Dec. 22, 2018
Longreen Hunt Nov. 2 The Longreen Fox Hounds Club will hold a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on November 2 at 9:30 a.m. The event will be a part of the 45th Annual Blessing of the Hounds. The hunt will be held at the Longreen Clubhouse on Knox Rd., south of Rossville, Tenn. in the territory established for Longreen by Bart Mueller in the 60's. Mr. Mueller, MFH retired, functions as kennel huntsman for the pack of 33 Penn Marydel hounds most of which are direct descendants of the hounds he brought with him to Germantown in the 40's. Utilizing his years of hunting experience in Minnesota and Maryland, Bart Mueller started the sport of fox hunting in the mid-south area. He also helped create what is now known as the Germantown Charity Horse Show. Longreen Foxhounds was registered in 1957 and gained recognized status with the Masters of Foxhounds Association in 1962. By 1965, Germantown housing filled up the open space and Longreen moved east. Mr. Mueller made contacts with landowners east of Piperton and through their generosity and friendships that developed, he was able to develop the new facility. Those friends included Mr. and Mrs. Keith Taylor, their daughter Diana, the Dr. Creston Farrow family, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Woodall, Mr. Roland Wiggs, Mr. William J. Frazier, Sr. family, Mrs. Joan Hettinger, the A.B. Bowling family, M/M James Morrison, M/M Reid Parnell and Mr. Willis Willey and Dr. Black, Miss Mary Neville and Maggie Mae Horton family. Mr. Mueller has passed the mastership of his hounds to his son, Allen Mueller, MFH. Susan Walker, MFH is huntsman and David Deeken is first whipper-in. There will be no lack of opportunity to follow hands this season. Longreen will have meets on Saturdays, Sundays and rotating weekdays. When not in the field, we will follow hounds kenneled at Wes and Rose Marie Lawson's Oak View Stables on Looney Rd., off of Center Hill and Holmes. For more information, call 901-359-7299 or 901-744-0894. All are invited to participate: hounds, horses, riders, carriages and hay wagons for non-riders. A hunt breakfast will follow at 1 p.m. The cost for children will be $10 and $20 for adults.
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