Originally a New Yorker, Katherine Selby moved to Vermont 31 years ago and hasn’t looked back. A professional horse trainer and instructor all of her working life, Selby serves as kennel huntsman for the Green Mountain Hounds (VT), a drag pack with kennels at her farm in New Haven, VT and territory throughout the Champlain Valley.
The Green Mountain territory consists of fixtures from Colchester to Shoreham and contains open farmland, some woods and coverts, and gentle hills. Although the season can be short, running from August to the end of November (plus a short spring season in June), Selby makes the most of every opportunity in hunting the eight couple Crossbreds and three American hounds that make up the Green Mountain pack, as they attend and host several joint meets, have two clinics, one or two hunter paces or rides, and other events in the year.
In addition to her duties as kennel huntsman, Selby puts her myriad equine skills to work as coach of the Middlebury College Equestrian Team and is equestrian director/partner of two equine dance companies that create performances for dressage riders and modern dancers together.