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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 21, 2007

    Default Foxhunting "trainers" in MD/DE/SE PA/NOVA?

    I've got a nice gelding who I want someone else to "teach" to hunt. He's well trained over fences and on the flat, and I just want him to get exposed to hounds, large groups, and the excitement of it all with a competent person who has hunted forever and is good with introducing a horse to hunting. Any suggestions are appreciated!

  2. #2
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    Nov. 26, 2003
    NE FL


    There is a man named Paul Striberry who is in MD (I think) or somewhere close to there.
    I can't find his contact info right now, but there was an article about him in Covertside a year or so ago, and you could probably google him.
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin

  3. #3
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    May. 16, 2008


    Bonnie Barr Briggs in Hume, Virginia - She's got my greenie right now and is doing a fabulous job with him - and she regularly starts horses out in the hunt field.

  4. #4
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    Sep. 16, 2003
    Flint Hill, Virginia


    I second Bonnie. But if she's full try Debbie Welch, also with ODH also superb. Email me for her info if you wish. betsyp at
    Paul does not have a farm so his 'starting hunters' is not quite what you're looking for, I'll bet.
    * -- Virginia hunt country's best Bed-and-Breakfast-and-Barn.

  5. #5
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    Dec. 14, 2000


    You could also try Susan Deal in Rixeyville or Julie Williamson in Reva.

  6. #6
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    Feb. 6, 2007
    Maryland USA

  7. #7
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    Jan. 31, 2006
    Hunt Valley, MD


    Quote Originally Posted by tangledweb View Post
    You can try getting in touch with Dale, but she rarely answers her phone or returns phone calls.

  8. #8
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    Jan. 19, 2006
    Lincoln, Va.


    I sent my young green bean to my neighbor -- a young event rider trying to get established -- while I was out of town. Not for hunting, but just to hack and really get him going. He did a fabulous job with him and was very quiet, kind and patient. I know he does also start hunt horses for folks, as well. His name is Jon Sonkin, JAS Stables in Lincoln, Va. (just a few miles south of Purcellville) If interested, PM me and i will pass along his cell number.....
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