The Mosby Heritage Area Association will be offering a foxhunting panel discussion on February 10, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the National Sporting Library and Museum at 102 The Plains Road in Middleburg.
The panelists will speak to The History and Future of the Sport in the Piedmont, offering firsthand perspective into and experience with this region’s beloved foxhunting and equine sports. A question and answer discussion will follow. MHAA has gathered some of the most respected leaders in the foxhunting field to participate in the discussion, including:
Robert Ashcom, originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, is the former joint Master and Huntsman to the Tryon Hounds. Mr. Ashcom and his wife, Susie, hunted with the Bradbury Foxhounds in the Quansett country of then-president of the Master of Foxhounds, William Almay, Jr. He also served as Field Master to the Farmington Hunt, while Susie was Whipper-In. He has authored two books on foxhunting, a novel about growing up in rural Virginia in the 1940s, Winter Run, and Lost Hound which examines foxhunting with beautiful images by sporting artist Jane Gaston. Winter Run was the recipient of the 2002 New Writing Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Mr. Ashcom is a retired associate professor of English at Lord Fairfax Community College and lives in Warrenton, Virginia. He still hunts in Warrenton and Keswick. … Continue Reading