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Kick On! Deep Run Hunt Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary

deeprunIn September, the Deep Run Hunt Club officially kicks off a year of celebrations in honor of its 125th anniversary with two very special events.

On Sunday, September 30th, celebrations begin with a gathering of International and National leaders of foxhunting at the Clubhouse in Manakin-Sabot, VA. Highlights include the presentation of the Certificate of Recognition by the MFHA, a hound exhibition, Hunt Breakfast with special guests to include the Board of the International Union of Hunting with Hounds (IUHH) and the Board of the MFHA.

Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds Celebrates a Century of Sport

centennialbuttonMaster 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.

Green Mountain Hounds to Host 2012 New England Championship Hunter Trials

The Green Mountain Hounds is proud to be hosting the New England Hunts Championship Hunter Trials this year. It will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Shoreham, Vermont. At the New England Master’s meeting in February 2011 we embraced this responsibility for 2012 and 2013. We have been busily constructing the course at our Lemon Fair fixture. This lovely property comprises open hayfields, wooded knolls, and spans both sides of the Lemon Fair River, joined by a private bridge.

113th Warrenton Horse Show, A Labor Day Tradition

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 The 113th celebration of the Warrenton Horse Show will take place August 29 – September 2, 2012.  Drawing many local and out of state exhibitors, this show remains to be a popular event over the Labor Day weekend. 

Some exciting features of the show include Hunter classes, Ladies' Side Saddle, Leadline, and Walk-Trot for children.  Saturday features the Thoroughbred and Non-Thoroughbred Hunter Breeding and the USEF National Breeding Championship for yearlings, two year olds, and three year olds.  Saturday night will host the $5,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by Warrenton Toyota and Miller Toyota and Sunday will present the very popular foxhunter classes, and Side Saddle.

Andrews Bridge Maidwell is Made Well at 2012 PMD Hound Show

Maidwell PMD etc 0502012 PMD Show Champion Andrews Bridge MaidwellOn Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Penn-Marydel Foxhounds, Inc. held its 58th Annual Penn-Marydel Foxhound Show at the pavilion at Fair Hill Maryland.  Six packs participated – Andrews Bridge (PA), Goldens Bridge (NY), Lewisville Hunt (PA), Marlborough (MD), Mt. Carmel (MD) and Reedy Creek (VA). 

This year’s show featured several changes.  First we held the Show on a Saturday rather than holding it on a Friday, which seemed well received by everyone.  Second, we previously named a Champion and Best of Opposite Sex in the Listed Division and in the Registered Division.  This year we decided to name a Champion Registered Dog, a Champion Registered Bitch and then a Grand Champion Registered Penn-Marydel Foxhound.  We continued naming a Champion and Best of Opposite sex in the Listed Division.  That change is also being instituted at the Virginia and Bryn Mawr Hound Shows.  That change also worked out well.

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