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Welcome to the Princess Anne Hunt
(est. 1927)

Foxhunting the Historic James River Plantations


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For questions, please see below and contact the appropriate administrator in that area. Thank you!

Technical
Travis Gibson




Volunteers
Elaine Honeycutt
Kerri Land - Stirrup Cup Coordinator

Email
Travis Gibson
Dee Dee Mausteller
Ed Mitchell

PAH Facebook
Sue Blackmore

Membership  Coordinator

Christine Sweet

Treasurer
Debbie Hackman

Honorary Secretary (coggins, waivers and cap fees)
Denise Kelley


Recent News

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  • 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!

  • 09 Oct 2020 11:01 AM | Trace Carson (Administrator)

    Check out the new PAH Merchandise Page!  Order your PAH apparel and accessories today in time for Hunt Season.  Merchandise shipped directly to you.

  • 11 Aug 2020 8:06 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    We are pleased to welcome aboard Debbie Hackman as our new Treasurer!

    Please change the mailing address at your banking institution if you use the ACH feature or auto debit.

    If your are mailing your payment, please mail them to:

    Princess Anne Hunt, Ltd.
    c/o Debbie Hackman
    812 Shirley Plantation Rd.
    Charles City, VA 23030


    We have made it easier for you to pay your dues by adding an option to pay directly from your checking account. You must open your invoice to use this option.

    Email questions to dhackman@me.com



  • 29 Oct 2019 7:19 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    “HEADED TO THE FIRST DRAW”
    24” X 36”, OIL ON BELGIAN LINEN

    The winner of this painting was revealed at the Opening Meet breakfast at Indian Fields  Tavern on Saturday October 26th, 2019. Tim Coyne is the proud owner of this beautiful foxhunting piece of art.

    Thank you to all that participated in our fund raising raffle: We sold a grand total of 72 tickets which yielded over $7,200.00!

    A big thank you goes out to the volunteers that spent time in managing this project.

    To Cynthia Long Porter - for her commitment in sending out tickets and overseeing finances.

    To Marcy Molinaro, Mike Maddocks, Trace Carson and Ed Mitchell

    – for their help in the  promotion of the painting.

    And to Lee Baskerville - for volunteering his time and talents for this successful fund raiser.  Lee is well known throughout the hunting community in Virginia and his works are represented in both public and private collections. Recognized by C. Hugh Hildesley, VP of Sotherby’s New York, as “the next Sir Alfred Munnings”, Baskerville combines his love of the outdoors with his academic training as a painter, to create this scene of “A mounted huntsman with hounds in a sun-soaked field”

  • 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.

  • 24 Sep 2019 7:33 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    Charles City County Ruritan Club hosted their annual Steak Feast, September 19th, on the bank of the James River, on beautiful Berkeley Plantation. Established over 60 years ago, this civic organization help lead good causes, such as the Charles City Library campaign and scholarships for high school students. PAH were represented by Robin and Eric Strom and Sue and Martyn Blackmore as volunteer food servers. Eric and Martyn joined the male grillers who all cooked the "man-sized steaks", Sue and Robin had the less smoky and cooler job of dishing out bread rolls and salad! There were many community members and landowners in attendance plus a few PAH members. A fun evening! - Sue Blackmore

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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

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