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(est. 1927)

Foxhunting the Historic James River Plantations


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As responsible stewards of the Hunt, the Board has unanimously voted to increase annual dues in order to make necessary improvements to our kennels, barn and the Huntsman's housing as well to keep pace with the rising cost of living. This is the first increase to dues in over seven years and every effort was made to keep the increases at a nominal level.

The new dues schedule is as follows and will take effect for existing members after the PAH Annual Meeting in May 2020:

  • Family Membership - $450 per quarter (increase of $15/quarter)
  • Single Membership - $350 per quarter (increase of $15/quarter)
  • Hunt Supporter - $100 per quarter (increase of $5/quarter)

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Recent News

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  • 03 Jan 2020 3:23 PM | Trace Carson (Administrator)

    Please come out to Fort Pocahontas and join us for our Annual Membership Breakfast after a wonderful morning of hunting on January 25th! We would love to see a great turnout of car followers to enjoy the day's hunt as well as the breakfast afterward inside the lovely Binford House at 1pm, rain or shine!

    The breakfast, prepared by our new 2019 members, is free to membership.  All guests are welcome at $25 per person.  Food and libations will be provided by Princess Anne Hunt to thank our membership for their continued support. For this reason, please RSVP by Tuesday, January 21st at 6pm so that we can prepare the meal and bar. 

    Hope to see you all at the breakfast!

  • 25 Dec 2019 3:19 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    12 00

    Wed1200

    1-Jan

    New Years Day Hunt at Evelynton (Big Buckland) -SC - Sweet

    10 00

    Sun1000

    5-Jan

    Kennels - SC - Mark Wenger

    09 00

    Wed900

    8-Jan

    The Kelley's

    10 00

    Sat1000

    11-Jan

    Shirley Plantation - SC, Mark Wenger

    09 00

    Wed900

    15-Jan

    Call Hunt Recording

    10 00

    Sat1000

    18-Jan

    Bachelors Point -SC, Mark Wenger

    09 00

    Wed900

    22-Jan

    Brandon

    10 00

    Sat1000

    25-Jan

    Fort Pocahontas with membership breakfast - SC, Kelly Jordan

    09 00

    Wed900

    29-Jan

    Richmond View

    10 00

    Sun1000

    2-Feb

    Liberty Hill with Ground Hog Day at Sunnyside - SC Smallwood, Molinaro

    09 00

    Wed900

    5-Feb

    River Ridge

    10 00

    Sat1000

    8-Feb

    North Bend/ Mapsico - SC, Martha Culpper

    09 00

    Wed900

    12-Feb

    Westover Plantation

    10 00

    Sat1000

    15-Feb

    Bacon's Castle (Joint meet with JRH) - SC, Kelly Jordan

    09 00

    Wed900

    19-Feb

    Airville

    10 00

    Sat1000

    22-Feb

    Dogham Farm & Hardens (Joint Meet with Deep Run) - SC, Yogi

    09 00

    Wed900

    26-Feb

    Millstone

    10 00

    Sat1000

    29-Feb

    North Bend Plantation (joint with Caroline) - SC, The Watsons-

    09 00

    Wed900

    4-Mar

    Cumberland Plantation

    10 00

    Sat1000

    7-Mar

    Brandon- Kelly Jordan

    09 00

    Wed900

    11-Mar

    Granville

    10 00

    Sat1000

    14-Mar

    CLOSING MEET at Sherwood Forest - SC, Need Volunteers

    10 00

    Fri1000

    20-Mar

    Bonus Hunt at Upper Shirley Plantation


    Sat

    21-Mar

    HUNT BALL - Kings Mill Resort

  • 18 Dec 2019 5:47 PM | Trace Carson (Administrator)

    High Step Into Spring

    2020 Hunt Ball Weekend

    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Kingsmill Resort
    Williamsburg, Virginia

    Invitations will be mailed February 5th, but there's no reason not to start making your plans now to "High Step into Spring" with PAH.

    Tickets are $165 per Person, $100 for Landowners and $100 for Juniors

    Stay the Weekend!

    • Casual PAH dinner for those interested on Friday, March 20th
    • Coordinated Winery Tour for those interested on Saturday, March 21st
    • Coordinated PAH Golf Outing for those interested on Saturday, March 21st
    • Celebrate the First Day of Spring at PAH's 93rd Hunt Ball from 6pm-midnight on Saturday, March 21st

    More information about these fun extracurricular events will be coming!

