Foxhounds to be shown at New Haven farm this Sunday

<p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; The 87th New England Hound Show will beheld Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. at The Equestry horse farm in New Haven.</p><p> A dog show specifically for active foxhounds, the New England should bring together more than 50 foxhounds from seven packs and will include English, American, PennMaryDel and Crossbred hounds.</p><p> Green Mountain Hounds is the host for the event, with hunts participating from throughout the New England region, upstate New York and Canada.</p><p> Classes will be done in the typical dog show style, plus there will be special events, such as the Junior Showmanship Division, with entrants from 6-17 years of age, a horn blowing contest, and a retired hound class.</p><p> A &ldquo;pack class,&rdquo; where 10 hounds from each hunt will be handled off-leash by two people and put through a series of movements, should be a highlight of the day. This event shows the honesty and biddability of the pack.</p><p> The day will finish off with the running of the 84th New England Drag Pack Trails, a race for four hounds from each pack over a three-mile course.</p><p> Spectators are welcome. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it.</p><p> For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.greenmountainhounds.com.</p>

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