Few people realize that foxhunting has its awakening in America about the same time that it did in England. As the sport developed, it became a favorite pastime of several USA presidents, senators, congressmen and Supreme Court justices.
Riding to hounds, or foxhunting, has been present in Western Pennsylvania as far back as the 1770's and has been a consistent part of Ligonier, Pennsylvania history.
In 1921 a pack of English bred fox hounds was brought to the United States under the watchful eye of Master, Richard K. Mellon, Esq. and a tradition was born.
From The Story of Rolling Rock, J. Blan Van Urk