Myopia Hunt Mentor, Patrick J. Keough, III, 1957-2016

The New England foxhunting community lost a beloved and generous mentor with the unexpected death of Patrick J. Keough, III, instructor to countless Myopia Hunt (MA) riders and a steady, encouraging presence in the field and around the stable. His influence was so closely tied to Myopia that three generations of current members count themselves among his students and proteges. His family ran the Club stables for 40 years, and whether taking clients on casual trail rides or accompanying a senior hunt member in the third flight, Keough was enthusiastic, patient, and always ready with an entertaining tale.

In Memoriam: George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, 1936-2016

George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, a gregarious artist, conservationist, carriage whip, and fixture of the Brandywine River community, passed away April 24th. Beginning with the 1961 purchase of his 250 acre Big Bend estate, he became a driving force behind the founding and growth of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. Through that unique institution, tens of thousands of acres of land have been permanently protected in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.

James "Red Dog" Covington, 1935-2016

Longtime Master of Foxhounds at Deep Run Hunt (VA), James "Red Dog" Covington passed away at home with his family on January 21, 2016. A consummate sporting gentleman and advocate for land conservation, he took every opportunity to enjoy good sport and to share his passion with others.

In Memoriam: Robert Lindemann

Robert Eugene “Bob” Lindemann, MFH of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt (OH), died suddenly January 13, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 88.
Bob was active and athletic throughout his life and at the age of 57, he took up foxhunting in order to accompany his wife, Polly, who today is the most senior member of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt, which she joined in 1948.

In Memoriam: Sally Spilman Tufts

Mrs. Maximilian A. Tufts, "Sally," passed away January 1, 2016, at 91 years old. Sally was a Master at Warrenton Hunt (VA) from 1978 until 2000. When she stepped down from that role, she never stopped helping and was a mentor to many throughout the mounted hunting community. Anyone lucky enough to have known her could tell you how special she was. Foxhunting has lost one of its heroes.

Gone Away: Three Prominent Foxhunters

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of  three great foxhunters: Carol Easter, MFH, Farmington Hunt (VA); Tommy Jackson, MFH and former huntsman, Mission Valley Hunt Club (KS); and Fred Cockerill, former longtime huntsman, Red Mountain (NC). All were examples of the best of our sport.

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