Dayton Horse Show, Montgomery County Fairgrounds,
August - Dr.
Peter R. Coggins, temporarily assigned to WPAFB hospital,
approached Phyllis F. Hull and Jack D. Reeder. “I’m a Virginian
and a foxhunter, why isn’t there a Hunt in the Dayton area?”
Reeder called a meeting at the Hull Farm, Honey Hill, and
invited the following: Helen Sproat, Catherine Hosea (Hilker),
Ginny & Herb Whalen, David Striley, Chester Nungaster, Peter
Coggins, David Striley…
Topics discussed: Location of hunt country –
SE of Dayton –
Bellbrook, Springvalley area. Land Owners researched, Hounds
Phyllis Heck, Sr. MFH,
Jack Reeder, MFH,
MFH, Herb Whalen, Chair. of Board of
Helen Sproat, Whipper-In,
Dave Spriley, Hon. Huntsman
Landowners: Jack Reeder, G. & H. Whalen (2nd Kennel
site on Pennywit Rd.), Oscar Schmidt, Dr.
John Geiger, Jim Losh family,
Benefactors: Elsie Mead, Max Comisar,
made to Masters of Foxhounds Assoc. for Registration
l966 letter from MFHA granting Recognition status to MVH.
moved from Bellbrook to Whalen’s farm on Pennywit Rd.
Outstanding Hunter Trials held at Whalen’s on our terrific
course. See photos. Great area participation.
of Butt Construction Co., gave MVH permission to hunt the Caesar
Creek Reserve area while he was building the coffer dams.
under jurisdiction of Ohio Wildlife Bureau and MVH permission
continued. Currently area too ‘active’ to allow for much
hunting except Jan. and Feb.
area became more developed new hunt country was researched.
at Diedre & Erik's Farm in Champaign County. Great hunting area with fox, coyote.
generosity to the MVH is boundless. Adjacent areas being
developed. Successful Cross Country Event held at Thornhill
Farm in May.
Dave Striley, NCR Chem.Eng. – trained by Camargo’s
(former) Frenchy DeLabre when Dave a student. Phyllis Heck, when Dave unavailable. George Easterling, Professional, Englishman. Mike Hax, NCR, Amateur Huntsman. Ruth Hax. Mike Uecker
The Cincinnati Post April 11,
Classy transportation: Anne
Shepherd and her horse “Sprite” greeted Jack and Phyllis Heck
after they arrived in their Rolls-Royce for the Camargo Hunt
point-to-point steeplechase Sunday at the Fox and Hound Farm at
Moscow Ohio. The Hecks are members of the Miami Valley Hunt
Current: Diedre Koik, Top Ammy Huntsman
Masters: Tracy Bieser, Mike Hax, Rosie Allen, Ruth Hax,
Helen Sproat, Sally Cox, Allyson Louthan, Mike Hax
the Hounds: Whalen’s Farm, then McGinnis Farm, now Woodland Trails Boy Scout
Officers: Masters: Phyllis Heck, Carolyn Uecker, Diedre Koik,
Secry-Treas: C. Uecker
Huntsman: D. Koik
Bd. of Gov.: H.E. Whalen
Whippers-In: Pam Grusz, Mike