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2023 Christmas Keswick Hunt Club Junior Day Hunt

So many things to say about this cracking rider, Shep Turner. He had the honor to hunt in the back pocket of Keswick’s professional huntsman, Paul Wilson. And boy did he keep up! Check out this video by Keswick member, Britta Cruz. Turn up the volume to hear the thunder of hooves!
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The 2014 Tennessee Hunt Week And Remembering The Late Albert Menefee III

This amazing week of hunting in Middle Tennessee that happened nine years ago was recently on my mind after I read the hunt report from Longreen Foxhounds’ sixty-sixth Opening Meet. And I can't think of those Tennessee joint meets without thinking of the late Albert Menefee III. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane and keep a sharp eye out for the flying coyote!
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Fall Glory with Longreen Foxhounds

Here are two hunt reports from Harriet McFadden, a member of the Longreen Foxhounds. The kennels are located just outside of Memphis in Tennessee, but all the fixtures are located in Mississippi. I have had the pleasure of hunting with Longreen and Susan Walker, MFH and Huntsman. Her Penn-Marydel foxhounds are some of the finest in the country. Enjoy!
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Hunting with Dogs Act in Scotland

On October 3, 2023, Scotland’s “Hunting With Dogs Bill” came into effect. The Bill was passed this January to ban all trail chasing (called a drag hunt in the U.S.) and any hunting with more than two hounds without a special license. This Bill replaces the Protection of Wild Mammals Act that has been in effect in Scotland since 2002. That Act allowed the hunting of foxes to protect livestock and ground-nesting birds or to prevent the spread of disease. The new Bill will affect eight foxhunt clubs and one mink hunt club located in Scotland. Two hunt clubs in Scotland now use bloodhounds as of this season to chase a group of runners (called “clean boot”) and should be unaffected by the Bill.
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De La Brooke Foxhounds at the Potomac River

Karenan Smart took a fun photo of the De La Brooke Foxhounds visiting the Potomac River at a recent meet this November.
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Michael Dempsey MFH Appreciation

Michael Dempsey MFH, a household name in hunting circles all over the world, sadly passed away last week at age 98, in the loving care of his son Tom and his wife Mairead. He hunted the Galway Blazers for 20 seasons and was Joint Master for 40 seasons. His son Tom followed as huntsman for another 20 seasons. Michael also hunted Lady Molly Cusack-Smith’s Bermingham & North Galway Hounds and the East Galway Hounds, which possibly made him the only huntsman to hunt all of the County Galway foxhound packs.
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11th Annual Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland

The Eleventh annual Sporting Art Auction at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky, was held last fall. The event was a cooperative venture between the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house and its Lexington, Kentucky neighbor, Cross Gate Gallery, a leading dealer in the world’s finest sporting art.
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