By David Turner with photo by Louisa Emerick (first appeared in the May 2018 Equiery)
Washington College’s Equestrian Team presented Master of Foxhounds Ed Fry the “Kent County Cup”. The 1836 English silver trophy is annually awarded to a person whose love of horses and contributions to the equine industry on the upper Shore merit recognition by the Chestertown Horsemen’s Club. “Clearly, Fry’s volunteerism and his lifetime dedication to equine sports from his home base, Rose Hill Farm, make him the County’s most prominent horseman,” says the Chestertown Club’s founder Dave Turner.
Judges and venues for the Chestertown Horsemen’s award rotate yearly, and on March 18th it was Washington College’s Equestrian Team that honored Fry at their colorful and exciting “Foxchase at Chino Farm” in Kingstown. It was the fourth year for the Team’s fundraising event, which hosted 40 riders this year. Attending the tailgate party afterwards were last year’s Kent County Cup winner, Dr. Henry Sears, Washington College President Kurt Landgraf, and former College President Jay Griswold. The trophy is permanently on display in the Chestertown Town Council’s meeting chamber.
More photos from the 2018 Chino Chase can be found at Little Fox Foto