In America, Fox hunting goes back to the very earliest of colonial times, with much of our information about early fox hunting from George Washington, who was a devoted fox hunter and kept a pack of hounds. The roots of the sport in England lie in helping to control the fox population on farmlands, as they were a significant agricultural pest with no natural predators. In modern times many packs—including LCH—are more aptly referred to as “fox chasers” or “fox viewers”. Our hounds are trained to track the scent of quarry and we are seeking to view the game, not eliminate it. We hunt to enjoy the beauty of the countryside, the thrill of watching hounds work, and the camaraderie of our fellow members.
LCH is a subscription pack with a membership of approximately 75 supporting our hounds and the club. Though the club is local to Cazenovia, NY, members travel from across the Finger Lakes and Central NY regions to enjoy the sport, attend tailgates, and enjoy social activities like hunt breakfasts and the annual Hunt Ball. We are a 501c3 charitable organization and are dedicated to promoting a love of horses and hounds, good sportsmanship, and land conservation.
Now, under the leadership of Master of Fox Hounds, John Anderson and Joint MFHs Barbara Anderson, Nelson Eddy, Renee Eddy, and Barbara Lindberg, LCH has an active Hunt Season from August to December and year-round social activities, as well as hunter paces and trail rides in the spring and summer.