Members and guests of Virginia's Princess Anne Hunt stepped back in time on March 18th at the annual Hunt Ball. Celebrating the club's 90th anniversary, the organizers selected "the Great Gatsby" and attendant 1927-era glamor as the theme, and decor, dress and music followed suit.
Revelers enjoyed the beautiful venue at Upper Shirley Vineyards in Charles City.
Huntsman James Raine, Dee Dee Mausteller, and Princess Anne president and hunt ball chairman, Christine Sweet. Photo courtesy of Princess Anne Hunt.
The Roaring Twenties partiers were particularly enthusiastic, as most had followed hounds the day before at the St. Patrick's Day meet.
Clothing and decorations evoked the club's inaugural year, 1927. Photo courtesy of Princess Anne Hunt.
Some physical fatigue and the convivial beverages contributed to high spirits at the Ball.
All huntsmen have their own style with the horn. Photo courtesy of Princess Anne Hunt.
Princess Anne Hunt was founded in 1927 and recognized by the MFHA in 1937. Their website describes the historic country: "Through the kindness and generosity of our landowners, Princess Anne is privileged to hunt in Charles City County, along the James River, its beautiful plantations and surrounding historical farmlands in addition to James City, New Kent, Surry, Henrico, Hanover and Prince George counties. We maintain, through the continual dedication of our joint Masters and the watchful eye of the huntsman, a pack of Crossbred foxhounds kenneled in Charles City County."