Join Virginia Trail Riders Competition

The 2011 Virginia Trail Riders Association Competition will be held this year at The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia, April 11- 14th. Put it on your calendar! Take the time off from work to be a part of the tradition! Riders from all over the east coast have enjoyed this ride for more than 50 years. Your fit hunting horse will be ready for a change of venue. If you have never been you have to the area, it’s full of mountain trout streams, old growth forests, and farmland as far as the eye can see. While the 100 mile ride offers the best scenery, there is something for everyone. This year there are some new incentives. There are some new trails and minimal pavement. You have a choice of 4 categories in which to register to ride. There is a 3-day 100 mile and a 3-day 50 mile competition. Another option is a 2-day 30 mile competition and finally, a 2-day pleasure ride. The Homestead  Resort has graciously offered 3 different rates for lodging, all of which comes with a free donut and coffee. To learn more or receive an application, contact Agnes Clark at 434-296-9053.

Second Annual Maryland Foxhunters’ Dinner Club is Resounding Success


The Second Annual Maryland Foxhunters Dinner Club was held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds clubhouse near Damacus, Maryland. Some 80 foxhunters representing eleven Maryland foxhunting organizations met for food, drink, camaraderie, and a discussion on fox hunting in the lovely room with two roaring fire places on a cold evening. Members from Carrollton Hounds, Elkridge-Harford Hunt, Warrington Beagles, Flint Hill Hounds, Goshen Hunt, Green Spring Valley Hounds, Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds, Marlborough Hunt, Mt. Carmel Hounds, New Market-Middletown Valley Hounds, and Potomac Hunt were all represented at the event.

Carrollton Hounds President Jason Dudderar, who organized this event and the first dinner last year, welcomed the guests and introduced the evening by stating that the purpose of this annual event would be to provide a social and educational opportunity that fosters relationships within the Maryland foxhunting community as well as to raise money for worthy causes such as the Master of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) and Maryland Association of Wildlife Conservation (MAWC).

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