Sat, Nov 11|
Opening Hunt 2023-24
Our hunting season officially starts with Opening Hunt and blessing of hounds. Stirrup Cup at 9:15a.m., Blessing Of The Hounds at 9:45a.m., Hounds Move Off at 10:00a.m.. Horses to be braided.
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2023, 9:00 AM
Garner Ranch, 56780 CA-74, Mountain Center, CA 92561, USA
About the Event
Every year Opening Hunt/Blessing of Hounds is an exciting time. Our horses are braided and most likely clipped for their benefit. Huntsman, Master Terry Paine, leads the pack during Opening Hunt and throughout the season. The Blessing of the Hounds is a tradition that goes back a long way. The religious service – first begun in 8th century France by St. Hubert, the patron saint of hunters – has been held every Opening Hunt morning at Santa Fe Hunt since 1969. Visitors welcome to come out and watch.
We do accept payment via PayPal linked on the Events page OR we do accept check.
Please send checks to: Phyllis Domiguez 6125 Las Tunas Drive Oceanside, CA 92057
No charge for Pony Club Members to ride. Price includes Lunch and Ranch Fee$35.00
Juniors (12 and Under)
Junior Riders (12 and Under) Ride, Lunch and Ranch Fee)$45.00
Teen-Young Adult (13-21 Years)
Teen and Young Adult Member Riders (ages 13- 21 Years) Ride, Lunch and Ranch Fee)$50.00
SFH member and guests this ticket confirms your attendance to SFWHH"s Opening Hunt lunch and includes the Garner Ranch ranch fee.$50.00
Price Includes Capping Fee, Lunch and Ranch Fee. If you are not a member and are riding in Opening Hunt you must pay a capping fee and contact our Honorary Secretary, Clare Williams, 760-492-4198 for permission to ride.$200.00
Non-riding Lunch Ticket
This ticket is for anyone not riding and wishing to enjoy a nice sit down lunch after Opening Hunt. Please contact Honorary Secretary, Clare Williams 760-492-4198 for seating arrangements.$40.00