Congratulations to VTA member and director Tommy Lee Jones who was recently awarded the first "Ian Milne Award.” The award honors a professional huntsman who has been recognized by his peers as an exceptional contributor to the sport of foxhunting.
|Doris Jones, Tommy Lee and Diane Jones (Randy Chappell/Facebook)|
The award was presented by the Masters of Foxhounds Association on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Biennial Staff Seminar dinner. Jones has hunted the hounds of the Casanova Hunt (VA) with distinction since 1970.
Jones also breeds, owns and trains thoroughbreds from his family’s New Hope Farm. In the heyday of the yearling market, Jones showed yearlings for the likes of Spendthrift Farm and Clay Camp as well.
Along with his wife Diane, Jones also manages the Upperville Colt and Horse Show and the Warrenton Horse Show.
Diane is also the Executive Director of the Virginia Gold Cup.
The award is named for the late Ian Milne, who was the popular huntsman for the Fairfax Hunt (VA).
|JONES AT WORK (Randy Chappell/Facebook)|