with Horse and Hound

The Virginia Foxhound Show: Hounds and Sunshine!

liziartThe sun blazed, but the mature trees gracing Morven Park provided shade, and the multi-colored hospitality tents above the show rings offered cooling drink and refreshment. It was a happy throng that milled back and forth all day, watching hounds and browsing the vendor stands.

In the Foxhunting Life booth, our free drawing for Lizi Ruch’s lovely set of four hound puppy plates was a big hit. By day’s end we had a bowlful of names from which to pick, and the winner is….Barbara McKee from Leesburg!

Barbara and her husband live in the Loudoun West hunting country. They are friends of the Masters, Donna and Joe Rogers, and they enjoy watching the hunt ride by. The McKees are avid collectors of local art—paintings and pottery—so we know that Lizi’s plates will have a good home! Click to see more of Lizi’s art and dinnerware.

Thanks to all who stopped by to say hello and to talk about Foxhunting Life. We enjoyed seeing you, and we look forward to implementing some of your ideas and seeing you next year!

Finally, thanks to my wife Joan and special thanks to our good friends Denya Massey Clarke from Ontario and Gail Andersen from Massachusetts, the latter two having come to Virginia to see the foxhounds but spending much of their day helping me greet visitors to the Foxhunting Life booth.

Posted May 31, 2011

IMG_1206_fhl_boothDenya Massey Clarke photo