What???!! No one's coming to the Virginia Hound show Sunday?????!
I'll be there. Shooting Hillsboro in the Crossbred ring and cheering ODH in the American ring.
Planning to time arrival for the junior handler classes (allegedly 11 am but we all know how that goes) and lunch and hang out for the afternoon.
Anybody want to rendez-vous????!
ODH is hosting the officials' party - maybe at that tent, or else we can share a few cell ##s and meet up around lunchtime.
I was there! and I'm tired!
It was exhausting sitting there selling programs all morning! Phew!! :winkgrin: So fun! I met folks from hunts in England, Scotland, Toronto, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, NY, NJ, Md, Penn, Ohio, Ga, NC, SC, Tenn., Michigan, Alabama, etc. and many were first timers. I teased them about our hot /humid weather that day.
Then I helped with the officials luncheon.....but then....I helped with the coctail party during the pack class. I bartended for 3 hours for 400 of my closest friends all thirsty. :eek::yes: I'm here to say that Gin & Tonics are THE drink of the summer hound show crowds. (3 gallons of gin/12 gallons of tonic...a zillion limes!)
Yes Live Oaks English hound was champ and Potomac reserve.
The overall results are posted on the Va. foxhound clubs website.
Special kudo's to Brazos Valley hunt in Texas who brought up 17 hounds and gave Potomac a run for their money in the American ring! wooo hooo!
Best hunt tailgate?!! Oh it was Reedy Creek Hunt from Va. for sure! :yes::yes: But there was another with better stuffed animals. A NY hunt I think- had a stuffed fox AND coyote decorating their elegantly appointed & flowered tents! This was definitely the biggest year ever for fancy hunt tailgates. All had tents...and wow even more vendors too than ever. Fancy hats were HUGE this year! Very shee-shee & colorful ones!
You know me...I'm all about the food and shopping! Hound show? what hound show? ;)
And I about hugged everyone there too! How wonderful to see my entered bitch pack friends and my hunting princess friends and those from my previous hunts and all the hunting peeps! Damn we're a fun bunch! Yeee haw!
And special thanks to Karyn Wilson for stepping up and offering to help bartend!! And then Bobby showed up and a good time was had by all! :D:D:D