Canadian Hound Show 2018
64th Annual Canadian Foxhound Show
Sponsored by the Masters of Foxhounds Association & The Canadian Foxhound Club
I was invited to attend the 64th Annual Canadian Foxhound Show on the grounds of the London Hunt and Country Club, by Mark Mcmanus of the Eglinton & Caledon Hounds. What a thrill and honour to attend an event like this. Such an honour to photograph the finest foxhounds in Canada! Special thanks to Mark Mcmanus, Eglington and Caledon Hounds MFH Christine Gracey, MFH Alastair Strachan and Ailene, Tina and Hugh for their kindness and inviting me into their hunt family for the weekend!
Above: Huntsman Rosslyn Balding showing her beautiful hounds.
It was my second time attending the Canadian Foxhound Show. I just love hounds. I love watching them move, watching their expressions, watching them work on Hunt days. Love the traditional rural sport and lifestyle of riding to hounds.
Above: Huntsman Paul Sherman, Waterloo Wellington Hunt
Photos can be viewed here: Canadian Foxhound Show 2018 online gallery.
All the other exhibitors they did really well and it was a great day had by all.
The Eglinton and Caledon Hounds is an offshoot of the Toronto Hunt which was formed in 1843. In 1930, The Eglinton Hunt, was formed and located at the corner of Avenue Road and Roselawn Avenue in Toronto and was recognized as a separate hunt under the Mastership of George Beardmore. When the expansion of Toronto necessitated finding new country, hounds were moved to their present location on Creditview Road in Caledon in 1963 and the name changed to Eglinton and Caledon Hounds. Today we have over 100 members who participate not only in hunting, but also with many related activities. Currently there are 168 organized hunts in North America.
Riding to hounds is a wonderful experience and we would love to have you join us.
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.
The Wellington-Waterloo Hunt Club Inc (W-WH) is a group of riding enthusiasts dedicated to Nature, Foxhounds and Riding – together in camaraderie and sport. The well-being of land, hounds, horses and people are paramount with the goal of enjoying these things responsibly. We believe that being outdoors – watching as man and woman and horse and hound find fresh air, breathing room, and land to stretch – is a joy.
Anyone who enjoys riding, likes to see new places and meet new people with the common interest of good times from the back of a horse, is invited to come out and see what Wellington-Waterloo Hunt is all about.
London Hunt date back to the 1843 Grand Military Steeplechase and to the military drag, it was actually on March 30, 1885 that a group of stalwart equestrians formally organized civilian hunting buffs into the London Hunt Club. These same sportsmen enjoyed golf, and the two activities were paramount from the beginning, with tennis and trap shooting added later.
Activities start in mid August Wednesday and Saturdays (or some Sundays) , and continue until early December, weather permitting. Hounds are Crossbred and English foxhounds.
There are usually two flights, a first flight that moves at speed including cantering and galloping and a second flight that mostly stays at a walk and trot. There are very few jumps in our country and no jumping is necessary.
The Hamilton Hunt and Equestrian Sports Club has been operating since 1958. We are located along the beautiful Grand River in Caledonia, Ontario, in Canada. Due to the kindness, cooperation and good-will of many landowners, we have access to approximately 2000 acres of fields and woodlands for fox hunting.
Founded in 1826, the Montreal Hunt is the oldest North American sporting club in continuous existence. For two decades after 1850, the club was virtually an annex of the local British Army garrison, and its members were mainly military personnel. The years after Confederation were relatively quiet; the club lost many of its members with the removal of military units to the United Kingdom and of civil servants to the newly established capitals of Ottawa and Québec City. The club has literally watched Canada unfold as a country before its eyes. Today it continues to thrive in the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains.
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