Articles: Press Release
56th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse
Show - Caught
Monday, October 15, 2001
Heidi Hill 230-8833
Hunters and hounds captured the crowd on a night devoted to the field
sport. The hunt team class topped the event. Ten hunt clubs from
Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland brought 15 three-rider teams to compete.
In this class, there are three horses jumping consecutively, until the
final fence which they all jump together. Teams are judged upon performance,
manners and uniformity of teams. Grey teams are the most flashy. Worth an
extra 10 percent, predicted Irvin S. Naylor ,former Master of Foxhounds (MFH)
Rose Tree Foxhunting.
His prediction did not prove out. It was a team of bays from the Keswick
Hunt, Keswick, VA that took the blue. Nancy B. Nagro led the team both
years, aboard Hear No Evil. GiGi Herald rode Dress Rehearsal in the second
spot followed by Darlene Murphy on In Retrospect. Dress Rehearsal was the
new horse, but it didn't show.
The Marlborough Hunt in Maryland claimed both second and third spots. ;
Isabel Kurek led the #1 team on Lady In Waiting with Christy Clagett (MFH)
on Hemignway, and Suzy Olson on Netherlands. The number two Marlborough team
was Christy Claggett (MFH) aboard Marlboro, Caroline Bunting on Prima Donna
and Janice Cole on Flint Hill.
Prior to the team competition, the North American Hornblowing
Championship was held and there was a parade of fox hounds. John Tabachka
of the Green Spring Valley Hunt won the hornblowing championship. He also won
it in 1999.
Rose Tree and Elkridge Harford Hunts brought their packs to showcase
different hounds. Each hunt requires hounds suited to its territory.
Elkridge-Harford hunts a 35 square mile territory requiring hounds with speed
The two packs merged in the ring. The huntsmen blew their horns to show
how the hounds responded. At the end of the demonstration, the huntsmen
jumped a fence, some hounds followed over the fence while others skirted
Foxhunters Championship Series (FCS) Sportsmanship Award went to Robert
Kinseley. The award was sponsored by Sally Lamb of the Keswick Hunt, VA.
She summarized the Hunt Night experience, "It's a privilege to be here. We
have so much fun. If you can't have fun here, well..."
Foxhunters Championship Series 'Best Turned Out' award went to Michelle
Magassy and International Flight. She hunts with the Potomac Hunt in