Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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witch.rosemary coatesIllustration by Rosemary Coates

Back in the late 1950s, Sarah and I—both just nineteen—came to America. We had left Britain, where post-war ration books were still in use. Sarah was to train horses and riders for Jamie Kreuz at Bryn Mawr Farms outside Philadelphia. I was to work for the Insurance Company of North America in Philadelphia and help Sarah on weekends.

Jamie picked us up at the airport, but by the time we reached the farm we were in the midst of a snowstorm and a power outage. Our first night was spent in total darkness. It was perhaps merciful that we could not see the mess.

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# Guest 2016-02-28 18:03
:lol: Well this is no holiday. I bet the horses were better off than the grooms. Can't wait to read the rest. The horse drawn by Rosemary really makes me wonder what comes next. Brave girl to leave home and go into the unknown. Well done Deirdre.
# Vicki Reeves 2016-03-10 12:03
Love your reports! I am Joint Master of South Creek Foxhounds in Tampa, Florida. I subscribe to Hounds Magazine and am thrilled I can read more about your adventures in future issues of Foxhunting Life with Horse and Hound. Well done and so enjoyable to read your reports! Both have been wonderful!

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