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Hunting Sedately in Bath County

(Thanksgiving, 2007)
The Bath County Hunt (VA) can be an exercise in sedate foxhunting: extraordinarily beautiful, particularly toward the closing days of autumn, but often a somnambulant snooze. Surely, there is sport at Bath County, even good sport, but no one expects the thrilling pace of a mid-winter foxhunt in Orange County territory. In truth, Bath County is expected to be relaxed, somewhat slower paced.

Bull Run Huntsmen’s Hunt 2010

Liz Callar photos

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By March 7, Virginia’s record-setting snowfall had disappeared, but the rivers were running high and fast.

“Some of those hounds had never seen water like that,” said organizer Greg Schwartz, huntsman for the Bull Run Hunt (VA). “Thought we’d have to get life jackets for some of them,” he quipped.

The Poker Ride: A Fun Fund Raiser

June 13, 2010
The FHL calendar shows two poker rides in June—one at Shakerag (GA), just completed, and one at North Country (VT), later this month. Sandra Carnet at Shakerag reports.

Every participating rider picks up one playing card at each of five stops during a ride. After the ride, the winning hands earn cash prizes.