Riders from 10 hunt clubs in the mid-Atlantic region took part in events last week at Mount Victoria Farm in southern Charles County. The gathering was organized and hosted by the De La Brooke Foxhounds of Charles County. Last Sunday the riders went off at 10 a.m. The chase was followed by a hunt breakfast.

Michael Sullivan of De La Brooke said the event was the first of its kind in the area, although members of the local group have traveled to North Carolina and elsewhere for multi-club hunts.

Surrounded by hounds, huntsman Peter Wilson prepares for the hunt at Mount Victoria Farm in Charles County. Ten hunt clubs from the mid-Atlantic region gathered last Sunday for a multi-club event organized and hosted by the De La Brooke Foxhounds of Charles County.Sandy and Bob Hoyer of King George County, Va., above with horse Adair, take part in a hunt in Charles County. At left, riders begin the chase. Last Sunday's multi-club event was the first of its kind in the area, a De La Brooke member said. Riders from the 10 hunt clubs started the chase at 10 a.m., then regrouped for a hunt breakfast.