I still love to read home décor magazines versus reading articles on line. I usually bookmark the pages of places I would like to visit. One place that caught my eye in the Victoria Magazine was a town called Middleburg, Virginia. It looked like the perfect town for this fox hunt collector to visit, and it ended up being so much more. The first time I visited, it was so wonderful. The area reminded me of Bucks County, PA where I live but almost with a more historical feel. The horse farms and white fences were endless. The town is small but a perfect size to explore for a day. Shops were filled with all types of equestrian, fox, and hunt décor. The oldest tavern in America, The Red Fox Inn was a treat for lunch. The people were so welcoming and told me I really needed to come back during Christmas time specifically the first Saturday in December and witness the hunt parade where hunters ride through the main street with their hounds! The next four years I did just that and have dubbed Middleburg, VA my happy place. I discovered my favorite artist, Deb Cadenas, and look forward to seeing her and her beautiful art each year. My home is filled with her paintings which I will show you in this post. First, I hope you enjoy some photos of the hunt parade below:
This hunter above describes exactly how I feel when I get to Middleburg! All the hunters really get the crowd going. For me it is the most thrilling 10 minutes of the trip.
I just can’t get over how well trained the hounds are. My three dogs would be all over the bystanders begging for treats. How beautiful is this white horse?
Here you can see the historic Red Fox Inn in the background. This guy looks so meticulous in his hunt attire. Check out that perfectly tied cravat. You can tell they really take pride in their sport and take extremely good care of their horses.