Long Run Hounds fox hunt

| October 30, 2011

The Long Run Hounds club held its  51st annual Blessing of the Hounds on Oct. 22 at LRH Kennels  in Simpsonville.

A formal fox hunt followed with riders following on horseback behind the foxhounds as they tracked foxes and coyotes.

The stated reward of fox hunting is to enjoy the chase and not to capture or harm, but simply catch a glimpse of a fox or coyote. It is virtually impossible (with the slower moving hounds) to catch a running coyote or fox, as they are fitter and a bit more clever than the hounds.

The Long Run Hounds is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The club is managed by three “joint masters.” The senior master is Ned Bonnie with Dinwiddie Lampton III and Alf Caldwell making up the rest of the leadership team.

For more information on the club, call Annette Adams at 502.228.5088.

photos by TONY BENNETT | contributing photographer

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