Jackie Kennedy and foxhunting
Has anyone read the latest Jackie Kennedy book "Mrs. Kennedy and Me - An Intimate Memoir" by former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill? I downloaded the ebook the other day. Just finished reading the foxhunting section, and was pleasantly surprised by how well he grasped the entire sport and described it...down to the correct verbage.
Apparently, the First Lady made dead sure her non-riding SS agent fully grasped the tradition and structure of the sport, and his knowledge, even years later, was very well presented in the book.
Lots of little tidbits and stuff I'd never heard before in any other books on Jackie, especially her love of her horse(s) as seen through this gentleman's eyes. I think it was funny that none of the agents rode well enough to keep up with her, and had to follow her (in the hunt) via cars on the local roads. I can imagine that was a nightmare - Orange County and Piedmont Hunts have far more massive unbroken land than roads!
And it was really funny to read how much the press HATED Middleburg because "there was nothing to do there". :lol:
Thus far, a really good read....