- Katy Carter
Hunting the hounds of the Genesee Valley Hunt has been a family affair for Marion Thorne for decades. Thorne’s stepfather, W. Austin Wadsworth, was Master and Huntsman of the pack during her childhood, and Thorne spent many days hunting, walking puppies, and whipping in before assuming the duties as Joint Master (2006) and Huntsman (2001) herself, presiding over the care of the 44 couple Crossbred and ½ couple English Foxhounds kenneled in the bucolic college town of Geneseo, NY. Her husband, Travis, serves as professional Whipper in and Kennelman.
e-Covertside: Name three things you never hunt without.
Marion: My breastplate, cell phone and lucky stock pin.