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Spend a Glorious Fall Weekend in Upstate New York with Genesee Valley Hunt

Genesee Valley Hunt looks forward to foxhunters of all ages participating in the pack’s Sporting Weekend, October 9th-11th, 2015. The valley is a beautiful spot during the first part of October and the fall colors will arrive along with crisp mornings!

The weekend will kick off with a formal late afternoon hunt on Friday, October 9th, followed by a pre-race party welcoming all of our visitors and the participants in the races. The races begin Saturday morning, October 10th, with sanctioned races over jumps, flat races, and other fun races, including a pace race for fox hunters and heavy horses.

Loudoun Point-to-Point to Host Side Saddle Race

Steeplechase racing returns to its traditional roots when the inaugural Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Chase, the first to be held in America since the 1930s, makes its debut at the 49th annual Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point Races on Sunday, April 12, at historic Oatlands Plantation.

“This groundbreaking event brings a new dimension to steeplechase racing because it speaks to the foundation of the sport,” said Donna Rogers, Master of Foxhounds of the Loudoun Fairfax Hunt. “We are delighted to host the inaugural race, which I think will become a popular new tradition and do much to spur interest in riding aside, steeplechase racing, foxhunting and land conservation in Virginia.”

Sporting Accoutrements: The Still Lifes of Henry Koehler at the NSLM

MIDDLEBURG, VA-The exhibition Sporting Accoutrements: The Still Lifes of Henry Koehler will be on view at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia through May 31, 2015. Twenty-four intimate and contemplative paintings of fox and stag hunting, racing, polo, fishing, and shooting paraphernalia by the recognized sporting painter Henry Koehler have been brought together to highlight the artist’s deep knowledge and almost hallowed respect for the objects he paints, evoking the very nature of their use.

Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H. Daniels Fellows at NSLM

nsl logoThe National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) will host a new monthly series in 2015. Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H. Daniels Fellows will allow the public to learn about new discoveries and research by the John H. Daniels Fellows. This series will feature current and former Fellows as they share their expertise, research, and experiences studying the unique collections, resources and rare books found at the National Sporting Library & Museum.

The first Sporting Conversations lecture of 2015 will feature Elizabeth Tobey and will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the NSLM campus in Middleburg, VA. Admission is free for NSLM members and $5.00 for non-members. The event is open to the public.

Manhattan Saddlery Welcomes MFHA to NYC

tweedsNew York, NY – Manhattan Saddlery, New York City’s only remaining tack store, will welcome the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) to its retail shop on 117 East 24th Street for a Foxhunting Open House on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Musings From Lexington

2014-04-13 11.05.15Emily Esterson photoHaving recently returned from the Biennial Staff Seminar in Lexington, I wanted to share with you much of what was made available to the select audience of Masters and staff. First, a note of thanks to whoever booked the block at the Griffin Gate Resort, although I must add that having been spoiled by the Pierre in January, I can only assume that the critic that awarded the Pierre with five stars is not one and the same as he who awarded this one the same honor. To the hotel’s credit, it was clean, comfortable, conveniently located to the meeting site, and the staff was friendly.

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