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SFWHH Opening Hunt
SFWHH Opening Hunt

Sat, Nov 14


Garner Ranch

SFWHH Opening Hunt

Our hunting season officially starts with Opening Hunt and blessing of hounds. Stirrup Cup at 9:30a.m., blessings at 9:45a.m. Horses to be braided.

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Time & Location

Nov 14, 2020, 10:00 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.


  • OpenHunt, Ranch Fee and Lunch

    SFH member and guests this ticket confirms your attendance to SFWHH"s Opening Hunt lunch and includes the Garner Ranch ranch fee. If you are a riding guest and need to pay for capping fee that is a separate charge.

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  • Opening Hunt guest capping 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.

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  • 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.

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Please send checks to:

Phyllis Domiguez

6125 Las Tunas DriveOceanside, CA 92057

Downloadable waiver form for any guest you choose to invite.

Contact me if you or your guest have any questions about this day and our hunt.  


Clare Williams

Honorary Secretary


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