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Volunteers
Elaine Honeycutt
Kerri Land - Stirrup Cup Coordinator

Email
Travis Gibson
Dee Dee Mausteller
Ed Mitchell

PAH Facebook
Sue Blackmore


Treasurer
Debbie Hackman

dhackman@me.com

812 Shirley Plantation Rd

Charles City, Va 23030

Honorary Secretary

Denise Kelley

dkelleybk@gmail.com

2019 PAH Waiver Form.doc

(coggins, waivers and cap fees)


Recent News

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  • 08 Feb 2021 6:19 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    We  had the pleasure of a wonderful professional photographer to visit PAH on two occasions.  The Erdas of Westover invited Christopher Smith to come photograph on Boxing Day. This was a day that grounds conditions were not favorable, so we Walked Out with the Hounds. Christopher also was invited to join us at this past Saturdays hunt at Evelyton Plantation, home of John and Jeanine Hinson. It was a beautiful day for a hunt! Christopher took some awesome photos. Please click on below link to see samples of the photos of the day.

    Princess Anne Hunt - EYE&EYE VISIONS

    Christopher "Puma" Smith

    eyeneyevisions.com

    Instagram - eyeneyevisions
  • 25 Jan 2021 8:52 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    Mark Wagner Christine SweetKatherine MitchellDebbie Hackman Elaine Honeycutt  and Cynthia Long Porter Jeanine Hinson

  • 25 Jan 2021 6:24 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)


    Meet our exceptional working team and one big, happy family!

    Sue Blackmore, Professional Whipper-In

    Jerel Johnson Whipper-In

    Allison Harcourt Whipper-In


    Robin Somers-Strom Whipper-In

    Liz Stack Whipper-In

    Denise Kelley Honorary Secretary

    Clinton Kelley Kennel Man, Road Whip

    Sparky Harcourt, Road Whip

    President and 3rd Field Master

    Jim Daniels. 2nd Field Master

    DeeDee Mausteller, MFH

    Ed Mitchell, MFH

    Travis Gibson, MFH


    AND THE MAN OF THE HOUR............

    Martyn Blackmore, Professional Huntsman

    Please give a shout our to all our hunt staff, that spend many hours behind the scene to ensure that we have great fixtures, happy healthy hounds and horses and a fun ,exciting and safe hunt days!

    (thank you to Sue Blackmore for gathering of photos and posting on our FB page)

  • 06 Jan 2021 8:02 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    It is with heavy heart and great sadness that we say good by to a dedicated member of our hunt family. Mike was a true animal lover of all things horses, dogs and chickens!  He truly loved PAH and supported our hunt in many ways. His first hunt horse was Chatham who carried him in the hunt field and earned his colors.  Morgan his daughter soon joined him in the hunt field on a lovely mount, Sonny. I know Mike was in his glory to have his daughter hunting along side him in many hunts together. Debbie and Mike was always a delight at our hunt social functions. Mike enjoyed all aspects of our hunt, painting fences, participating in social functions, serving on the board as membership chair.  Mike was a true gentleman and always was properly turned out no matter what function, his signature bow ties were always in order! Please enjoy a life well lived and give great thanks to a man that truly loved PAH!

    I  leave you this quote from Mike:"I hug five horses every day - mostly twice a day. What a joy. Sure beats banking".

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:57 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    Dear Members

    As you may know, Governor Northam has issued a new Executive Order which went into effect on November 16, 2020. Some members have expressed concern that this may impact our hunting schedule. (To read complete Executive Order CLICK HERE)

    The Masters of Foxhounds Association has had some very direct communication with the Governor’s office in regards to foxhunting.  Fortunately, the Executive Order specifically states that “outdoor recreational sports activities are permitted”. We are further advised that the Governor has directly stated that the order is not intended to apply to outdoor activities such as foxhunting.  This is helpful in that the “limit to groups of 25” does not apply while out hunting.  However we should use common sense and be smart.  We will be limiting our stirrup cups during this time, and please ensure that any post-hunt snacking follows appropriate Covid protocols.  Also, please do not post photos on social media of hunting during this time.

    We are fortunate to be able to carry on our sport in these times, and it is important that we are compliant with state policies and also sensitive to the perception of those outside of the hunting community.

     

    Please call if you have any questions.

     

  • 04 Nov 2020 9:34 PM | Travis Gibson (Administrator)

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    Thanks to all the Wonderful Tailgates that made Opening Meet 2020 one to Remember!

  • 12 Oct 2020 8:46 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce the addition of our new Princess Anne Hunt Merchandise Page! The merchandising team has been busy working on a new variety of PAH logo offerings that are ready to go, just in time for the 2020-2021 season!

