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Three young riders from New Market - Middletown Valley Hounds (MD) shared details about their hunting experiences, favorite mounts, and answered questions for our continuing series about young people who have earned the MFHA's Fairly Hunted Award. Masters may nominate junior riders (under age 18) who participate in at least five hunts per season. Qualified children receive a pin and certificate and a year's subscription to Covertside.  These young women are also members of Frederick Pony Club.

Lily Adams, 12. Erin Vora photo.

Lily Adams well over a wall. Erin Vora photo.

Lily Adams, 12, hunts her pony Farnley Emma with NM-MVH. Lily has earned her Fairly Hunted Award each of the past three seasons, and recently earned her Pony Club Foxhunting Certificate.  She took a moment from her busy schedule to answer our questions:

1. Who is your favorite hunt horse or pony, and why?

Answer: My favorite pony to hunt is Pokey because he is perfect and never does anything wrong.

2. In one sentence, what is your favorite thing about hunting?

Answer: I love being on a chase because you never know where it's going to take you!

3. Getting up super early to go hunting: Do you jump out of bed, or try to roll over for another five minutes?

Answer: I jump out of bed on hunting mornings.

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Olivia Adams and Boo Boo. Michele Kaloss photo.

Olivia Adams, 10, follows NM-MVH on her pony, Boo Boo. Olivia also earned her Fairly Hunted Award for the past three seasons, and recently earned her USPC Foxhunting Certificate. She also responded to our questionnaire:

1. Who is your favorite hunt horse or pony, and why?

Answer: Boo Boo is my favorite pony to hunt because he keeps things exciting.

2. In one sentence, what is your favorite thing about hunting?

Answer: I love going on a run because it's exciting and Boo Boo likes it too.

3. Getting up super early to go hunting: Do you jump out of bed, or try to roll over for another five minutes?

Answer: Five more minutes!!!!

Amanda Carstens and Secret. Chris Carstens photo.

Amanda Carstens and Secret. Chris Carstens photo.

Amanda Carstens, 13, is also a regular rider with NM-MVH and a Pony Club member with her pony, Secret.  She earned her first Fairly Hunted Award last season, and her earned the USPC foxhunting certificate this season.

1. Who is your favorite hunt horse or pony, and why?

Answer: Secret is my favorite hunt pony because she loves jumping anything, even the tiniest sticks and because every time she hears the horn blow she looks in that direction.

2. In one sentence, what is your favorite thing about hunting?

Answer: My favorite thing about hunting is going with my friends and smiling the whole way.

3. Getting up super early to go hunting: Do you jump out of bed, or try to roll over for another five minutes?

Answer: I jump out of bed because I am so excited for my day!

Many thanks to Grace Pariso for contributing information about these accomplished young riders. New Market- Middletown Valley's kennels are located in Middletown, Maryland, and their country includes portions of western Maryland and West Virginia. For more information about the MFHA's Fairly Hunted Award, click here. For information on United States Pony Club's Foxhunting programs, click here.

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+1 # Jean Roberts, ex-MFH 2015-12-16 10:29
As a former Master and Huntsman at NM-MVH, I am so pleased to see the current Master and Staff encouraging these exceptional young ladies. They are truly the future of foxhunting!
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+1 # Jean Roberts, ex-MFH 2015-12-16 10:26
As a former Master and Huntsman at NM-MVH, it is great to see the current Masters and Staff encouraging these exceptional young ladies. They are truly the future of foxhunting!
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