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  • Meet the hounds at Opening Meet and Thanksgiving Hunts
  • Deep Run Horse Show at the Showgrounds
  • Trail Rides from many loctions for members and their guests
  • 1928 Whippers-In, Huntsman, and Master
  • Deep Run Hounds have won numerous awards at Virginia and Regional Hound Shows
  • The annual Deep Run Horse Show at the Showgrounds . Prizes include the Bryan Trophy
  • Note some of the previous winners of the Bryan Trophy
  • Opening meet at Fullstream Farm. THANK YOU SHIELDS FAMILY
  • Hound Shows
  • Horse shows at the Deep Run Showgrounds
  • The Shield Family - 1977
  • Halloween Fun Ride for members and their guests
  • Hound Puppies
  • 1997 - New Year's Day
  • Many events at the Deep Run Showgrounds --CVSJA and CHSA shows on weekends
  • In addition to crabs ...
  • Sing along at a post hunt party
  • Contests at the Showgrounds
  • New Year's Day
  • Ready to hunt at the Deep Run kennels
  • Garland Toney, Sr., Margaret Franklin
  • For member sponsored rental of the facilities, contact the club manager.
  • John Harrison brings the hounds to the Thanksgiving Hunt
  • DRHC Hunt from Kennels March 2018
  • Hunter Pace at the Kennels
  • DRHC Opening Meet 2017
  • The Oyster Roast for members and their guests.
  • Annual Pony Club Horse trials at Deep Run
  • Cross Country events at the clubhouse. Come watch !!
  • 2013 Opening Meet
  • Thanksgiving 2017
  • Kennels on Broad Street
  • 3 "Over 70s"
  • 1961 - On a Run
  • Moving Out
  • Hunting from Braedon
  • Deep Run Puppy
  • Nancy Reed
  • Stirrup Cup - C.L.Sigmon & Lee Howell

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In Memoriam - Dr. William Lee Wilkes

William Lee Wilkes, MD – March 30, 1941 – July 13, 2022

After a life well lived, William Lee Wilkes, MD passed away peacefully with his beloved three children, Natalie, Kim and Forrest at his side on July 13, 2022. Dr. Wilkes was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and knew early on he wanted to follow his father, a community pediatrician, into medicine.

Throughout high school and college, Dr. Wilkes was known for his serious dedication to academics and playful spirit. 

Federal District Judge Dudley Bowen and former classmate remembers, "I never called him Bill - that was his father’s name.  I knew him for 75 years as ‘William’ or, simply ‘Wilkes’.  In 1959 William and was voted ‘most handsome’ by the Richmond Academy yearbook staff. They might well have included ‘most popular’.  The boyish aspect of his good looks (the grin, cowlicks, and freckles) made him quite disarming. Nevertheless, the fun-loving William was a steady worker, studied hard, and possessed an admirable intellect. William discovered another rare talent—an ability to say just about anything to anyone and get away with it (the magic of his grin and chuckle). A genuinely magnetic person, William not only attracted people but made a loyal friend.  His company was a source of pride for many, me included.  William was the embodiment of success in high school.  His grades, letters in track and football, rank in the ROTC brigade and total lack of conceit made him unique. William’s quick wit was the byproduct of a sense of humor which was, in a word, boundless.  Free ranging, oft displayed, sometimes inappropriate, it was never sarcastic or to ridicule.  Laughter was close to the surface but Williams’s kindness, considerate nature, sensitivity (often masked) and charm ran deep. Early to late in life, it was clear he loved children, animals (especially horses) and most people. He had more patience than one might initially expect but never let convention, fools or trivia impede his path toward a worthwhile objective. "

In June of 1963, Dr. Wilkes earned his undergraduate degree in premedical studies from the University of Georgia where he belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many knew him as a passionate Georgia Bulldog fan. In 1967, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Wilkes completed his general surgery internship at Johnston-Willis Hospital in 1968 and a residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in 1972. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in otology at Richmond Children’s Hospital and a preceptorship at The Los Angeles Foundation of Otology in 1973. He served as chief of otolaryngology and allergy medicine at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California from 1973-1975 achieving the rank of major.

Of all the places he lived, he fell in love with Virginia and spent the remainder of his life here. For more than 47 years, Dr. Wilkes served patients in the Richmond community. His patients were extremely fond of him and enjoyed his witty sense of humor and charisma. Upon his passing, he was still employed at 81 years of age with Richmond Ear, Nose and Throat. The staff remember him as a fun loving, jolly and gentle physician. 

Dr. Wilkes was also known as a long-time member and former president of the Deep Run Hunt Club and was happiest when riding his beloved horse, Shoney. After becoming a marriage officiant of the Universal Life Church, he married many couples in the Richmond area with his side business, Marriages and Carriages. 

His friends, siblings and children remember him as an adventurous soul taking time to learn ballroom dancing, woodworking, and acting. He participated in Richmond area films riding a horse or ballroom dancing. Dr. Wilkes’ celebration of life event will be held Oct. 28. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted towards his celebration event. For information contact Deep Run Hunt Club at (804) 784-5386. He is survived by his children: Natalie (Steve) Shaw, Kim (Charles) Anchors and Forrest (Cheryl) Wilkes; his six grandchildren, and his siblings: Dr. James Wilkes and wife Cindy, Dr. Joseph Wilkes and wife Debbie, Ginger Wiley and husband John, and Jane Crawford Wilkes. Preceded in death by his parents Dr. William A and Lucille Shepard Wilkes.

Deep Run Kennelman Position Available

The Deep Run Kennelman position is open. Housing, competitive salary, and benefits are offered. Position available immediately. Must have good driving record, be proficient at driving a tractor, and using small equipment including a chain saw. Anyone interested, or if you know anyone who might be interested, please contact the Masters directly.
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Club Manager Job Description

We are searching for a new club manager for the Deep Run Hunt Club.  Below is the link to an updated Club Manager Job Description.  The Search Committee will be collecting resumes and letters of interest over the next two weeks.  Anyone interested in this position should send their information to

PLEASE SHARE THIS JOB DESCRIPTION WITH ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE GOOD AT THIS JOB! Qualified candidates often come from member and friend referrals, and networking may surface candidates already familiar with the Club and our activities.  The posting will close on August 12th, so time is of the essence.  The Search Committee will be collecting all resumes and then working through a review process.  Final interviews and a hiring decision will be conducted by the Executive Committee of the Deep Run Board of Directors. 

I am hoping we have strong interest and many resumes to consider.

(Posted on behalf of Wendy Woods, Deep Run President)

Click Here for Club Manager Job Description