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Horses & Hounds Crossing the Road

What are you doing Thanksgiving morning?  My father and I used to head up into the Blue Ridge Mountain on Thanksgiving morning to fly fish for trout.  This year after putting the turkey in the smoker, I’m heading to Grace Episcopal Church in Keswick , Virginia (in the heart of Virginia horse country and just a few minutes NE of Charlottesville on VSH 231 between Shadwell and Gordonsville) for the annual Blessing of the Hounds. Dating from 1745 Grace Church maintains many ties to Old England including the Blessing of the Hounds service, where the Keswick Hunt Club hounds are blessed in an outdoor open to the public service.  If you’ve never attended, please come out and experience this unique event.  There will be bagpipes starting at 9:30 AM followed by the service at 10:00 AM.  If you have questions, let’s talk!

2011 Blessing of the Hounds