Frequently Asked Questions

We currently have 13 staff horses, 12 thoroughbreds and 1 who thinks he is a thoroughbred.

The staff horses are mostly ex-racehorses from both steeplechasing and flat racing, or from an eventing background. We look for:

  1. Soundness - will need to withstand hard work in all ground conditions.
  2. Jumping ability - will need to jump extremely well to keep up with hounds.
  3. Mental attitude - the transition from racing or eventing can be difficult.

We work hard to make our horses up to be good staff horses, and they contribute a great deal to the success of our hunt.

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