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Gretchen Pelham

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Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds 2024 Vixen Hunt

On International Women’s Day, Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries” played from a boombox at the meet as the hounds lead the hunt away to start the day. Jumping four-plank fences as they came, led Olympian Boyd Martin, the only man out that day, over 120 women enjoyed a great day in timber country putting three foxes to ground.
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Charles William Lewis, Sr., 1940-2024

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Charlie Lewis, the larger-than-life Master of Belle Meade Hunt.  My first memory of Charlie was about eight years ago when Tennessee Valley had its first joint meet with Belle Meade. At the meet, during announcements, Charlie invited us all to ride up front with him but cautioned us to be careful.  He said that a group from Virginia had come down the month before and four of them fell off on the first day.  He smiled and said in that slow, deep Geogia drawl, “We haven’t found those ladies yet, so keep your eyes open for ‘em!”
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hunt horses and hounds on road

Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds 2024 Vixen Hunt

On International Women’s Day, Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries” played from a boombox at the meet as the hounds lead the hunt away to start the day. Jumping four-plank fences as they came, led Olympian Boyd Martin, the only man out that day, over 120 women enjoyed a great day in timber country putting three foxes to ground.
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man in red hunt coat

Charles William Lewis, Sr., 1940-2024

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Charlie Lewis, the larger-than-life Master of Belle Meade Hunt.  My first memory of Charlie was about eight years ago when Tennessee Valley had its first joint meet with Belle Meade. At the meet, during announcements, Charlie invited us all to ride up front with him but cautioned us to be careful.  He said that a group from Virginia had come down the month before and four of them fell off on the first day.  He smiled and said in that slow, deep Geogia drawl, “We haven’t found those ladies yet, so keep your eyes open for ‘em!”
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Horses racing on turf with spectators behind a white fence and an outrider standing nearby

Outrider Seminar

In late February of 2024, the Foxfield Races Office in Charlottesville, Virginia held a seminar for the outriders of the local steeplechases and point-to-points.
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Better Living Through Titanium Road Trip, Part Three

In February 2024 I decided to take a road trip to hunt my way across the US and back after finally being cleared to ride again after a massive back surgery. These were my fourth and fifth hunts for the month.
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Better Living Through Titanium Road Trip, Part Two

In February 2024 I decided to take a road trip to hunt my way across the US and back after finally being cleared to ride again after a massive back surgery. This was my third hunt for the month, and the second in New Mexico.
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Foxhunters, Mustangs, and Pony Clubbers in The Biggest Little City In The World

This January, the United States Pony Club, celebrating its 70th anniversary, held its annual convention in Reno, Nevada.
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Thank you for your continued support of Foxhunting Life. As of today (Feb. 3, 2024) we have updated our website to a new platform. As part of this update, we are consolidating our membership options to make things simpler and provide more value to all.

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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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