December/January 2013

December/January issue

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Barrel Racing In Virginia

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing became a rodeo event with the founding of the Girls Rodeo Association and has evolved into a popular sport with serious prize money.

The Gardens at Hampton Court Palace

The Gardens at Hampton Court Palace

The general layout that visitors today (about 600,000 annually) see still reveals much of Henry VIII’s work. Knot gardens were created including scented violets, primroses..

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Anderson Wheeler of London

Anderson Wheeler may be one of the more recent firms on the London gun-making scene, compared to the likes of Purdey and Holland.

Chesapeake’s Antique and Classic Boat Festival

Chesapeake’s Antique and Classic Boat Festival

Seen at the festival were some stunners of familiar builders such as Chris Craft, Gar Wood, Hackercraft, Larson, Donzi, Shepherd, Trumpy and Lyman.

Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Bordered by the Potomac River on the south, Georgetown is a place that integrates history, quiet neighborhoods and vibrant shops and restaurants.

The Winter Trifecta

The Winter Trifecta

In Virginia’s trout streams, stocked winter trout and wild and native fish eagerly await the emergence of winter aquatic insects most anglers fail to recognize.

argentina wing shooting at at San Ambrosio Estancia

Argentina- Wingshooting at San Ambrosio Estancia

  South Parana Outfitters drove us to a dove roost where the doves were milling about like pesky bees. It was a shooter’s paradise.

National Cutting Horse Association World Champioship Futurity Dallas TX

National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Futurity

In the sport of cutting, each rider is allowed two and a half minutes, or 2.5 cycles of separating the herd and active cutting.

Beneteau Barracuda 9 - The Swiss Army Knife of Boats

Beneteau Barracuda 9 – The Swiss Army Knife of Boats

Designed and built particularly with anglers in mind, it has a flared tulip-shaped bow and it has the ability to handle up to 450 hp…

The New River Gorge – Fayetteville West Virginia

The New River Gorge – Fayetteville West Virginia

Fifty feet beneath us, soft wisps of clouds drift by. Another 826 feet down, the rain-swollen, reddish-brown New River roars and sloshes south to north…

game conservancy, conservation through research

The Game Conservancy – Conservation through research

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust studies led to production of the anti-worm medicine Panacur  which stopped the infestation cycles that caused fluctuations in grouse population.

Virginia Military Institue/Washington & Lee Univeristy Fly-Fishing Tournament

Virginia Military Institue/Washington & Lee University Fly-Fishing Tournament

  The event was the second annual VMI-W&L Fly Fishing Tournament, and Nave’s success illustrates the benefit of pairing the inexperienced with the experienced –…

Mahi- Mahi on the Island of Kauai

Mahi- Mahi on the Island of Kauai

I tightened the drag a bit, raised the slender wand and put an arc in it to provide shock resistance.  Up he came, a Dorado.

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Deep Run Hunt Club celebrates 125 years

In 2012, the Deep Run Hunt Club celebrated its 125th anniversary. The second oldest hunt in Virginia, Deep Run was organized in 1887 in Richmond.

The first-model Colt Paterson .44-caliber rifle that was presented to Valentin Canalizo, president of Mexico in 1844

VMI Museum Firearms Collection

The VMI Firearms Museum in Lexington, Virginia is founded in 1856 and has a collection that is full of rarities, artifacts, and antiques.

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Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

For the first time in the history of the America’s Cup, young sailors are provided an opportunity to compete — The Red Bull Youth America’s…

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Pinehurst, North Carolina

For more than a century, the village of Pinehurst tucked away in the Sandhills of North Carolina has reveled in a world of leisure activities.

contemporary hunters and their gun dogs

Contemporary Hunters and their Gun Dogs

Jesse Freidin’s work exploring the contemporary sporting world will be presented at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia. June 5 to September 29, 2013.

Genesee Valley Hunt Race

Genesee Valley Hunt Race

The event was the running of The Genesee Valley Hunt Races, held with brief exceptions since 1894 on The Nations Farm in Geneseo, New York.

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Cork, Ireland

If you have not yet been to Ireland, you cannot imagine the true warmth of its people or the beauty of its countryside.

Snakeheads in the Potomac

Snakeheads in the Potomac

The northern snakehead (NSH) first was found when an angler hooked one on a lure in a small pond in Crofton, Maryland, in May 2002….

Ash Lawn Operas

Ash Lawn Operas

Ash Lawn Opera offers Puccini’s opera La Bohème in mid-July, and  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Carousel in August in Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater.

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Shooting at The Fork Farm

The First Annual D.J. Thurston, Jr. Sporting Clays Challenge, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of Safari Club, was held in The Fork Farm and…

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SeaFair, A Ship of Arts

SeaFair, a floating visual arts fair on a grand scale, a mega yacht towering almost four stories from the waterline built at a cost of $40…

Pheasants in North Dakota

Pheasants in North Dakota

Following a scent trail only they could tell existed, the setters dropped off the edge of the field, ran past the windmill cranking water into the cattle…

Adare Manor, Ireland, County Limerick

Natural Retreats

An 18th-century private home that has been transformed to a resort with a golf course on either side of the Maigue, a notable trout river….

Straight Egyptian Arabians

Straight Egyptian Arabians

Tracing to King Solomon, the bloodlines were preserved through the centuries by Bedouins who dedicated themselves to not only keeping the history alive but also…

world class squash courts

World Class Squash Courts at the University of Virginia

Swelling enthusiasm and generous support for Virginia Squash has produced a world-class $12.4 million facility at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Cowes Week Regatta at the Isle of Wight

Cowes Week Regatta at the Isle of Wight

The biggest sailing event on the island is Cowes Week when thousands of sailing yachts from all over the world, from super yachts to tiny…

Abingdon, Virginia

Abingdon, Virginia

Founded in 1778, Abingdon is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. The most popular outdoor attraction is the Virginia Creeper Trail.  It’s a de facto greenway where local people…

Bath County, Virginia

Bath County, Virginia

Up in the Allegheny Highlands of Virginia bordering West Virginia is Bath County.  With an elevation of 2,700 feet above sea level, nearly the entire…

Carriage Driving at Walnut Hill

Carriage Driving at Walnut Hill

The Walnut Hill Farms Pleasure Driving Show is held every August for five days at Walnut Hill Farm in Pittsford, New York. Reminiscent of the…

The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race

The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race

In August, 2012, competitors from up and down the East Coast set sail for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s 39th annual Governor’s Cup Yacht Race….

John James Audubon

John James Audubon

What Carl Faberge did for jewelry, Audubon did for painting and birds – in a kaleidoscope of colors and detail, based on years of observation…

Fishing in Ireland

Fishing in Ireland

Salmon water in Ireland is divided into beats, most of which are controlled by various landholders, hotels or angling clubs. We started fishing  on the…

Hampden-Sydney Clay Target Team

Hampden-Sydney Clay Target Team

The newly formed Hampden-Sydney College Clay Target Team placed fourth overall and was only a few targets behind second-place Virginia Tech at the Hokie Invitational…