The National membership organization known as the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America, bestowed a great honor on the three-year old Lowcountry Hunt fox hunting club based in the ACE Basin. On January 29 in Atlanta the 2009 Hunting Habitat Conservation Award was awarded jointly to Nina Burke (Joint Master of the Lowcountry Hunt) and Margaret P. Blackmer (President of the Board of trustees for the Lowcountry Open Land Trust). The award is given in recognition of significant and enduring contributions toward the preservation of rural countryside and its flora and fauna. The closing meet was hosted by the Limehouse family on March 13 at Airy Hall Plantation.
PhotoByDennisFoster: J. Martin Jr., Nina Burke, Margaret Blackmer, John Van Nagel and Marvin Beeman in Atlanta on January 29
To view my blog entry on the Middleton Place Hounds fox hunt click here.
PhotoByJeffDennis: the hounds of the Lowcountry Hunt are gathered together before the closing meet; the fox hunters depart under an oak allee' decorated with wondrous spanish moss
VideoByJeffDenis: the hounds and the hunters depart - Tally Ho!