Home PLACES & FACES VIDEO Christmas in Middleburg 2015 – Hunt Parade VIDEO Christmas in Middleburg 2015 – Hunt Parade By Jay Hubbard - December 8, 2015 Modified date: June 21, 2016 6243 143 A magical time of year in historic Middleburg Virginia. The streets full of people waiting to see the hounds and horses make their grand yearly parade down main street. Always a wonderful day. Happy Holidays! 143 COMMENTS They don’t horse around in Middleburg when staging a parade So glad I got visit your beautiful town (twice). Sorry I had to miss it. Nice vid 🙂 Lynn & I have been to this a couple of times when we were staying @ Ashby Inn in Paris Va in December Wow looks cool! Wow Sight to see. Beautifully done Santa parade follows the Hunt. Real Christmas spirit! I SO miss living back east … It is such a beautiful sight! Record crowd this year! Beautiful!! Awesome Yes it is We had fun celebrating another wonderful parade of hounds and horses! I lived in Middleburg for many years. It’s a very fun event. Sometimes the hounds go into a store that the doors are left open. One year they went into a butcher shop! 60 hounds!! Great stuff. We have this in Casanova every year. Mary thanks for sharing… That is really awesome. I wish I could have had a chance to see it Has your hunt club ever done this Wanda Johnson? Wow that’s different an cool Hunting a True Tradition That was awesome! Have to go sometime. Patricia Barber I love VA…..no fox involved right!!!! That’s great!!! That’s great!!! We were there and it was really good! So cool! So cool! No hunting, never again. That is so cool! I was just telling someone today about how I spent my thanksgiving day. So cool barb. I was telling people today about how I spent my thanksgiving day. They thought it was terrific. What a beautiful sight! This if fabulous!! Such an awesome sight with all those dogs and horses! I think I want to emigrate Like Peebles this past June!!!! Lovely town! Lived in DC for 9 years and only a short ride away!! Very cool!! Would be amazing to be in the hunt.. But mental note to self to at least try to go see it some year!! ❤️ I love America Great! When was it? That’s neat. What a challenge for the Whips. I think Bart would have loved this (Miles Mueller) or hated it. I have many fond memories from the years I lived there! I have many fond memories from the years I lived there! Wanna go next year. Wanna go next year. Oh that’s wonderful! And not one Fox was harmed… Lol Oh that’s wonderful! And not one Fox was harmed… Lol I LOVE Middleburg!!! One of my favorite places The Stable Scoop Radio Show thought Helena might enjoy this. Very moving How great!! What a wonderful tradition. It is so nice to see a town embracing the hunt like this. I love seeing people dressed out in their hunt colors, and the whips men too. I did not see any ladies riding sidesaddle. This brings back such fond memories of my youth. My old stumping ground, rode in that parade years ago with Paper Chase Farm Spectacular! Love that!!!! In my next life I won’t be the Fox….I’ll get to be a hound! Awesome!!! staff horses look like they would rather be hunting. thanks for sharing susan mcclafferty Love this. Wish I was there. COLD BURN, the third book in the Steve Cline mystery series is set in Warrenton. I love Virginia for its horse culture.http://www.amazon.com/COLD-BURN-Steve-Cline-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00332EWI8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1449787013&sr=1-4 Oh to be young and brave hearted again. I remember going out and hunting with Dacia when Albert Poe was huntsman! Jaclyn Shepard did you know this happens???? I’ve heard of it but have never been. Anne N would be in Awe Loved it! I have been to Middleburg numerous times but never for the parade. I lived in Middleburg for 10 years with my horses … some of THE BEST times of my life … Awesome! Oh, we just missed it! I would’ve liked to seen that Ebba Ohlsson Hanni Ohlsson Mia Ohlsson Magnus Ohlsson jag var där ! 😀 Åhh..tänk va mycket du är med om. Va kul! ? Wonderful! Middleburg is a beautiful town, and the people are so kind and caring! A perfect way to start the Christmas season. OMG!! Truly awesome!! Tradition! So cool! LouRusquet Waaah la classe de faire ça !? Missed it and it was a beautiful day.went to Clifton instead..on the list to do next year!!!