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    May I make a pitch for a foxhunting writer who...

    May I make a pitch for a foxhunting writer who seems to be lesser known than the ones already mentioned? Marigold Armitage wrote two ripping books set in Ireland, "A Motley to the View" and "Long...
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    The Old Pooperoo weighs in (snore). Well, I...

    The Old Pooperoo weighs in (snore).


    Well, I should start by saying that I'm old as dirt. When I was a kid in Northern Virginia, most hunts had a waiting list; perhaps, as Wateryglen says, many...
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    My dear Wateryglen, You say the photos of these...

    My dear Wateryglen, You say the photos of these horses left you speechless? This is a heretofore unobserved phenomenon. Perhaps the Mayan calendar was off by a few weeks.

    Your devoted servant,...
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    Just in case you have missed another...

    Just in case you have missed another photographer, I would recommend Nico Morgan's web site:

    http://www.nicomorgan.com/#loc=/-/galleries/hunting&t=1352053105798

    He not only covered The Quorn...
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    Possibly Joan Hopewell. I believe she hunted...

    Possibly Joan Hopewell. I believe she hunted with them for many years, then moved to Aiken or Southern Pines, I forget which. Owned some steeplechasers, too. I can only claim to know her slightly...
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    Wateryglen (an apt name for Sunday night at the...

    Wateryglen (an apt name for Sunday night at the show) fails to mention that in addition to viewing gorgeous field hunters, enjoying the latest gossip, and eating delicious victuals, she has the...
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    And let's raise a glass . .

    . . to Ellie Wood Baxter of Farmington HC. Her Facebook page says she'll be 91 next month. She hunted last season, and I hope she has a fine time this season as well. An inspiration to us all.
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    Has it really come to this? Are we now...

    Has it really come to this? Are we now discussing shades of riding gloves on this site? Why not focus your attention on what the hounds are doing and keeping your horse under control? I am all for...
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    I am ancient; when I started hunting in 1967 with...

    I am ancient; when I started hunting in 1967 with Fairfax, I would guess that 3 out of 4 people in black melton, ladies and gents, wore canary breeches, the rest being about evenly divided between...
  10. I would recommend that you look up Virginia Field...

    I would recommend that you look up Virginia Field Hunters and Merle-Smith Eventing. I bought my Shire x TB mare from them in 2004, and we are currently in our eighth year of hunting; I couldn't be...
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    Dear Blues Buster, I get to have an opinion,...

    Dear Blues Buster,

    I get to have an opinion, as I have been hunting since '67 (not 1867, despite the rumours.)

    Here is what you must do. Put your perfect topped boots away in a box, taking...
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    And I just noticed that Keswick's Tony Gammell -...

    And I just noticed that Keswick's Tony Gammell - in his younger days - is featured in part 12.
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    This may be the first German I have encountered...

    This may be the first German I have encountered with a sense of humour. Loving the clips.
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    First, may I say it was a pleasure, as always, to...

    First, may I say it was a pleasure, as always, to see the effervescent and piquant Watery Glen at hunt night.

    Horse show results:

    http://www.horseshowsonline.com/ClassResults.aspx

    (look up...
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    The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

    Dana Wynter died the other day, and I was reminded that she was in this film. This is the foxhunting sequence, with John Huston, the director and keen foxhunter, appearing in a cameo as a member of...
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    Dear Wanabe, You are to be commended for...

    Dear Wanabe,
    You are to be commended for actually reading the Wadsworth pamphlet. I go mad when I see questions on this site and FOL that are covered clearly and succinctly in the booklet. The...
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    blacks and tans in Scotland

    I am a member of Reedy Creek and Rockbridge in Virginia and have never hunted farther north than Maryland or farther south than North Carolina. It seems to me, however, that I saw a photo in one of...
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    I bought a flask case from Dover last year. The...

    I bought a flask case from Dover last year. The leather case was cheap and came with the option of not buying a flask. So instead of alcohol, I carry bolt cutters, a pocket knife, and some baling...
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    Glenmore Hunt Opening Pictures

    Allison Schott's lovely photos of Glenmore's opener (with Rockbridge invited as guests) may be found at:

    http://gallery.me.com/allisonschott#gallery
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    Virginia Field Hunters

    I bought my mare Phoebe from the Merle-Smiths at www.virginiafieldhunters.com, and I can't recommend them highly enough. I got her as a green five year old, and she's been very dependable for six...
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    Upperville photos

    Many, many pix at www.lizcallar.com. Almost made up for not being able to attend this year.
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    Upperville photos

    Many, many pix at www.lizcallar.com. Almost made up for not being able to attend this year.
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    Yes, although Liz is brilliant, she must have had...

    Yes, although Liz is brilliant, she must have had a faulty lens on her camera that day because her photos of me made me look old as the Nile. How did this happen?
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    Hound Show Photos

    To All the Usual Suspects:

    Liz Callar has posted Va. Foxhound Show pictures at:
    www.Lizcallar.com

    I shall treasure them as mementos of a weekend spent eating, drinking, and gossiping.
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    Gold Cup photos

    Liz Callar has posted a bunch of photos on www.lizcallar.com
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