    In the apparel department, we have terrific new PAH logo items, including polo shirts made of performance fabric that are perfect for riding. Will we be dining outside this fall? On offer are PAH sweatshirts, vests and two types of insulated jackets that perfectly fit the bill. All apparel items have the PAH logo done in a colorful embroidery by Paddock Threads, purveyor of monogrammed and embroidered linens and custom apparel.

    We also have a smattering of choice in the home décor department! From hemstitched linen cocktail napkins and guest towels to tumblers to wine totes, we’ve got just the thing for tailgates, hunt balls and everything in between!   

    The best part? These items will be shipped directly to you so there’s no need to wait for a meet or social function to enjoy them!   

    So, please indulge in a bit of retail therapy – a portion of every purchase goes to our hound cookie fund! And why not? We’ve got something for every taste!

    For questions or comments, please contact Mary Finney (mhfinney@aol.com) or Franci Wayland ( franciwayland@me.com)



    CLICK HERE

    Tally Ho!

  • 02 Oct 2019 5:40 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    Our Presentation of Hounds at Sherwood Forest drew a good crowd of visitors, some of whom asked great questions regarding hunting and hounds.  It was a very hot and humid morning and "The Dream Team" were in full, formal livery but we survived! The hounds were a credit to us and were unruffled by the large group of people.  As you can see, they also enjoyed their meet and greet with one gorgeous little attendee, Mae Ramsay, who is just the cutest!  Another successful PR opportunity for PAH!

  • 25 Sep 2019 9:11 AM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    Autumn Hunting – Please join us for the first day of cub hunting at the PAH Kennels on Sunday September 29th at 9:00 am.  Polo shirt attire.  Guests permitted with permission of the Masters.

    Through the month of October, we will be hunting Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Fixtures will be announced by email, or check the Hunt Recording.

    Volunteers Needed – Saturday September 28th - at 9:30 a.m., we will hold our annual Presentation of Foxhounds at Sherwood Forest Plantation as part of the Westover Autumn Pilgrimage. Martyn and Sue will bring hounds and give an overview of the sport of mounted fox hunting. Participation by PAH members is welcomed, and especially if you want to come in formal hunt attire!  If interested, please reply to masters@princessannehunt.com.  

    Then at 11:00, we are asking for volunteers to come help us put together our brand new "events shed", and help us with the kitchen renovation at the kennels.  We are really hoping to have everything completed so we can show it off at the Landowners' Picnic on October 6th. Please RSVP to Christine Sweet at chrissweet3942@aol.com.

    Sunday, October 6th - Land Owner's Picnic at PAH Kennels - 3:00 p.m. - Come enjoy great food, drinks, and fun as we show appreciation of our Land Owners.  Also, tour the kennel improvements!  Reply to the Evite or RSVP to Jim Daniels at longestanddaniels@yahoo.com.

    Saturday, October 12th - "Newcomer's Day" Cub Hunting at Dogham Farm - Hounds will meet at Dogham Farm at 9:00 a.m.  Over the past few months, we have been visiting local stables and riding programs.  We will be encouraging guests and first time hunters to join us on this date - more details to follow!

    Saturday, October 26th - Opening Meet - Hounds will meet at Sherwood Forest at 10:00 a.m.  Formal attire (remember- dues must be current in order to hunt).

    We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Check www.princessannehunt.com for additional information and updates.

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About Princess Anne Hunt

Founded in 1927 and recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) in 1937, Princess Anne Hunt (PAH) is located in Charles City County and our Hunt Territory extends from Richmond to Williamsburg and from King William County to Suffolk.

Princess Anne Hunt is privileged to hunt the beautiful farmlands and historic plantations along the James River. We welcome visitors and if you are interested in riding with us or visiting a hunt on foot, please contact one of us.

Princess Anne Hunt meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays (Sundays during the deer hunting season) from October through March.  The Hunt maintains approximately 25 couple  of Old English, English and Crossbred fox hounds with kennels and stables located on the grounds of Sherwood Forest Plantation in the heart of the Hunt’s present day territory. 

On this web site, you will find information about the history of our Hunt, the beautiful and historic fixtures that we have the privilege to hunt on and an updated calendar of exciting events.  Please look around this site to learn more and to explore membership opportunities.

Sincerely,

Travis D. Gibson, MFH
Dee Dee Mausteller, MFH
Edward D. Mitchell, MFH

Masters of Foxhounds

Welcome to the Princess Anne Hunt
(est. 1927)

Foxhunting the Historic James River Plantations

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