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Blessing of the Hounds 

When: Sun., Nov. 29, 10 a.m. 2009
Price: Free
www.middletonplacehounds.com

The chase is on. Middleton Place Hounds host their annual blessing of the hounds out at Middleton Place Greensward this weekend. The 50-dog chase follows the pattern of mounted foxhunting, but varies slightly. Hounds follow a drag line and a meat scent rather than a live fox, as mounted horsemen follow close behind. The event is spectator-friendly and attendees are encouraged to follow the hunt, either in their own vehicles or on a hayride. With a traditional blessing to kick off the day and horsemen dressed in their Sunday best, the horse and hound chase offers a glimpse into a bit of Charleston’s past. The event is free and the plantation asks everyone to enter through the main gate. —Marina Fleming

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