    Hunt Ball
    Burwell Ballroom, Kingsmill Resort

    6-7:15pm         Reception and Silent Auction
                           Complementary Beverage from PAH and Two Drink Tickets
    7:15pm            Silent Auction Closes and Sit for Dinner
    7:30-9pm         Dinner and Live Auction
                           Two Complimentary Bottles of Wine per Table
                           Menu Choices TBA

    9pm-Midnight    Live Music by Spectrum and Dancing

    Auction Items
    If you have a potential Live Auction item to donate, please contact Hunt Ball Co-Chair, Marcy Molinaro, by January 31st.

    If you have a potential Silent Auction item to donate, please contact Hunt Ball Committee member, Linda Wenger, by March 5th.

    Lodging
    A block of rooms has been reserved at Kingsmill Resort through Friday, February 28th.  Call (757) 253-1703 to make your reservations and mention Princess Anne Hunt.

    Deluxe Guestrooms ~ $201.98

    Deluxe One-Bedroom Suites ~ 291.58
    River Guestrooms ~ $246.78
    River One-Bedroom Suites ~ $336.38

    Room rates include all taxes and resort fee.  A credit card will be required to make a reservation and charged the first night's rate.  Reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to midnight on the seventh day prior to arrival.


    Resort Fee includes:

    • Wil-Fi in Guestrooms
    • Self-Parking
    • Use of Kingsmill Guest Fitness Facility
    • Shuttle Service Throughout the Resort
    • Shuttle Service to Busch Gardens and Water Country (scheduled on a seasonal basis)
  • 02 Dec 2019 7:00 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    PAH Treasurer
    Change of Address

    Please Note Change of Address for PAH Treasurer:

    Cynthia Long-Porter
    PAH Treasurer
    3436 North Riverside Drive
    Lanexa, Virginia 23089

    Please Update Your Records!

    Thank You, Cynthia, for Keeping Our Finances
    i
    n Such Good Order!





    ALWAYS CALL THE HUNT LINE TO CONFIRM HUNTING

    (804) 277-4567
  • 21 Nov 2019 6:05 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    A cold but fun and informative day was had by those who turned up at the Beechland Foxhound Training Preserve this past Saturday. Those who did not attend, that was a shame as you missed a special, social event that you must plan on for next year.

    A welcoming stirrup cup started the day off during which
    Martyn "auctioned off" the puppies (thank you to all the competitive bidders) who were then attired in numbered vests for easier, long-distance identification.
    Just Martyn and Sue were on horseback with the field members dressed up for the weather and walking.
    Everyone got to hear hounds in full cry, as well as viewing plenty of healthy foxes, which gave the foot followers a new, totally different, perspective on hounds and hunting.


    Hopefully, you have all got to see Melissa's excellent photographs that captured the day perfectly. melissawilliamsphotographs.smugmug.com

    Once all the hounds were caught up and back in their trailer, everyone entered the Club House and were greeted by tables groaning with food and plenty of adult libations, thanks to the wonderful Kelley family!

    "Potion" and "Martha" were named as joint winners of the best working puppy.
    Franci and/or Hank were voted as having the tastiest hip flask concoction....well, maybe as no-one can really remember!


    All proceeds and winnings were generously donated to the hounds which amounted to over $1,000. A great day!!

  • 12 Nov 2019 3:31 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    2019-2020 Season

    HOUNDS WILL MEET 

    October – December 2019

     

                  Sat.      Oct.  26        Opening Meet at Sherwood Forest                10:00 a.m.

                                                    Breakfast to follow at Indian Fields Tavern

                  Wed.   Oct.  30        Granville                                                            8:00 a.m.

                  Sun.    Nov   3         North Bend Plantation                                     10:00 a.m. S,C -Watsons

                  Wed.   Nov.  6         Shirley Plantation                                             9:00 a.m.

                  Sun.    Nov.   10       Joint Meet with Red Oak Foxhounds            10:00 a.m.

