Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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potomac jefferson.rockstarPhoto by Lili Wykle, MFH and huntsman, Stonewall Hounds (VA) In his day, this aged celebrity, now basking in retirement, had the judges (and the female foxhounds, many of whom he knew ... intimately), swooning at the sight of him. Now weary of autograph seekers and those pesky selfie-photographers, he prefers to hang out incognito, as you see.

He was perhaps as strikingly handsome an American foxhound as this reporter has ever seen, and he passed his genes on to generations of grand champion foxhounds—both male and female—to follow.

potomac jefferson.wenzelPotomac Jefferson 2005, the toast of North American Foxhounds, winning the Grand Championship at Bryn Mawr one week after capturing the same honor at Virginia. (L-R): George Hundt; Vicki Crawford, MFH; Larry Pitts, huntsman; Lance Taylor; Jake Carle, judge.  /  Karen Kandra Wenzel photo

Potomac Jefferson 2005 was the MFHA Centennial Grand Champion Foxhound at both the 2007 Virginia Foxhound Show and the Bryn Mawr Hound Show one week later. The year, 2007, marked the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Masters of Foxhounds Association. Jefferson was bred, entered, and shown by then huntsman Larry Pitts. Today, Jefferson's genes are to be found in American and Crossbred foxhounds from one end of North America to the other. Jefferson lives with Larry in retirement.

Posted April 15, 2016


# Guest 2016-04-18 18:28
He is the "Derek Jeter" of foxhounds--a SUPER STAR!!
# C. Thompson Pardoe 2016-04-19 20:59
Without a doubt Jefferson was an incredible example of the American hound. Personally, and purely for their hunting acumen, I prefer his uncle Potomac Joseph. Both superb hounds and a great credit to their breeder and hunt club.

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