Special Event: Music and Dance of the Hunt
Listen to a musical program by Mozart and Haydn inspired by hunting, riding, and dance.
Hear the echo of hunting horns and the thunder of horses' hooves as Mount Vernon pays tribute to the greatest horseman of his age, George Washington!
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At this exciting event, watch a simulated fox hunt demonstration on the estate of the Father of the American foxhound! Unlike in Washington’s time, no foxes will be hurt during this demonstration. A bag containing animal scent will be taken on a course around the 12-acre field, and when one hound picks up the scent, the hunt is on!
Observe a cavalry demonstration on the 12-acre field before meeting the breeds that Washington loved so much. Learn about the role these animals played in the American Revolution and even meet Nelson, a horse similar to Washington’s beloved warhorse!
Horses & Hounds takes place rain or shine. Schedule subject to change.