Foxhunting with Meadow Brook

Foxhunting with Meadow Brook

by Judith Tabler


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Foxhunting with Meadow Brook on Long Island, New York, was always about more than the fox, the hounds, or the horses. Meadow Brook was about its people—some powerful, some idle, many wealthy—and their shared joy in galloping across beautiful country, only minutes outside New York City. Doomed from its 1881 conception, the Meadow Brook hunt managed to survive for ninety years in spite of poor scenting, sandy soil, angry farmers, quirky millionaires, trolleys, trains, automobiles, and airplanes. Foxhunting with Meadow Brook tells the story of the people who, for almost a century, rode behind the Meadow Brook hounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586671518
Publisher: Derrydale Press
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Series: Foxhunters Library Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Judith Tabler grew up near and has been a member of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club. She is an author, freelance writer and photographer, and has also been a professor of literature and languages at Marymount University. She lives in McLean, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Formation 1

2 Early Days 19

3 The Second Decade 53

4 Many Masters 87

5 The Huntsman 119

6 The Meadow Brooks 147

7 Losing Ground 183

8 The Competitions 223

Notes 249

Glossary 279

Bibliography 281

Acknowledgments 287

Index 291

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