October/November 2015

October/November issue

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The Shenandoah National Park, just 60 miles west of the nation’s capital, offers a quick, accessible escape from hectic lives for city and suburb dwellers.

Trout in Shenandoah National Park

The Shenandoah National Park, just 60 miles west of the nation’s capital, offers a quick, accessible escape from hectic lives for city and suburb dwellers.

The Trail with constant water views was designated as one of America’s Byways  and the top 10 Great American Drives by the Department of Transportation.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail, New York

The Trail with constant water views was designated as one of America’s Byways  and the top 10 Great American Drives by the Department of Transportation.

Two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward is set to defend his President’s Cup title in the 2015 Washington International Horse Show in October.

Washington International Horse Show

Two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward is set to defend his President’s Cup title in the 2015 Washington International Horse Show in October.

Brinton was an avid collector of Western art, native Indian artifacts, rare books and sculpture.  After his death the ranch was opened to the public.

The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming

Brinton was an avid collector of Western art, native Indian artifacts, rare books and sculpture.  After his death the ranch was opened to the public.

The Gentleman's Gun in the Victorian Era

The Gentleman’s Gun in the Victorian Era

The Victorian Era spanning the second half of the 19th century  witnessed  the most rapid evolution of firearms technology in its 600-year history.

Tuning up your bird dog for the Fall season

Tuning Up Your Bird Dog

If you own a gundog – flusher or pointer – it is important to invest time in preparing your dog (as well as yourself) for…

(L-R) Tracy Cover, Maureen Britell, Cathi Grove, Bernadette Boland

Riding Aside

On April 12, the Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Sidesaddle Race was viewed by a record crowd at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia.

The Japanese Garden and adjacent lake at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s is one of the finest Asian gardens in North America.

The Missouri Botanical Garden

The Japanese Garden and adjacent lake at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s is one of the finest Asian gardens in North America.

Pomfret conditions dogs from an ATV using roading harnesses.

‘Who was my Dog of the Day?’

Dog Camp is not far from the geographical center of North America in Rugby, North Dakota, but you won’t find it on the map.

2015 P1 McLaren. Owner Mark Rein.

2015 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Among the cars on display were a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1960 Fiat 600D Jolly…1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25, 1913 Ford

Fausti Fine Firearms

Fausti Fine Firearms

The new faces of fine firearms is decidedly feminine and very Italian. The Fausti sisters have become icons in the gun business the last decade.

Roman-era roads and bridges still provide stable passage.

Rural Italy

There is a stunning area of east-central Italy, far from the crowded tourist centers, that can only be reached by car or motorcycle.

The best fleet of offshore racing yachts ever gathered in the Caribbean during the seventh edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600.

RORC Caribbean 600 Regatta

The best fleet of offshore racing yachts ever gathered in the Caribbean during the seventh edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600.

Less than four hours from D.C.,  GWJ cover 1.8 million acres, from the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi  to the tallest peak in Virginia.

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest

Less than four hours from D.C.,  GWJ cover 1.8 million acres, from the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi  to the tallest peak in Virginia.

The show is six-day format with an AA ranking, the highest possible classification, and features 540 of the West Coast’s top hunters and jumpers.

Menlo Charity Horse Show, Atherton, CA

The show is six-day format with an AA ranking, the highest possible classification, and features 540 of the West Coast’s top hunters and jumpers.

..the  breathtaking vista of Bath in Western Virginia’s Alleghany Highlands… beyond the wild, largely rural landscape—a sportsman’s paradise—was an enchanting cultural oasis

Bath County, Virginia

..the  breathtaking vista of Bath in Western Virginia’s Alleghany Highlands… beyond the wild, largely rural landscape—a sportsman’s paradise—was an enchanting cultural oasis

..with gold-painted, domed ceiling by New York designer Adam Tihany  where George Clooney and friends frolic during the run-up to his wedding to Amal Alamuddin.

Oro at Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy

..with gold-painted, domed ceiling by New York designer Adam Tihany  where George Clooney and friends frolic during the run-up to his wedding to Amal Alamuddin.

The Western Cape of Africa

The Western Cape of Africa

The Western Cape has a spectacular rugged coastline…. a Mediterranean climate … Table Mountain dominates the Cape Town skyline, rising to more than 3,000 feet.

Oro at Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy

Oro at Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy

..with gold-painted, domed ceiling by New York designer Adam Tihany  where George Clooney and friends frolic during the run-up to his wedding to Amal Alamuddin.

The Western Cape of Africa

The Western Cape of Africa

  The Western Cape has a spectacular rugged coastline…. a Mediterranean climate … Table Mountain dominates the Cape Town skyline, rising to more than 3,000…

Catalina Yachts is one of the largest and most popular sailboat builders in the world. Catalinas are designed with couples and families in mind…

The Catalina Experience

Catalina Yachts is one of the largest and most popular sailboat builders in the world. Catalinas are designed with couples and families in mind…

J.E.B. Stuart would be remembered in posterity for his wild ride around McClellan’s 110,000-strong Army of the Potomac advancing between the York and James rivers.

Reenacting J.E.B. Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan

J.E.B. Stuart would be remembered in posterity for his wild ride around McClellan’s 110,000-strong Army of the Potomac advancing between the York and James rivers.

….the people and passion that drive the Italian gun industry even today….kindle a greater appreciation for some of the world’s finest shotguns.

Italian Gunmakers

….the people and passion that drive the Italian gun industry even today….kindle a greater appreciation for some of the world’s finest shotguns.

The line continued to peel off the Penn reel in a slow but steady rate. The fish realized that it was hooked, turned toward us.

Tuna Delight

The line continued to peel off the Penn reel in a slow but steady rate. The fish realized that it was hooked, turned toward us.

The 2,000 professional-quality floral arrangements on display at the Virginia historical garden week are created by members of local garden clubs using plant materials from their own gardens.

The Flower Arrangements at Historic Garden Week

The 2,000 professional-quality floral arrangements on display are created by members of local garden clubs using plant materials from their own gardens.

The 2014 National Cocker Championship

The 2014 National Cocker Championship

The 2014 National Cocker Championship (NCC) held in November in Western Pennsylvania was won by amateur handler Richie Whelan and his dog Troy.

Lexington is the horse capital of the world with legendary horse farms dotting the landscape and more than 300,000 breweries making it their home.

Brewgrass- Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington is the horse capital of the world with legendary horse farms dotting the landscape and more than 300,000 breweries making it their home.

The Japanese Hill and Pond Garden at BBG was the first Japanese garden to be built in a North American public garden.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Japanese Hill and Pond Garden at BBG was the first Japanese garden to be built in a North American public garden.

American shotgun shooting with English influences or English traditions with an American twist, the Royal United Company has created a hybrid style of sport shooting.

A Hybrid Style of Sport Shooting

American shotgun shooting with English influences or English traditions with an American twist, the Royal United Company has created a hybrid style of sport shooting.

..the grace, beauty and seeming expertise to master the sport. It’s angling in the most natural way possible—no worms, minnows, bobbers or spinning lures.

Fly Fishing

..the grace, beauty and seeming expertise to master the sport. It’s angling in the most natural way possible—no worms, minnows, bobbers or spinning lures.

A 309-day journey catapult Matt Rutherford into the Guinness Book of Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Americas solo in a non-stop voyage

Sail Around the Americas Solo

A 309-day journey catapult Matt Rutherford into the Guinness Book of Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Americas solo in a non-stop voyage

Shenandoah National Forest, Shenandoah National Forest Trust

Saving Shenandoah

  … offers 197,429 open acres with 500 miles of trails, mountains, streams and a pristine road following the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains…