Opening Hunt/Blessing of Hounds
November 12th, 2022
This marks the beginning of our Riding to Hounds season. The day begins with the Stirrup Cup at 9:15 a.m.. Please be mounted for the "Blessing of Hounds" at 9:45 a.m., by 10 a.m. we're off. A catered breakfast to follow. Members if you have items to be dropped off for the punchbowl, please drive to main house upon arrival. Volunteers will be there to help unload. Be safe everyone. Tally Ho!
"Roading Hounds" and walking hounds
"Roading Hounds" is a term we use to describe exercising hounds mounted on horseback through the countryside. Starts from KingsWay Farm and is a solid trot around for 45 minutes. "Roading" is highly recommended to expose your horse to lots of hounds running around and to ride in a group. During the season (Late Oct. to April) we road Tuesday & Friday at 7:30am. During the off season we walk on foot Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:30am and road with horses Friday at 7:30am. Come join us! Always confirm with Terry Paine the evening before you plan on coming.
Annual Awards and Kentucky Derby Party
First Saturday in May
After the end of our SFWHH season we take the opportunity to acknowledge those who have done outstanding work for the club on Kentucky Derby day. Perpetual trophies passed on, "Colors" and "Buttons" awarded and special thanks given by the Master of Foxhounds. Having it on Kentucky Derby Day just gives us an excuse to wear lovely hats and chance to place wagers on a good horse race. Place and time TBD.