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River Hills Foxhounds Brighten Seniors' Holidays

In what has become an annual tradition, hounds, horses and riders from River Hills Foxhounds participated in seasonal celebrations in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. A quintessential small town, Quarryville's holiday observances include a Christmas parade and tree lighting. River Hills regularly takes part in the parade, so subscriber Trina Hatfield inquired about joining the tree lighting, too, and the hunt was invited to lead the crowd in carols from horseback.

Retired Racehorses Take on Foxhunting

Photo by David Traxler.

The Retired Racehorse Project kicked off their second annual Thoroughbred Makeover competition on October 27, 2016, in Lexington, Kentucky. Three hundred off the track thoroughbreds competed in 11 disciplines: show jumping, show hunters/jumpers, polo, dressage, barrel racing, eventing, competitive trail, working ranch, freestyle and field hunters. The overall winner of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred was chosen by audience applause from each discipline’s winner.

Field Hunter Championships Crown a Stellar Week of Hunting

Nearly 55 riders representing more than 22 hunts from 11 states converged on Virginia for a fabulous week of hunting during the 2016 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championships. Organized in conjunction with the Middleburg Fall Races, the competition draws foxhunters and their mounts vying for the prestigious title of Champion Field Hunter and a cash prize of $2500 to the hunt that they represent.

Piedmont Hunter Trials Welcome Entries from Four States

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures made for a lovely competition day at the third annual Piedmont Fox Hounds Hunter Trials on October 2, 2016. Held at Salem Farm, home of the famed Upperville Colt and Horse Show, the Hunter Trials welcomed dozens of competitors from various Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania hunt clubs and even the Arapahoe Hunt (Colorado). 

All Roads Lead to Hunt Night at Harrisburg

The glamour of indoors and the grit of qualified foxhunters combine every autumn for the celebrated Hunt Night competition at Pennsylvania National Horse Show. This year's iteration, set for Monday, October 17th, at the Farm Show Complex, promises a terrific evening for spectators and competitors alike. With a reception including buffet and desserts and a variety of contests in the ring, it's worth the trip to watch our good field hunters take center stage under the lights.

Polo Classic Benefits National Sporting Library, Honors 9/11

"Great Expectations at Great Meadow," the sixth annual Polo Classic to benefit the National Sporting Library and Museum (NSLM), took place September 11, 2016 under scattered clouds and comfortable temperatures at Great Meadow in the Plains, Virginia. With elaborate tailgates ringing the field across from the elegant Pavilion - and a smattering of Ferraris on display a reasonably safe distance from the sidelines - there was plenty to entertain the Sport of Kings enthusiasts and the general public alike.

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