National Sporting Library Announces Photo Exhibit: Contemporary Hunters and their Gun Dogs

sporting dogMIDDLEBURG, VA - Award-winning fine art photographer Jesse Freidin has embarked on an epic documentary project telling the story of the contemporary American hunter. The first of its kind, this series uses traditional photo techniques to create a comprehensive survey of contemporary American sporting culture. The first public exhibition of this project is at the National Sporting Library & Museum, June 5, 2013 – September 29, 2013.

In the exhibit, NSLM George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator Claudia Pfeiffer underlines the motivations of the California and New York-based photographer to create the fifteen color and black and white photographic prints in American Sporting Heritage: A Portrait Survey of Contemporary Hunters and their Gun Dogs.

Potomac Dapper Steals the Show at Bryn Mawr


BMHS Ch Potomac 2013Harper Meek photoThe Bryn Mawr Hound Show Association, MFHA, National Beagle Club and Penn-Marydel Foxhounds, Inc.  presented the 99th installment of the Bryn Mawr Hound Show on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA. More than 500 hounds competed in six rings over the course of the day, which is capped off with a Best in Show Class, where the Champion Foxhound, Beagle, and Basset square off in a final competition. 

Potomac Dapper was the star of the day and named Champion Crossbred Foxhound, Champion Foxhound and Best in Show by the panel of Judges. Farmington Iceberg was judged Champion Beagle and Ripshin Norma declared Champion Basset. 

Champions Crowned at Maryland Foxhound Club's Annual Puppy Show

On May 5, 2013, the Maryland Foxhound Club held its 35th annual puppy show at Keechland Farm, home of De La Brooke Joint Master Sarah Hruda. Donald Philhower, Millbrook, NY, served as judge. This year the show had over 100 unentered foxhounds from 12 foxhound clubs and approximately 60 foot hounds (beagles and bassets) from eight clubs showing.

Brazos Valley Mystic Repeats as Champion at 2013 Southwest Hound Show

Mystic 2013Sammy Buczkowski photo

Brazos Valley Mystic '10 scored a repeat victory at the Southwest Hound Show, held on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at Greenwood Farms  in Weatherford, TX. In addition to garnering the Master's Cup for Grand Champion Dog or Bitch, Mystic was named Champion American Dog.

Hunts in attendance were Brazos Valley Hounds (TX), Independence Hounds (TX), Grand Canyon Houndsn(AZ), North Hills Hunt (NE), Harvard Hounds (OK), and Moingona Hunt (IA).

To see full 2013 results, click here!

Six Packs Contest the Elements and the 2013 Flint Hills Performance Trials

2013 Flint HIlls Trials aHeather Kuenzi photoFoxhunting in Kansas cattle country is the "real deal" in true western foxhunting style! All 40 participants were well received by our hosts meeting at a cattle ranch each day, being greeted by local ranchers upon pulling in the driveway and getting offered a cold can of beer at the end of a long day in the saddle!
Moingona Hunt members ensured that the six hunts in attendance felt welcomed - Bridlespur, Full Cry, Mill Creek and three new attendees - Genesee Valley, Moore County and Hillsboro Hounds. Hosting a performance trial is really the ultimate joint meet. We were once again impressed with Moingona Huntsman Ken George and his skills to give the hounds plenty of hunting opportunities each day. Watching the 36 competing hounds come together and hunt as a pack, in harmony was definitely a moment that is the reason many people hunt.

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