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Bull Run Announces New Huntsman

The Bull Run Hunt Masters are delighted to share with you that Tim Michel is our new Huntsman. After considering over a dozen candidates, Tim was the obvious choice to take Bull Run hunting program forward. His hound and hunting knowledge were important considerations, but his attitude and commitment to making foxhunting fun and enjoyable for everyone were key to us selecting him. Tim has been mentored and trained by the masters and huntsmen from two of the finest hunt clubs in America- Greenspring Valley and the Midland Hounds, where he served as First Whipper-In and Kennelman. While this will be Tim's first fulltime huntsman position, we are absolutely confident in his abilities to do the job for us. Sheila Brown, MFH Greenspring Valley Hunt, one of the most accomplished foxhunters in the country, strongly believes he is ready, but she is extremely disappointed he will be leaving Greenspring.

We carefully evaluated Tim's hunting and hound abilities, but we also were looking for the best cultural fit for our club. We have attached some photos of Tim and his family and the big smile you see on his face fits perfectly with his personality we came to know during the interview process. We asked Tim if there was a message he wanted us to share with the membership and he said, "My family and I are very excited to be part of Bull Run! I look forward to making Bull Run a long term home and having FUN doing it!! One other thing, I hunted 140 days at Midland and 115 days a season at Greenspring, so there is no question I love to hunt!"

Joining Tim will be Jody and their two lovely daughters- Samantha and Abby- all of whom are accomplished equestrians. Jody, who we also spent time with, currently manages the Greenspring Valley Hunt Stables. She will be looking for a similar opportunity in our area. If you know of any openings, please let us know. Samantha is 7 and her riding skills are already strong. Abby is 16 and competes regularly in horse shows.

As a special treat, Tim will be able to break away from the Virginia Hound Show this weekend to join us at our annual meeting this Friday night. Please come out and welcome Tim to the Bull Run family.

Good hunting,

Masters of Bull Run Hunt


  

 

 

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