with Horse and Hound

Lake Erie College Offers Course in Foxhunting

Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio is offering a course in foxhunting this semester. The course, “Riding to Hounds,” will earn students an hour of college credit for Thursday night classroom sessions and from two to four Saturday morning fox hunts with the Chagrin Valley Hunt.

Pam Hess, dean of the School of Equine Studies said there is no killing of the fox. The Chagrin Valley Hunt has waived capping fees and, according to Hess, hunt members have gone out of their way to welcome young people, and especially those from Lake Erie College. The required textbook for the class is Riding to Hounds in America: An Introduction for Fox Hunters by William P. Wadsworth.

For more details, read Michael K. McIntyre’s article in Cleveland.com.

Posted August 17, 2013