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Chino Chase

  • The chase is on.
    The chase is on.
    Louisa Emerick, Little Fox Fotos
  • The hounds stop along the Chester River to pick up the scent.
    The hounds stop along the Chester River to pick up the scent.
    Louisa Emerick, Little Fox Fotos
  • Jamie Frees ’12, a Center for Environment & Society staffer who also mentors the College’s equestrian team (st...

    Jamie Frees ’12, a Center for Environment & Society staffer who also mentors the College’s equestrian team (standing), poses with riders Emily Stakem ’18, Sarah Megee ’20, Master of Foxhounds Ed Fry, and Keri Edmonds ’18.  

    Louisa Emerick
  • The Elkridge and Wicomico Fox Chasing Clubs, which routinely support this annual sporting event, sent ...

    The Elkridge and Wicomico Fox Chasing Clubs, which routinely support this annual sporting event, sent several of their lively hounds and their whipper-ins.

    Louisa Emerick
April 03, 2018

A prominent Kent County horseman is honored at Washington College’s fox-chase, held at the River and Field Campus in mid-March.

Washington College’s equestrian team has selected local Master of Foxhounds Ed Fry to receive the Kent County Cup. The 1836 English silver trophy is awarded annually to persons whose love of horses and contributions to the equine industry on the upper Shore merit recognition by the Chestertown Horsemen’s Club.

“Clearly, Fry’s volunteerism and his lifetime dedication to equine sports from his home base, Rose Hill Farm, make him the county’s most prominent horseman,” says the Club’s founder Dave Turner.  “The Washington College team did a genuine service for the community when they picked him as the trophy’s recipient.”

Judges and venues for the Chestertown Horseman’s award rotate yearly, and on March 18 it was the College equestrian team’s turn. The annual fox-chase, held at the College’s River and Field Campus, hosted 40 riders.

Attending the tailgate party afterward were last year’s Kent County Cup winner, College trustee Henry Sears, College President Kurt Landgraf, and—riding with hounds in his scarlet hunt coat—former College President Jay Griswold.

The antique trophy, now with the name of the Washington College equestrian team engraved on the cup, is on permanent display in the Chestertown Town Council’s meeting chamber.  


Last modified on Apr. 3rd at 2:17pm by Marcia Landskroener.