- Katy Carter
Greg Thompson is a man who is not afraid to try new things. He took up surfing last year, just a few years after he began hunting professionally. Thompson grew up riding ponies and working with coon hounds and beagles, but was too much of a cowboy to want to try foxhunting. In spite of the fact that his grandfather, Bob Thompson, hunted with Cheshire in Pennsylvania, Greg didn’t actually participate in a fox hunt until 2010. Now hunting encompasses his world and he is a 2012 graduate of the MFHA Professional Development Program and currently in his fourth season hunting the hounds of Wicomico Hunt on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
e-Covertside: How did you become involved with hunting?
Greg: My grandfather used to hunt with several local hunts in Pennsylvania, as well as having his own hounds. I grew up with coon hounds and beagles of my own, so I have always had an interest in hunting with hounds and dogs. My wife's family has been involved with this hunt for years and that's how I got here.