From sunny Florida to snowy Colorado, foxhunting enthusiasts celebrated special days on the sporting calendar over the last month. Warmer climates hosted opening meets, riders dressed up for Boxing Day meets, and in colder areas, devoted staff made sure hounds went out for exercise, no matter the weather. Enjoy this gallery of the many different ways foxhunters come together as a community.
River Hills Foxhounds (PA) huntsman and MFH, James Paxson, with hounds on Boxing Day from their Whizard's Lair fixture. Photo by Karen Kennedy.
Bear Creek Hounds (NC) whipper-in Megan Harris on Boxing Day. Photo by Carrie Stryker.
A hearty group enjoys the Boxing Day tailgate at Woodbrook Hunt Club (WA). Photo by Monica Maul.
Miss Grace Shook added antlers to her mount, owned by Daphne Alcock, for a Christmastime meet with Piedmont Fox Hounds (VA). Photo by Alice Porter.
Golden's Bridge (NY) Runaway (Golden's Bridge Lacker x their Ripple) focuses on her huntsman, Codie Hayes. Photo by Helen Houghton.
Smiling at Palm Beach Hounds' (FL) opening meet are Amanda Portilla and huntsman Noel Ryan, who provided the photo.
Hilary Mothershead of Tejon Hounds (CA) captured this image of Masters and staff at Santa Ynez Valley's (CA) opening meet.
Two generations in the field at Wicomico Hunt (MD) on Boxing Day: Rosa DiPiazza and her parents, Bob and Tonia Dittman. Photo by Janice Binkley.
Walking out on Christmas morning with the Arapahoe Hunt (CO) pack. Photo by Cary Meyer.