Photos by Joanne Maisano

Fall hunting has begun! The warm temperatures did not deter anyone from getting up in the predawn hours, tacking up and arriving at the meets as the sun came up for the season’s first hunts.

Cubbing season is the time of year when members can bring out their green horses to get them used to hounds and other horses.

Instead of old dogs learning new tricks, the seasoned hounds are teaching the young pups the ropes of fox hunting. The scenting is difficult in high temperatures but it is the perfect time to learn. Enjoy the photos from around Hunt Country.

Each hunt has different requirements for attire but most excuse jackets during the hot days. Let the season begin! ML

This photoseries first appeared in the October 2019 issue of Middleburg Life.