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(est. 1927)

Foxhunting the Historic James River Plantations


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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

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

  • 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

  • 23 Sep 2019 8:16 PM | Christine Sweet (Administrator)

    PAH were warmly greeted at Whippoorwill Farm during their VHSA Associate Horse Show, Sunday September 22nd. Merri Musso set up a superb booth, introducing the show riders to the history of fox hunting, and Master Travis set up refreshments and finger food for anyone visiting the booth. Assistants, Denise and Brooke, are fast becoming great ambassadors for PAH, expertly guided by Merri. If Clinton had not have been working, he would have been there too! Martyn and Sue brought along 4 hounds - Huckleberry, Daystar, Moonbeam and new girl, Breezy. They were excellently behaved (kept on leashes) and were happy to hang out in the shade of the pop up tents. They attracted many visitors, of all ages, and inspired many great questions regarding hunting and hounds. We all fell in love with one 8 year old young man who kept returning to hang out with the hounds. Respectful, full of knowledge and now a hound lover. Hopefully he and his 14 year old sister (who has the most laid-back paint pony) will come and hunt with us!! A wonderful few hours and an ideal PR opportunity for us. - Sue Blackmore

  • 20 Sep 2019 11:11 AM | Trace Carson (Administrator)
    2019-2020

    Sunday, October 6, 2019 – Landowners Picnic - PAH Kennels

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Opening Meet at Sherwood Forest

    Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Oyster Roast Fund Raiser

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Hunt Breakfast at Caviler Hotel

    Thursday, December 26, 2019 -  Boxing Day Hunt Breakfast at Cul’s Grille

    January/February 2020 – Membership Breakfast

    March 2020 – Closing Meet, Sherwood Forest

    March 2020  – Bonus Hunt

    Saturday, March 21, 2020  – Hunt Ball

  • 12 Aug 2019 2:59 PM | Trace Carson (Administrator)

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

    Celebrated artist, Lee Baskerville, is well known throughout the hunt community in Virginia.  His works are represented in both public and private collections, including the Homestead Resort, Warm Springs and Salamander Hotel, Middleburg.  Recognized by C. Hugh Hildesley, Vice President of Sotheby’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 mounted huntsman with hounds in a sun-soaked field.    

    Only 110 opportunities exist to win this beautiful painting!  Each ticket is being offered at $100.  You may purchase as many tickets as you would like and you need not be present to win. The drawing will be held at Princess Anne Hunt’s Opening Meet, Saturday October 26, 2019.

    Purchase your ticket today! Contact Cynthia Long-Porter.
  • 12 Jun 2019 3:03 PM | Trace Carson (Administrator)


    Successful and Fun!

    MUCH THANKS!

    Martyn Blackmore, Huntsman

    Handlers: Allison Hartcout, Mary Walker, Jerrel Johnson and Clinton Kelly...you are awesome!

     

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” (i.e. pairs) of cross-bred 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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