hounds (VT) and the New England representative to the MFHA board, surprised her with the award at the recent all-New England hunts meet north of Boston. She received an engraved silver julep cup and a one-year subscription to Covertside.

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