The annual Blessing of the Hounds is held on Thanksgiving Day at Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont VA.
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, not only because it offers the chance to eat too much good food, but also because for many years it meant the Blessing of the Hounds and the following foxhunt.
The Blessing of the Hounds is held at the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont, VA. The service starts at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and is open to the public. How many church services have you been to with riders on horseback and a whole pack of foxhounds, and with a picturesque stone church in the background? This is a must do event.