- Katy Carter
Master Plunket Stewart would be proud to know his fabled Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds will celebrate its centennial season, 100 years of foxhunting, this fall with the opening of the 1912 – 1913 season.
A childhood dream to have his own pack of hounds, his own country and his own Hunt was fulfilled 99 years ago when the Master of Foxhounds Association recognized Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds. It all began the year before when Mr. Stewart was driving in his touring car looking for his ideal hunting country. He pulled off the road at the top of a hill overlooking the Doe Run Valley and knew he had found it. Mr. Charles Mather granted him permission to claim the area that before had been considered the country of the Brandywine Hounds. Little did they know then that Mr. Mather’s consent was the key that unlocked a century and counting of world-renowned foxhunting, relished by generations of Unionville area horsemen and women.