Category Archive 'Beagling'

14 Nov 2013

Wolver Beagles Celebrate Centennial

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The Wolver Beagles competing in the Beagle Pack Trials at the Institute Farm in Aldie, Virginia, November, 2010. (Photo: Karen L. Myers)

The Wolver Beagles celebrated their hundred anniversary of operation as an organized hunting pack this fall. By my count, Wolver is the fifth oldest beagle pack in the United States, preceded only by the Waldingfield Beagles (founded 1885), the Somerset Beagles (founded 1888, disbanded 1922), the Sir Sister Beagles (founded 1897), and Richard Gambrill’s Vernon Somerset Beagles (founded 1912, disbanded 1953). Only two older beagle packs still survive, and Wolver can additionally boast a more continuous operation under fewer masters than any other beagle pack in America.

Wolver’s colors, displayed on the collar, are buff with light blue piping. Wolver is a private pack, operating out of Middleburg, Virginia and hunting only bitch hounds. Wolver is recognized everywhere as a crack pack, performing typically at a superior level and winning far more than its share of competitions.

Barbara Riggs produced an article on Wolver’s history appearing this week in the Chronicle of the Horse.

06 Apr 2009

National Beagle Club, 2009 Spring Pack Trials

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The Wolver Beagles (Middleburg, Virginia) set out Friday morning in the Three Couple Trial

Over the weekend, Karen was photographing all three days of the Spring Beagle Trials held at the Institute Farm in Aldie. She already has posted her photo essay for Day 1 on her brand new commercial web-site.

06 Apr 2008

National Beagle Club – Spring Pack Trials – The Three-Couple Trials

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The Nantucket-Treweryn Beagles starting the Three-Couple competition

We’ve spent much of the last two days attending the Spring Trial Pack Competitions of the National Beagle Club at the Institute in Aldie.

The Wolver Beagles returning from competing in the Three-Couple.

Karen and I follow the two packs illustrated above, who did not win.

Friday’s Three-Couple Pack competition was won by the York County, Pennsylvania’s Holly Hill Beagles, who ran a cottontail for 45 minutes and then captured the quarry, alive! People are still talking about that one.

John Borsa, Master of Beagles, holds the captive safely, Whip Amy Burke stands by his side. (Photo: Russell Wagner)

12 Nov 2007

Yesterday Afternoon

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photo: Karen L. Myers

The Nantucket-Treweryn Beagles at Greenwood. A perfect autumn day.

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