KLM Images, photography by Karen L Myers | The Blue Ridge Hunt

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Created 27-Mar-09
Modified 25-Aug-12
Blue Ridge Hunt
Boyce, Virginia 22620.
Established 1888.
Recognized 1904.

Today's followers of the Blue Ridge hounds ride over the same country and along the same twists and turns of the Shenandoah River as did George Washington nearly three hundred years ago when he followed the hounds of his employer and friend, Thomas, sixth lord Fairfax. The two pursued the native gray fox behind hounds that Fairfax had brought from England.

For the next hundred years, foxhunting in Virginia continued to flourish privately. However, by the time the Civil War had run its tragic course, the southern economy was crippled, its social fabric asunder, and its citizens poverty stricken. Those changes set the stage for the formation of organized hunts and subscription packs. An English emigré, Archibald Bevan, helped to organize the Blue Ridge Hunt in 1888, and he served as its first Master. William Bell Watkins, Alexander Mackay-Smith, and Mrs. George (Judy) Greenhalgh, Jr. were among the Hunt's most influential Masters of the twentieth century.

-- courtesy of Norman M Fine

2012/2013 Hunting Season

Galleries 9
Modified 18-Mar-13
30 photos

2011/2012 Hunting Season

Galleries 18
Modified 18-Mar-12
2343 photos
2011/2012 Hunting Season

2010/2011 Hunting Season

Galleries 21
Modified 13-May-11
2951 photos
2010/2011 Hunting Season

2009/2010 Hunting Season

Galleries 19
Modified 6-May-10
2208 photos
2009/2010 Hunting Season

2008/2009 Hunting Season

Galleries 40
Modified 27-Apr-09
3987 photos
2008/2009 Hunting Season

2007/2008 Hunting Season

Galleries 22
Modified 30-Mar-09
839 photos
2007/2008 Hunting Season