Frequently Asked Questions

We currently have 68 entered hounds, with 82 in total in our kennels.  All our entered hounds are bitches;  12 purebred English, 12 purebred Penn-Marydels, and 44 Cheshire Crossbreds.

Our Cheshire Crossbreds, mostly half English and half Penn-Marydel (although Ivan is experimenting a little with one 2010 entered whelp of 1/4 English and 3/4 Penn-Marydel) represent the best of both lines..  they have the voice and the nose of the Penn-Marydels along with the speed and endurance of the English.

Like any good team, the mixture of purebreds and crossbreds in our pack tends to provide us with the best sport as each brings different talents to the field and thus different types of performance under the varying  circumstances we enjoy while hunting our country.

Contact Information

Cheshire Hunt Conservancy
Post Office Box 528
Unionville PA 19375-0528

Secretary: 610-347-1918
Hunt Information Line: 610-347-1918


CHC Board of Directors

  • Master: Sanna Pell Neilson, MFH
  • Master: Louis Neilson, III, MFH
  • Master: W.B. Dixon Stroud, Jr., MFH
  • Chmn Emeritus: John B. Hannum, Jr., Esquire
  • ┬áPresident: Prue D. Osborn
  • Treasurer:┬áDouglas Howe
  • Jennifer Jones Arms
  • Richard Buchanan
  • Ann Dyer
  • Judy Jefferis
  • Annie Jones
  • Boyd Martin
  • Cassie Plumb
  • Missy Shaffer

CHC Staff

  • Huntsman: Ivan Dowling
  • First Whip: Mary Taylor Miller
  • Groom/grounds: Michael Beeson
  • Barn Manager: Remy Winants
  • CHC Secretary: Ellie Glaccum