…begins the season along with the holiday concerts!! My home town. Love it! Totally awesome This is so awesome!!!! We should go next year! Absolutely beautiful :-). I’ve now added Middleburg as a “bucket list” place to visit 🙂 Do you think all those dogs have names? Yes they do Would love to see this in the flesh ! Cool! Makes me think of the Rita Mae Brown books! Next year I hope. I always forget about this Wish I could visit !!! I had no idea – this is wonderful! Looks awesome! I’d love to go sometime! Looks like the perfect day also. That sure helps… Beautiful. First class hunt! Very pretty and majestic. However if they are actually on their way to hunt -not so pretty. Love the Middleburg Christmas Parade! Great fun Wonderful Oh how beautiful. Disgusting ! Shame on every single person who supports this vile show I believe they no longer actually hunt/kill foxes. I have a relative living there who rents their horse to a wealthy participant and they tell me it’s no kill. Hope I’m right. What they represent is vile.. Their outdated practice belongs in the history books, makes my blood boil, the thought of morons chasing and murdering our wildlife so they can get a sadistic thrill !! I think it’s all drag hunting now! It was when I hunted in Virginia . Well said, l absolutely agree It was a picture perfect day! Conor, our first Corgi, got up and joined a town parade (Memorial Day) and marched to the end…with me of course following him!!!! One of my very best memories of him. Wow I missed this we’ll see it next year for sure as long as their not hunting foxes I love it–have a few foxes that live near me–they are dears! I rather be in it, than watching it…. Alex! Alex! This is very cool! Rhonda, you should live in Va. The real horse country Cool No foxes I hope If this is a fox hunt, then shame on them. What did a fox ever do to them that they would be hunted down by such a vast # of people and dogs? So neat! At least they’re not killing foxes anymore sick sport Awesome, thank you The Tryon Hounds live right by me. Mel and I use to watch them all the time. A beautiful sight. Anyone who can’t control one dog should really appreciate how 2 people can control an entire pack of hounds in the middle of all that commotion. Nice!!! This is awesome!!! This is awesome!!! Denise, *this* is the hunt on the east coast. Thank you for sharing your story. It’s wonderful to see how things are done in different parts of the country. Laonna , take the kids to this parade next year!!! How cool! Looks like a beautiful town, too!! A bit elitist, but it still chokes me up. I was caught on Linvale Road one early morning as the Amwell Hunt crossed. A stunning spectacle. Just hope they are leaving the poor foxes alone! How wonderful and unique! Missing Virginia always Alyx Grogan Joseph Grogan Auggie Grabe Old Virginia at its best! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tHANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING JOANIE! I love this parade. I would too A hunt is always so much FUN! Blah blah blah. I’m not impressed. Riding your horse down a nice controlled street. Come to New York City and try riding your horse down 42nd Street and Broadway. NYPD Mounted Police are the BEST!!!! And by the way, real care and concern for the poor fox who has to run for his life because he’s being chased by a pack of barking dogs and morons on horses. SMH I wanna go to Js Coldren Jan relax you are there best I hope the fox is smart enough to get away Beautiful✨just Beautiful✨ Thanks that’s where my brother and sister n law live Yesss the Middleburg parade. I’ve been many times, always so much fun! They have a wagon pulled by drafts and all the shops have cookies and hot cocoa and all kinds of goodies and we’d usually end the day at the sporting library pouring over the best selection of classic horsemanship books accompanied by stunning paintings of thoroughbreds, field hunters, bird dogs, and the like. Good times <3 Stopp I’m so jealous! My trainer shared this. Must be awesome hunting out there Stopp I’m so jealous! My trainer shared this. Must be awesome hunting out there Virginia has the best hunting of anywhere no doubt and the hunts around Middleburg are the best of the best. Just driving through there is a real treat, lots of 200 year old stone fences, rolling hills, huge pastures (always with a coop somewhere so the hunt can get through), the mountains in the background, lots of forests, just something straight out of the classic hunting prints and paintings you see. It feels like going back in time to when George Washington hunted his own pack of American foxhounds when you’re there. The oldest MFHA sanctioned hunt in North America, Piedmont Foxhounds, is near there. Drooling… that’s so cool. Bucket list That is so cool! Take me with you!! Middleburg is absolutely gorgeous horse country! Comments are closed.