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Foxhunters Show Their Stuff at Inaugural Piedmont Hunter Trials

pfh derby d3-588MiddleburgPhoto.comOn 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.”

Manhattan Saddlery Introduces "Colors" Program

Alexander James Manhattan ColorsAlexander JamesFall brings around the formal hunting season and the time honored tradition of awarding "colors" to deserving hunt members.  No matter what your Hunts' Colors may be Manhattan Saddlery has a special program this season to benefit the member as well as the MFHA Foundation.  Here is how it works:

Individual hunt Masters will contact Manhattan Saddlery for award certificate to be given to "Colors" recipient. The certificate will include $100 discount on men's or women's custom Vogel Boots AND $100 discount on men's or women's custom Alexander James hunt coat or tails to be redeemed through Manhattan Saddlery.

With this purchase, Manhattan Saddlery will in turn donate $100 on behalf of the "Colors" Award Recipient to the MFHA Foundation for each item purchased.

Here By Me Earns 2013 Mid-Atlantic Cleveland Bay High Point Championship

uville 2014 kerr shannon bayswater trophyCarlene Kerr photoHere By Me and rider Shannon Keaney finished atop the leader board of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Cleveland Bay Show Series Awards Program and were awarded the Penrhyn Bayswater Memorial Perpetual Trophy.

The Mid-Atlantic Cleveland Bay Awards program was initiated by Erica Wiley in honor of her performance mare, St. Patricia. It is open to any horse that participates in at least one Mid-Atlantic Cleveland Bay Show Series competition and also participates in activities in the various equestrian disciplines. Awards are based on points accumulated in the calendar year and allpoints are credited to totals even if they are earned prior to enrollment in the program. The Mid-Atlantic Cleveland Bay Series sponsors classes at Upperville, Howard County and Warrenton, and activities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Missing Hound Live Oak Charter Recovered

Charter in crateWayne Van Sant photoLive Oak Charter was safely captured in Middleburg, VA September 17, 2014. In May, Charter and Live Oak Perfect escaped from the Virginia Hound Show at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA.

Perfect was captured, while Charter remained on the loose near the Middleburg Tennis Club, roughly 20 miles from Morven Park. Piedmont Huntsman Spencer Allen and members of the community banded together and kept watch over the area over the past four months, leaving food out for Charter in hopes of luring him into a trap.

Middleburg area residents Nancy Milburn Kleck and Wayne Van Sant were able to catch Charter using a three door trap that Wayne modified. They set up a stakeout and were ultimately successful in their endeavor.

Charter is now receiving much needed veterinary care.


Christie's Announces The Art of the Horse, a Private Sales Exhibition of Equestrian Art

Munnings - The StartMunnings - The StartChristie’s is proud to announce The Art of the Horse, a ground-breaking cross- departmental private sales exhibition to be showcased in Shanghai and Hong Kong this fall at the culmination of the Chinese Year of the Horse. Coinciding with the grand opening of Christie’s new Shanghai headquarters at the Ampire Building (21-30 October), and shown at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (21-25 November), at the time of the Hong Kong autumn sales, the exhibition features highly important works exploring the portrayal and symbolism of the horse from diverse cultures across the ages.

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