Belle Meade Hunt was founded in 1966 and recognized by the MHFA in 1970. Belle Meade Hunt is located in Thomson, Georgia.
We are excited to announce the results of the 2013 Belle Meade Performance Trials. Click here to view results.
We invite you, your family and friends to ride with us during our 2014 Hunt Week. The week culminates with our annual Hunt Ball. Click here for more information
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About Foxhunting (Courtesy of MFHA) Foxhunting is the sport of mounted riders chasing wild quarry with a pack of hounds. It is a union of humans and animals in the beauty of nature's setting. Man is an observer mounted on a horse, the vehicle that allows him to follow and observe the hounds as they hunt the fox.
The scenario unwinds before the foxhunters eyes and ears with the sound of the huntsman's hunting horn as hounds give chase. The fox or coyote maneuvers, circles and runs through the country cunningly evading the hounds. The music of hounds in "full cry" is laced with the sound of the horn echoing off the woodlands and hills as they pursue the quarry across plains or through woods, fields, creeks, marshes and over rock walls and fences. A crescendo of sounds and sights that thrill you beyond imagination play out in front of you and your horse until the fox goes to ground or hounds lose the scent and the hunt is over. One can compare it to a theatrical production with mother nature the conductor and the hounds in full cry, accompanied by the hunting horn, the orchestra. Man is the audience privileged to watch, as hounds and fox or coyote, the actors, unveil the plot with never ever the same act repeated twice.
Learn more about the history of foxhunting in America here.