Old Dominion Hounds started cubbing over Labor Day weekend. I only stayed for a little while to take some photos of the start. For more photographs please visit the foxhunting gallery at Susan M. Carter Photography.
A foxhunter prepared a horse on the trailer.
The morning light was pretty but it has been so dry that trailers driving across the grass stirred up clouds of dust.
Horses and riders were beautifully turned out. This pair looked ready for a Dover catalog.
Huntsman Gerald Keal brought the hounds down from the kennels.
One of the hounds
The hounds around Gerald were eager to get started.