Hunt season is well underway and we have had some great hunts with incredible hound work. Now we are in he best part of the hunt season, when the scenting is great and the cold days make it a pleasure to put on those heavy meltons.
The best is yet to come in the second half of the season, so mark your calendars for the following events and don't miss out on a thing
February 6 - Shakerag hosted a joint meet with the Bear Creek hunt members at the Clubhouse. We had an awesome turnout with 53 riders in the field who were treated for a run on a red fox and closed the day with a short run on a coyote. Then steaks on the grill for the hunt breakfast. Thanks to our friends from Bear Creek who brought 32 members up to hunt with us. Foxhunting doesn't get any better than this!
February 13 - Shakerag members journey to Moreland for a joint meet with the Bear Creek Hounds.
February 18, 19, 20 - HUNT WEEK 2016, with guest hunt, Moore County Hounds from North Carolina. See the fixture card for all hunt details.
February 20 - HUNT BALL!
March 19 - Closing Meet, Clubhouse
The members of Shakerag and Belle Meade celebrated a long standing bond of friendship and sport last weekend with two days of spectacular hunting in the woods and fields of middle Georgia.
Saturday saw the game up and running at Belle Meade and members of both hunts were treated to a challenging but rewarding day in some muddy going supported by great hound work and game that contributed to some good runs. That evening, Boots Hall was the place for post-hunt tall tales and some great food served up by the folks at Belle Meade.
Sunday morning at Shakerag's Long Creek fixture attracted a huge crowd of mounted and car followers. Scenting was difficult with a wind that picked up mid-morning and hounds tried hard to stay on the scent and did their best to bump up Mr. Wiley.
After the hunt on Sunday, everyone gathered for a barbecue hunt breakfast and enjoyed old friends with a toast and tribute to Shakerag's late beloved Master Dick Washburn.
Hunting doesn't get any better than this. And there is more to come!
PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY AT BELLE MEADE