2015 Foxhunting Photos by James Danahy

A huge THANK YOU to James Danahy for these lovely photos of our 2015 season of foxhunting in Old Chatham, NY!

November 24th, 2015|

Saturday October 31, 2015-Beagle HALLOWEEN MEET

 

On Saturday October 31, 2015 we met for an ALL HALLOW’S EVE meet at the picturesque home of Cindy, Allie and Jim Buckley in Malden Bridge. This was the morning of our relatively ‘new’ tradition of a Joint Meet with beagles and foxhounds.   The foxhunt cast from the Clark property at 9:00 a.m. after being

October 31st, 2015|

October 26, 2015 Beagle Report

Alas, I fear this report will be abbreviated report as I was in Aldie, Virginia judging the basset trials.

But, I understand it was a delightful turnout at the home of Tina and Bob Worsfold in Kinderhook, New York.

It was an extended draw but hounds finally struck and Jack and Jim kept pace with a slingshot

October 26th, 2015|

Old Chatham Foxhunt – October 24, 2015

Old Chatham Hunt (Old Chatham, NY) October 24, 2015, heavy frost.
It was epic.
After last Wednesday’s blank day–the first since the early cub hunting season–hounds were cast south from meet at Good Hope Farm. On the ridge above the state highway hounds worked a line, little packets of scent here and there, huntsman, Thomas, took hounds

October 24th, 2015|

October 11, 2015 Beagling Hunt Report

Hounds met on an absolutely colorful and delightful Sunday afternoon at the picturesque Forer home on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend.  It was ‘almost warm’ but not too balmy to make scenting a challenge.

Jack and Jessica gathered alongside the famous heart-shaped pond and made the introductions.  We had enjoyed a delightful Saturday excursion about

October 11th, 2015|

Beagling Opening Day 2015 – Hunt Report

October 4th, 2015|

Foxhunting Opening Day 2015 – Hunt Report

October 3rd, 2015|

OCHC Featured in Berkshire Home Style Magazine

My first mistake was calling the foxhounds dogs, “They’re hounds,” I was reminded.  My second was neglecting to wear high-top boots.  My trouser legs go soaked in the dew-drenched field. Read More…
Read the article

October 1st, 2015|

Foxhunting from an Eventer’s Perspective

By Dana Stanton

As a busy working professional, I find myself craving quality time with my horses, but am too strapped for time to commit to a full show schedule. I’m sure I’m not the only one in this situation. What non-competitive activities, then, are available for the busy, but dedicated, rider? One activity I encourage

May 24th, 2015|

2014 Beagling Year in Review

The Old Chatham Foot Beagles enjoyed a lovely season of meets, trials, shows and travel under the leadership of Master Beaglers Jack Kingsley and Jessica Anderson.

Our spring season threw the usual punches of capacitating snow but also offered a few glimmers of open ground and we flew to the field whenever possible.  Onto the spring show

December 19th, 2014|