Nancy Hannum

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2010


Nancy Hannum
Fox Hunting • Unionville

Nancy Penn Smith Hannum moved to Chester County when she was 9. An accomplished horsewoman, she was a formidable competitor in showing and pointto- point races. As a horse trainer, she won the Maryland Hunt Cup twice and the Cheshire Bowl 14 times with seven horses. Hannum a well-known huntsman, field master and horsewoman was Hunt Master of the Cheshire Foxhounds for 50 years. Land conservation was her other passion. She was able to preserve more than 30,000 acres of pristine farmland, forests and streams in Chester County. Master Hannum died in 2010 at the age of 90. But her legacy will live on for her incredible contributions to the hounds, horses and open spaces of southern Chester County.
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