Toronto North York Hunt
IUHH Members Gather at Toronto North York Hunt (TNYH)
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Union of Hunting with Hounds (IUHH) took place in Mulmur, Ontario last weekend. Representatives from England, France, New Zealand and the United States met to share their ideas, experiences and challenges around a common thread--hunting with hounds. The Annual meeting held at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club was organized by Laurel Byrne, MFH and Michael Byrne, president of the Toronto & North York Hunt.
About the Union of Hunting with Hounds. (IUHH)
The MFHA works with other mounted hound hunting organizations around the globe as a member of the International Union of Hunting with Hounds (IUHH) to share information and protect mounted foxhunting.
Below: Professional Huntsman Rosslyn Balding and TNYH Hounds, TNYH and Laurel Byrne, MFH leading the first field. Huntsman Rosslyn Balding is the First Female Hunstman for the TNYH, and the first female Huntsman of a live pack in Canada. She is an amazing woman.
Below and to the right: Andy Bite, MFH with TNYH member and experienced Endurance Rider that competed several times in the World Equestrian Games, Nancy Beacon and Lt. Col. Dennis J. Foster.
Above: Happy Hounds.
Below: Great view of the TNYH Kennels. An hour’s drive north-west of the City of Toronto. Mulmur straddles the famous Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. "The level, fertile fields above the escarpment provide a prime environment for the cultivation of a variety of crops including vast quantities of potatoes. The escarpment itself consists of steep slopes and river valleys surrounded by extensive forests. Below it, Mulmur descends into gently rolling farmlands and rural areas."**
Above: Professional Huntsman Rosslyn Balding, TNYH being interviewed by the IUHH Representatives from France.
More Photos can be viewed here: TNYH 23-Sept-2017 online gallery.
Special thank you to Master Laurel Byrne and Michael Byrne, President of the club for having me out. Thank you Huntsman Rosslyn Balding, for the invite and for the wonderful farm stay — I made me feel so welcome and at home. Thank you to TNYH member Bev Nicholson for driving me all over TNYH territory and for the great company — I had so much fun!
* reference: http://https://huntingwithhounds.wordpress.com
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