Canadian Hound Show
63rd Annual Canadian Foxhound Show
I was invited to attend the 63rd Annual Canadian Foxhound Show on the grounds of the Toronto North York Hunt by Huntsman Andrew Marren and Milica Djordjevic of the Montreal Hunt. Carolyn of the Toronto North York Hunt and her partner Christopher were so gracious and generous — they invited us to stay with them for the weekend at the Yellow House. They welcomed us into their beautiful retreat and made us feel at home.
Denya Massey, Editor and photographer for the Toronto North York Hunt Hark Magazine was there and was photographing winner/trophy shots to send to the Master of Foxhound Association (MFHA). My goal was to try to capture a few shots of my Friends: Huntsman Andrew Marren, Milica Djordjevic and Loretta Bell from the Montreal Hunt, and capture a few shots of Huntsman Antony Gaylard and his hounds, as I am a social member of the Ottawa Valley Hunt. Hence the reason why I didn’t get very many shots of the other exhibitors, I apologize.
It was a great day in Mulmur, Ontario on the grounds of the Toronto North York Hunt Kennels. The landscape was breathtaking. Early Saturday morning before the show, I had the opportunity to capture a few shots of Huntsman Andrew Marren and Whipper-in Loretta walking out their hounds. The setting was magical.
It was my first time attending a Foxhound Show. I love watching hounds, love watching them move, watching them work. Love the traditional rural sport and lifestyle of riding to hounds.
Photos can be viewed here: Canadian Hound Show 2017 online gallery.
Above: Grand Champion Blue Ridge Wentworth, Huntsman Rosslyn Balding, Toronto North York Hunt
Above: Champion Crossbred Grumpy, Huntsman Antony Gaylard, Ottawa Valley Hunt
Above: Winner Class 14 Couple of Bitches - entered WWH Raven/Roxy Shown by Huntsman Paul Sherman, Waterloo Wellinton Hunt
So proud of my friends at the Montreal Hunt and all the other exhibitors they did really well and it was a great day had by all.
The Ottawa Valley Hunt run a top-notch Spring and Fall Simulated fox hunting program with a world-class huntsman and well-trained pack of hounds.
Formed in 1992, Beaver Meadow Foxhounds BMFH pursues the time-honoured tradition of riding to hounds. We meet Sundays and Wednesdays, Spring and Fall, at various farm locations to enjoy a morning out with hounds and fellow members.
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