Published: Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:52
Written by Cheryl Microutsicos
Kate and Truman coming in on Day 2A small group of us headed down for what has become an annual pilgrimage to Hoffman NC for the Sedgefield Cup, a performance hound trial put on by the Sedgefield Hunt. Most of you already know what a great group the Sedgefield Hunt is, and this year was no exception. Great hunting, fun, food, and friends make the weekend really special.
The Sedgefield group does a fabulous job with this event, making everyone feel welcome and entertaining us all weekend! A bit thank you to them all for all the hard work.
We got really lucky with the weather, as it didn't actually rain or storm on us while we were riding. Scenting was tough the first day, but the huntsman, Lincoln Sadler (who knows the Sandhills Gamelands like the back of his hand) moved hounds quickly from covert to covert in search of the elusive game.
Finally, after being out for a good while, hounds struck in one of the coverts (they call them "heads" -- deep mucky bogs of green foliage and swampy terrain) and started getting stronger and stronger. Fred Berry kept the field as close to the coverts as he could, which meant we got to see a lot of houndwork.
Read more: Sedgefield Cup Results 2012