- Leslie VanSant
On September 28, 2014, the Piedmont Fox Hounds hosted a Field Hunter Trial at Jt-MFH Shelby Bonnie’s Salem Farm in Upperville, Virginia. Situated in the heart of Piedmont’s legendary territory against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge, under a beautiful autumn sky, the new event saw 86 horses and riders compete over a course of traditional jumps set on sturdy, yet undulating turf.
“Piedmont wanted to host an event where people could bring their horses and compete over an old-style outside course, part of the history and tradition of our sport,” said Barbara Riggs, chair of the event. “When we started planning, we weren’t sure how it would all turn out, so we are very pleased with the support from sponsors, our community, and riders bringing their horses.”