                                                    In their country.  Call Hunt Recording for directions

                  Mon.   Nov.  11        Westover Plantation – Veterans Day Hunt   10:00 a.m. S.C, Sweets, Stroms, Hinsons

                                                    Joint Meet with Red Oak Foxhounds

                                                    Italian Breakfast to follow courtesy of Steve Musso

                  Sat.      Nov.   16       Hound Training – Members Welcome          9:00 a.m. S.C. Molinaro,Smallwood

                                                    Breakfast to Follow courtesy of Clinton Kelley.

                                                               Call Hunt recording for details.

                  Sun.    Nov.  24       Indian Fields Tavern                                        10:00 a.m. S.C.Troy Arnold

                  Wed.   Nov.  27       Center Farm                                                      9:00 a.m.

                  Sun.    Dec.     1        Liberty Hill Farm                                              10:00 a.m. S.C.

                  Wed.   Dec.    4        Fort Pocahontas                                               9:00 a.m.

                  Sun.    Dec.   8        Joint Meet with Deep Run Hunt                    10:00 a.m.

                                                    Full Stream Farm.  Call Hunt Recording for directions

                  Wed.   Dec.   11       Call Hunt Recording                                        9:00 a.m.

                  Sat.      Dec.  14        Dogham Farm                                                   10:00 a.m. S.C The Stroms

                                                    Hunt Breakfast at 6:00 p.m. at The Cavalier Hotel

                                                    Black tie optional; Scarlet if convenient

                  Wed.   Dec.  18         North Bend Plantation                                     9:00 a.m.

                  Sun.    Dec.  22        Joint Meet with James River Hunt                  10:00 a.m. S.C. Molinaro, Smallwood

                                                    Location to be determined – call hunt recording

                  Thur.  Dec.  26        Boxing Day Meet at Westover                        10:00 a.m.

                                                    Breakfast to Follow at Cul’s Courthouse Grill

                  Sun.    Dec.  29        Sherwood Forest Plantation                           10:00 a.m. S.C The Hackmans

    Dee Dee Mausteller, MFH (757) 293-8855

    Edward Mitchell, MFH (804) 314-2809

    Travis Gibson, MFH (757) 619-2644

    Jack Ferguson, ex-MFH Honorary Master

    W. Michael Adams, ex-MFH Honorary Master

     

    Martyn Blackmore, Huntsman (703) 341-9670

    Hunt Recording: (804) 277-4567

  • 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”

  • 18 Oct 2019 7:00 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    Another friend of PAH passed away Thursday. Alan Diamonstein, of Newport News, was a former Delegate and a powerful lawmaker.
    On a more personal note, he was Cherylle Lang's brother-in-law and a friend of Dave Chewning.

    Dave would like to share the following with PAH members and friends:

    "My good friend Alan passed away this morning, at his home, surrounded by family. He was a hunt member from 1994 to 2010

    I first met Alan in the hunt field at North Bend. I was whipping-in that day and he needed help getting across a jump, that has not been there in years.
    I rode over to help Alan and he asked me to lead him over the jump. I have always known Alan to be able to really think on his feet, as a good legislator is expected, but even Alan made a few bad choices: In spite of his bad choice that day, we both successfully got over the coop.

    Alan always had a smile on his face, every time he was with his hunt friends. He was also most appropriately attired; another difference between the two of us.
    I have visited with him on many occasions in recent years, after he had left the hunt, and his constant smile was always in place.

    He will be sorely missed by Cherylle, Cindy, me and the entire PAH family.

    Dave Chewning
    PAH Whipper-In and friend of Alan"

    Alan's memorial service will be held Sunday October 20, 1:30pm, at the Alan and Beverly Diamonstein Concert Hall at the Ferguson Center for the Arts at CNU.

  • 14 Oct 2019 7:18 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)



    What a fabulous Newcomer's Day!
    A large group of first time fox hunters turned up; some had driven 2 hours to get to Dogham Farm and some had stabled overnight locally. After a pep talk during the stirrup cup (welcome for a few, needing liquid courage!) the 3 fields moved off for nearly 3 hours in their saddles. It was a perfectly paced day and everyone got to see, and hear, hounds at work. All horses behaved impeccably and all the riders heeded their instructions!
    Many riders have promised to come back and one was overheard announcing that she was hooked!!
    Thank you to all involved in putting this day together and ensuring it was a great success.

  • 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!

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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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