Meet the Author: Foxhunting with Meadow Brook

Doomed from its 1881 conception, the Meadow Brook hunt managed to survive for ninety years in spite of poor scenting, sandy soil, angry farmers, quirky millionaires, trolleys, trains, automobiles, and airplanes. "Foxhunting with Meadow Brook" tells the story of the people who, for almost a century, rode behind the Meadow Brook hounds. Learn more about this famous hunt with author and equestrian Judith Tabler. Copies of the bookwill be available for purchase at the event.

About Judith Tabler: Judith (“Judy”) Tabler is the author of Foxhunting with Meadow Brook, Derrydale Press, 2016. She grew up on Long Island and rode with the Meadow Brook Hounds in the 1950s and ’60s. She moved to Virginia where she rode with Farmington, Fairfax and Middleburg Hunts. As Judy Tabler Kelsey, she served as a governor of the Middleburg Hunt in the 1980s. She holds a MEd from the University of Virginia and MFA from Lesley University. Judy worked in the Education Department at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and was an Assistant Professor of Literature at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has written books on specific dog breeds and numerous articles. For Foxhunting with Meadow Brook, she researched many untapped primary sources including the Meadow Brook Club’s minutes, and letters, scrapbooks, and diaries of past foxhunters.


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