The Long Lake Hounds is one of 165 hunts in North America recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds
Association of America in Millwood, Virginia. Long Lake member- riders range in age from grade schoolers to septuagenarians, and the horses they ride include mixed breed ponies, Connemaras, Arabians, Quarter Horses, Irish sport horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds, a Lippizan, a Percheron and many draft crosses.
Those who foxhunt share in the beauty, excitement and the camaraderie of riding to hounds. Some members like the hounds, some members come to ride, others to jump, and others for the social activities. Many members especially like the traditions, such as the clothes worn and the signals blown on the huntsman’s horn. Nothing about foxhunting has changed for hundreds of years. When you look at old hunting prints from the 19th century, it’s the
same sport, the same costumes and customs and the same breeds of hounds and horses.
The official season of the Long Lake Hounds begins in June with the Informal season during which young hounds are trained. Hunts are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Formal season begins near Labor day and the Long Lake Hounds season ends before Thanksgiving.
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