My Experience at The Blessing of The Hounds By Irene Michaels

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Exhilarating, Demanding and Magnificent. These are the words to describe the Blessing of the Hounds. Every time I go to the barn and prepare for a hunt I feel excitement. Each time is like the first time I ever rode.

The beauty of the countryside, the hounds and the camaraderie between the riders warms my heart and soul.  The friends I have made along the way through this magical journey has been wonderful and very fulfilling.  I feel very fortunate to be a part of this very old and beautiful tradition that started back in the 16th century. I hope it lasts for more centuries to come.

I ON THE SCENE: Irene Michaels & The Blessing of the Hounds in Wayne, IL


About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...