Sunday, May 19, 2012
8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Coal Tree Farm
720 Rt. 284, Westtown, NY 10998
$45 mounted drill, seminar and lunch
$25 U.S. Pony Club members
$30 seminar and luncheon only
(Post entries $10 additional)
Rain or Shine!
To provide an opportunity for horse and rider to go
cross-country in conditions similar to Fox Hunting.
An Introduction to Fox Hunting
The Windy Hollow Hunt is pleased to extend an invitation to you to join us in learning about the exhilarating sport of Fox Hunting. Here is your chance to teach your horse to trot and canter in a group, cross-country, to follow hounds over actual hunt country jumps and terrain, and to learn about the dress, etiquette, and costs involved in Fox Hunting.
Do you Hunter Pace? You’ve got what it takes to fox hunt – a horse and familiarity with our hunt territories and jumps — Take the next step at this clinic and give fox hunting a try! Do you ride western? No problem — come to the clinic in your western tack – once you experience the fun, you’ll be borrowing an English saddle and joining us this fall for fox hunting.
You may also attend the seminar-only phase of the clinic. All horses must have current coggins. Mail a copy in with your registration form.
Dress: comfortable/informal. Approved headgear required.
Your registration fee includes clinic, seminar, tailgate lunch, and materials on Fox Hunting and the Windy Hollow Hunt.
If you cannot attend, but would like more information on Fox Hunting, please call:
Ed Wiley, MFH (973) 764-0925
Linda Scorsone, MFH (845) 351-2515
Angela Greer, MFH (845) 497-9778
Mike Warren, MFH .
Directions: Coal Tree Farm is located in Westtown, New York on Route 284.
(Use tractor lane for entrance). 5 miles south of Slate Hill, NY & 3 miles north of the New Jersey border. Go to www.windyhollowhunt.org for detailed driving directions.
• 8:00 – 8:30 •
Arrival, Tacking up, and post-registration
• 8:30 – 9:00 •
Groups Divided / Hounds Introduced
Have horses get use to hounds. Orientation and explanation of field etiquette
Riders can select from three different groups to ride with: a fast, hunt pace doing all jumps, a more moderate paced, jumping optional group; and hilltopping, slower, non-jumping group. Western riders should ride with a non-jumping group. Mounted drills.
• 9:00 – 11:00 •
Ride out following hounds over moderate hunt country jumps and terrain (all jumps have “go-arounds”). Please note: we will move off promptly at 9:00 a.m. Approved headgear required.
• 11:30 – 12:15 •
Great Stories and Great Food – A Windy Hollow Hunt Tradition
• 12:15 – 1:30 •
A. Introductions & Welcome • Holly White
B. Hunting Etiquette • Masters
C. Dress Fashion Show • Lindie Scorsone, MFH
D. Role of the Huntsman • Amy Sharkey, Huntsman
E. Costs – Capping and Membership Angela Greer
F. Questions and Answers • Masters and Staff