||The Snickersville Hounds were founded in 1993, when Mrs. Dorothy Smithwick invited Mike Turner to hunt her beautiful farm, Sunny Bank, in Middleburg, Virginia. Mike, a successful amateur jump jockey, had whipped in for several local hunts for many years, and jumped at the chance to graduate to Huntsman and Master. Our first kennels were near Bluemont, Virginia, on Williams Gap Road. Mike gathered hounds from many sources, from as far away as New York, primarily Penn-Marydel, but also some cross-breds and American hounds. Our first litter was whelped in the bank barn at the kennels in 1995. In 2002, due to development, kennels were moved from Williams Gap Road to Mikes house on Raven Rocks Road. In 2006, the demands of a growing business, and results of injuries prompted Mike Turner to offer the mastership of the Snickersville Hounds to Gregg Ryan, one of our major landowners and well-known sportsman. Todd Kern took up the horn as huntsman. Gregg has retained the traditions of our farmers pack. We welcome all foxhunters, and particularly future foxhunters.