The Great Lakes Invitational Hound Show was hosted on the picturesque grounds of the Chagrin Valley Hunt in Gates Mills, Ohio on Saturday, July 13th. 2019. Exhibitors from Chagrin Valley Hunt (OH), Miami Valley Hunt (OH), Rocky Fork Headley Hunt (OH), Rolling Rock Hunt (PA), Three Creek Bassets and Okaw Valley Foot Bassets showed their foxhounds and basset hounds to perfection on this hot and sunny July day.
Three Creek Bassets had a successful showing, including this eye-catching movement from Three Creek Wickwire's Mangle with MBH Lei Ruckle. Jessica Roslan photo.
Judges Mr. Andrew Barclay and Mr. David Twiggs, Executive Director, MFHA, were thorough and fair in their placings and were happy to discuss the finer points of the individual hounds with their handlers.
Chagrin Valley huntsman Colin Brown, who worked tirelessly to prepare the club property to host the event, pictured with judges Andrew Barclay, David Twiggs, and handler Solange Ellis. Jennifer Roslan photo.
Okaw Valley Foot Hounds, Ron Ausman, MBH, helped a cheerful junior handler learn the ropes. Jessica Roslan photo.
Many juniors participated in the event, representing the enthusiastic future of our sport.
Rolling Rock Hunt (PA) huntsman Sam Clifton with overall champion Stinger. Jessica Roslan photo.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
JC's Restaurant, Burton, Ohio
Staphanie Phillips - Rocky Fork Headley Hunt
Kempf's Custom Butchering
Sara's Place Restaurant, Gates Mills, Ohio
Dianne Pontia, DVM - Miami Valley Hunt
Okaw Valley Foot Bassets
Three Creek Bassets
James Dickenson - Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A.
Nancy Mitchell, MFH - Bijou Springs Hunt
Baily's Hunting Directory
Lana Vold - Durkee Hill Stables
Laura Mock, MFH - Chagrin Valley Hunt