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Foxhunting With Melvin Poe.

Winants, Peter.

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ISBN 10: 1586670972 / ISBN 13: 9781586670979
Published by The Derrydale Press, Lanham and New York in association with The National Sporting Library, 2002
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123 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. SPORTS. This is a very highly illustrated ode to Melvin Poe considered by many to be the premier huntsman in the United States, "No one who hunted with you will ever forget the wonderful days you [Melvin Poe] gave us." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, foxhunter through the years with the Orange County hunt (Key Words: Foxhunting, Horses, Dogs, Foxes, Melvin Poe, Peter Winants, Sports, Huntsmen, Hunting). First Edition (Unstated). The Derrydale Press Foxh. Bookseller Inventory # 69262X1

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Title: Foxhunting With Melvin Poe.

Publisher: The Derrydale Press, Lanham and New York in association with The National Sporting Library

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Foxhunting is in Melvin Poe's blood. As a child, he hunted with hounds owned by his grandfather and father in Rappahannock County, Virginia, and he became the professional huntsman for the Old Dominion Hounds for 16 seasons and the Orange County Hunt for 27 years. He is now, at age 82, in his eleventh year as huntsman for the Bath County Hounds. In 1979, Melvin was featured in the film documentary "Thoughts on Hunting. "Author Peter Winants, a lifelong foxhunter, has been the field master at Bath County since the founding of the hunt in 1992. His book ably captures the essence of one of the most legendary and colorful characters in American foxhunting. In addition to Melvin's upbringing, chapters deal with breeding and training foxhounds, his techniques in finding and hunting foxes and the strategies that have led to immense success through the years at hound shows. The final chapter, "Thanks, Melvin," has testimonials from a number of prominent foxhunters who have enjoyed sport with Melvin, including Benjamin H. Hardaway III, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator John W. Warner. Foxhunting With Melvin Poe is must reading for foxhunters and anyone who enjoys the countryside and nature.

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Peter Winants is former editor and publisher of The Chronicle of the Horse and is the director emeritus of the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia. He is also the author of Steeplechasing: The Complete History of the Sport in North America, Jay Trump: A Steeplechasing Saga and Flatterer: The Story of a Steeplechasing Champion. He lives in Middleburg, Virginia.

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