With much activity in the corn by the hounds our huntsman, Steve felt there were at least two more zipping around in there. In hot pursuit he chased one all the way over to his driveway. We then lapped our field, then lapped Phil and PM Ward’s hay field, and Steve went through the end of their property on foot. Hounds collected we doubled back to our pond where hounds dived in to cool off.
We moved back to the meet alongside Ben and Gail Cahill’s property and onto Mr. and Mrs. Garrett’s land. Reaching the top of the hill Steve worked the hounds on Mr. and Mrs. Holcombe’s cornfield while the field watched from the other side of the hedge. More activity and we caught up with Steve at the small coops where three more foxes were viewed and hounds were on the line. Our whip Richard Pye with Charlie Buxton tore off to collect Tranquil who enthusiastically got on the line of yet another fox.
With two hours out, hounds, horses and people dripping, it was time to call it a day. We had a very pleasant breakfast courtesy of Sue DeHaven. I know there are many hunts around the country that have wide open territory where you can gallop for miles, but how often do they get a 6 fox day? Go Amwell!