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ceremonies2.croppedArapahoe Joint-Master Mary Ewing introduces Marvin Beeman. /  Douglas Lees photo

A countryman from Virginia, a veterinarian from Colorado, and a businessman from north Florida were honored by an appreciative crowd of well-wishers on the occasion of their induction into the Huntsmen’s Room of the Museum of Hounds and Hunting. Ceremonies were conducted at Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia on Saturday, May 27, 2017. This was the evening before the Virginia Foxhound Show over the Memorial Day Weekend.

James Lee Atkins, Dr. G. Marvin Beeman, MFH, and C. Martin Wood III, MFH were selected by a committee of their peers for having carried the hunting horn with honor, courage, and distinction in hunting fields across North America in their lifetimes. The three men join a select club of just forty-one pre-eminent huntsmen so honored. The last inductions were made two years ago.

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# Denya Massey 2017-06-15 15:55
I'd love to see the complete list of the huntsmen who have been recognized but their induction into the Huntsmen's room at the MH&H. Please?
# Gretchen Pelham 2017-06-15 16:58
Good request! I've added a link to the Huntsmen's Room that lists all the inductees to date at the end of the article.
# Leslie Shepherd 2017-06-27 09:52
In recognition of Marty Wood's induction, I remember a comment by my step-father Alexander Mackay-Smith in the early 70's when he and my mother were visiting me in Thomasville, Ga. He told us, pointing at Marty, that young man, I predict, will one day be head of the Masters of Foxhounds Association. And so he was!
# Denya Massey 2017-07-01 14:16
Thanks for the list; it was fun to read to see how many names of the men, and woman, I recognized (most of them!). Congrats to Mrs. Hannum for being the only woman on the list!

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