Equine Girl Bosses: The Rives Sisters
The next installment of Equine Girl Bosses introduces the Rives Sisters. Amelie and Gertrude were exceptional horsewomen and writers — we can get behind that! (more…)
The Frugal Foxhunter Abroad: Foxhunting In England
Carla LaFleur, longtime Nation Media friend and former Horse Nation editor, brings us along for her recent adventure fox hunting abroad in England — long regarded as a bucket list destination for a proper day in the field.
The Cub Hunting Checklist: A Guide and Photo Essay
Reader Gretchen Pelham describes the first hunt of the season with the Tennessee Valley Hunt in checklist form. Spoiler: this day starts REALLY early.
Meeting Martha, Part I: How I Got Invited to Foxhunt With British Royalty
Head editor Leslie Wylie is — no big deal — fox hunting with Lady Martha Sitwell and the legendary Ledbury Hunt, and bringing Horse Nation along for the wild, wild ride.
HN Best of 2015 #10: 16 Sidesaddle Foxhunters Who Are Braver Than We’ll Ever Be
My own astride jumping will never feel quite as impressive to me anymore. Photos courtesy of the amazing and talented Nico Morgan!
Clinic Report: Foxhunting 101
Potomac Hunt hosted a unique weekend clinic to get fellow adrenaline junkies hooked on hunting to give newbies a safe, controlled way to try the sport. (more…)
Hunt Report: Postcard from the Polar Vortex
Even a windchill of 10 degrees couldn’t keep a few hardy (or foolhardy?) foxhunters from Tennessee Valley Hunt from their sport last weekend. Photos/story by Gretchen Pelham. (more…)
Hunt Report: ‘Like being inside a live video game’
HN’s foxiest blogger Gretchen Pelham is back with another breathtaking photo essay from a recent outing with Tennessee Valley Hunt. (more…)
Eventing Nation: Take your eventer foxhunting
Have fun in the off-season while reaping some great benefits for you and your horse, enthuses eventer/foxhunter Laura Millerick. (more…)
Hunt Report: Tennessee Valley Hunt’s 25th anniversary
Horse Nation’s foxiest blogger Gretchen Pelham is back with a breathtaking photo-essay from Opening Hunt. (more…)
Ladies Aside: Foxhunting sidesaddle in Ireland
Last winter Susan Corwin embarked upon the trip of a lifetime exactly one year after undergoing a double-mastectomy. Here's her story, and info on how you can ride in this year's hunt! (more…)
Video: Help! A fox is stalking me
Hey foxhunter friends: What if after years of chasing foxes, you suddenly got the feeling that a fox was chasing YOU? (more…)
Foxhunting On The Beach: Pictures, please!
Last week, Amanda Ronan told us about Longacre Hunt's annual beach hunt (and we were all super-jealous.) This week she reports back… with pictures from the 2013 event. (more…)
Your Turn: Foxhunting… on the beach!
This weekend Longacre Hunt is hosting its annual Beach Hunt. Amanda Ronan recaps the 2012 event and confirms that yes, galloping after hounds on a beach IS as fun as it sounds. (more…)
Hunt Report: How to bag a lady in scarlet
Gretchen Pelham, an MFH with the Tennessee Valley Hunt, submitted this tale of thrills and spills from their latest outing. (more…)
Oh $h!t: Your most humiliating moments, captured on film
Here at HN, we are an equal opportunity appreciator of thrills, spills and everything in between. Today’s “Oh $h!t” moment is brought to you by reader Bruce Corwin. (more…)
Meet the Merle-Smiths
With one boot in foxhunting and the other in eventing, the Merle-Smiths–Grosvenor, Rosemarie and Nicolette–may be America’s most saddle-chaffed family. (more…)
Fox in the Snow
Act I: Adorable red fox hunting a mouse in the snow. Act II: Relevant musical interlude from Belle & Sebastian. Act III: More adorable fox/mouse snow frolicking. (more…)
Dressage Blows: A poem by Wylie, age 13
Even as a snot-nosed kid I understood the basic concept around which every foxhunter’s life revolves: The great outdoors are great; the ring, not so much. (more…)
Galway Hunt Helmet Cam
Ever dreamed of galloping madly across clover-green Irish fields, hanging on for dear life over stonewalls and ditches, in hot pursuit of fox and hound? Click play. (more…)
Timber, Tweed and TBs: Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point Races
Mary Getsey Bernier brings us this report from the 63rd annual event, which took place at Woodley Farm in Berryville, Va., on March 10. (more…)
Crotchbusters: Man foxhunts bareback for charity
Oh, those crazy Brits. His ride included a four-mile cross-country gallop over 23 fences and hedges followed by a couple of hours hunting (another eight miles and 11 more jumps). (more…)
Dear Diary: Today I went foxhunting…
…and it was totally awesome. Excerpts from the journal of Courtney Carson, a hunting enthusiast who was accepted into the MFHA’s Professional Development Program. (more…)