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Caroline Hunt Headlines Mount Vernon's "Horses and Hounds" Event

Photo: Mount Vernon - Robert Shenk

On November 14, George Washington's Mount Vernon hosted a day-long event celebrating our first president's love of horses, hounds and hunting. Caroline Hunt (VA) gave a series of demonstrations on the vast grounds of the estate, before a crowd of 3,000 visitors. This successful promotion of our sport at a landmark site was the culmination of two years of work between Robert Ferrer, MFH, and staff at Mount Vernon.

Gin Joint Shines in Thoroughbred Makeover Competition

Photo by JAS Photography, copyright 2015

Emily Daignault-Salvaggio, Coatesville, PA, and her horse Gin Joint clinched the Field Hunter division of the 2015 Thoroughbred Charities of America Thoroughbred Makeover. Daignault-Salvaggio is no stranger to buying horses off the track. With professional experience in the racing industry, foxhunting and eventing, she knows the ins and outs of ex-racehorses and transitioning them into new careers, and when she decided to start shopping for a new horse, she had the Retired Racehorse Project Makeover specifically in mind.

Spend a Glorious Fall Weekend in Upstate New York with Genesee Valley Hunt

Genesee Valley Hunt looks forward to foxhunters of all ages participating in the pack’s Sporting Weekend, October 9th-11th, 2015. The valley is a beautiful spot during the first part of October and the fall colors will arrive along with crisp mornings!

The weekend will kick off with a formal late afternoon hunt on Friday, October 9th, followed by a pre-race party welcoming all of our visitors and the participants in the races. The races begin Saturday morning, October 10th, with sanctioned races over jumps, flat races, and other fun races, including a pace race for fox hunters and heavy horses.

Loudoun Point-to-Point to Host Side Saddle Race

Steeplechase racing returns to its traditional roots when the inaugural Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Chase, the first to be held in America since the 1930s, makes its debut at the 49th annual Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point Races on Sunday, April 12, at historic Oatlands Plantation.

“This groundbreaking event brings a new dimension to steeplechase racing because it speaks to the foundation of the sport,” said Donna Rogers, Master of Foxhounds of the Loudoun Fairfax Hunt. “We are delighted to host the inaugural race, which I think will become a popular new tradition and do much to spur interest in riding aside, steeplechase racing, foxhunting and land conservation in Virginia.”

Sporting Accoutrements: The Still Lifes of Henry Koehler at the NSLM

MIDDLEBURG, VA-The exhibition Sporting Accoutrements: The Still Lifes of Henry Koehler will be on view at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia through May 31, 2015. Twenty-four intimate and contemplative paintings of fox and stag hunting, racing, polo, fishing, and shooting paraphernalia by the recognized sporting painter Henry Koehler have been brought together to highlight the artist’s deep knowledge and almost hallowed respect for the objects he paints, evoking the very nature of their use.

Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H. Daniels Fellows at NSLM

nsl logoThe National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) will host a new monthly series in 2015. Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H. Daniels Fellows will allow the public to learn about new discoveries and research by the John H. Daniels Fellows. This series will feature current and former Fellows as they share their expertise, research, and experiences studying the unique collections, resources and rare books found at the National Sporting Library & Museum.

The first Sporting Conversations lecture of 2015 will feature Elizabeth Tobey and will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the NSLM campus in Middleburg, VA. Admission is free for NSLM members and $5.00 for non-members. The event is open to the public.

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