This is Jazz with me at a horse show in Lexington, Virginia. We did horse shows but our real passion was fox hunting.
Below is a red fox
cub close to weaning age traipsing across Jazz's field.
Every summer we have a new den of fox cubs to watch as they catch grasshoppers and bugs in the field at dusk.
Here we are cleaned up
and in the show ring. It was just a local show so no riding jacket was
This was the Orange Hunt Team Chase which is held in the fall at The Plains, Virginia. Teams of three and four run over a two to three mile course with 22-25 jumps. This particular year we won 2nd place in the Optimum Time Category. Our team is Chris Middleton on ?, Carolyn Chapman on Chelsea, and Paula Falk on Jazz.
Here's a picture of Jazz and me from the year before at the Orange Hunt Team Chase. It's always a fun beautiful time in the crisp fall air.