Lynn has been a Master with WRFH since 1997. She is originally from Florence, South Carolina. Her first hunts were with Camden in 1968 when they were still a drag pack. When she isn't hunting, Lynn is an avid duplicate bridge player and plays at the local club.
David Smith, MFH
David Smith has been a Master since 2004 and has been whipping-in to WRFH prior to that, since 1996. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, David started hunting with Camden in 1970. He also whipped in to The Mells for 7 years. David started playing polo in 1970 and is currently a member of the Aiken Polo Club.
Master Barbara on Schnapps
Barbara Nelson, MFH
Originally from Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, Barbara has been a Whipper-in and Field Master and was appointed Joint Master in 2012. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare (formerly the Aiken SPCA), former Chairman of the Iowa Natural Resources Commission, a former Board Member of the Minneapolis Humane Society, and has been a member of the Board of the SPCA here in Aiken since 2005. Barbara competes in show jumping with her home bred mare, Peaches. She is a Sculptor and Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, having received numerous awards for her work.
Mr. Joseph Hardiman Huntsman
Joseph Hardiman grew up in County Galway, Ireland where he hunted with the Galway Blazers, a hardcore hunt renowned for fast galloping and fearless jumping. Upon coming to the United States in 1984, he worked at two different jobs before he became a whipper-in at the Rolling Rock Hunt, and was quickly hired to be the huntsman. Joseph met and married his wife, Kim, during his 14 years at Rolling Rock. Joseph, with his wife and daughters, Caitlin and Shannon, was the huntsman with the Chagrin Valley Hunt for six years before coming to Aiken.
Photo by Alex Pacheco
Mrs. Kim Hardiman Whipper-in
Kim is originally from Ligonier, PA. She comes from a horse family background, including foxhunting and steeplechase racing. She met Joseph at the Rolling Rock Hunt, where she was a professional whipper-in for 14 yrs. and has also whipped-in to the Chagrin Valley Hunt in Ohio. She has been hunting with Joseph for more than 26 seasons. Along with being a hunting wife and mother, Kim is also a registered nurse, and in her spare time, enjoys golf.