On a sunny and crisp 34 degree morning the Middleton Place Hounds were brought to a plantation in the Santee Delta for a fox hunt, despite the wet and swampy conditions. About 25 riders followed the pack of hounds while about 20 fans sought out positions under live oaks well suited for viewing the chase. Memories of past hunts were rekindled for veteran observers, while some pondered how many snipe might be flushed under the current conditions.
To view my blog entry from a 2009 Middleton Place Hounds fox hunt click here.
PhotosByJeffDennis: Jamie Green is the huntsman wearing a 'pink' coat; Chalmers Poston and David Maybank pause during the hunt for a stirrup cup of sustenance; The Middleton Place Hounds are led by Green past a picturesque pond set against grand live oaks