When someone says "Lady Foxhunter", Wendy Hopper comes to mind immediately as the ideal - a beautiful rider, dedicated foxhunter and wonderful friend. With unending sadness, Amwell Valley Hounds of New Jersey passes on the news that our dear friend Wendy lost her battle with cancer on September 27, 2015.
Her zest for life, friends, animals and everything outdoors is dearly missed. Wendy avidly hunted two beautiful grays, Mouse and Princess, and spent over 20 years as an AVH subscriber. She hunted as a guest to many, many hunts in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. Her smile brightened many a hunt party, including the AVH Hunt Ball, which she chaired brilliantly for years. As one of her dear friends expressed “the world has lost a beautiful lady” with such a powerful spirit. Wendy had one of the best smiles anyone has ever seen: generous and wonderfully infectious! He posseseed a big heart, big energy, big smile, big laugh, and most of all big love for her husband Art, her daughters and grandchildren, her horses and dogs. Wendy's very elegant and charming presence in first field will continue to be with us in spirit. Through her many years with AVH, she always told us, "Kick-On!" and we will, missing her with every stride.