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Creative Equestrians: Norman Fine “Foxhunting Adventures: Chasing the Story” Talk & Book Signing
May 22 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hear the venerable foxhunter and gentleman, Norman Fine, discuss his book, Foxhunting Adventures: Chasing the Story. Norman is the creator and former editor of Covertside magazine, a publication of the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America. He is also editor of The Derrydale Press Foxhunters’ Library. His articles on foxhunting have appeared in Covertside, The Chronicle of the Horse, and CLASSIC magazine in this country, and in Baily’s, Hounds magazine, and Hunting with Country Illustrated in England. He has hunted with more than fifty foxhound packs in the United States, Ireland, and England and lives on a horse farm in Millwood, Virginia.
About the Book: A collection of thirty-two foxhunting stories populated by horses, hounds, challenging obstacles, and unforgettable personalities. Accompany Norman Fine to Ireland, England, Canada, and across the United States as he meets, hunts with, and is educated by the foremost Masters, huntsmen, hound breeders, and sporting historians of the last fifty years. Fine’s stories, most of them previously published in the U.S. and England, are connected chronologically by new material in which the author explains how he came to meet these larger-than-life characters, what role they played in his development from horseman to foxhunter, and how he came to hunt with their hounds.
The talk will begin at 7:00 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience. Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15.00 per person in advance and $20.00 at the door. Long Branch Historic House & Farm, 830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce. Register on-line at www.visitlongbranch.org or call 540-837-1856.