Am seriously kicking myself because last summer my trainer was organizing a barn trip to VA to stay at a friends farm and go foxhunting. I decided that the cost was too much and bowed out. The trip ultimately fell apart. Of course now I realize the cost was waaay cheap for what our plans were
I woud like to organize my own trip to foxhunt if possible. I am a newbie to jumping (but not riding) so I want to hilltop only. I would need to lease a hunt horse and have a place to stay. And instruction on proper hunt ettiquete would be needed
Is this at all possible? I live in TN so would be looking at the VA/NC/SC area.
You should absolutely contact Hunter's Rest and consider a field trip there. I've had the good fortune to have her guidance twice now, and had a wonderful time on both trips. She has made horses that can allow you to focus on learning and enjoying the experience as they take care of you. Get down there a day or two early to do a lesson and hack out. I will definitely be going back in the fall, please feel free to pm me if you have any questions about my visits.
Mildot- Thanks for the reminder that we have hunts right here at home, I always seem to forget them!
I am leaning towards VA just because I love to see new places and travel. I would turn it into a vacation.
Hunters Rest- Your place looks fabulous! Makes me wish I lived nearby, I would love to ride often with you. I will defintely contact you soon! This may potentially be a next fall trip, Im running myself low on vacation days.
Yes, there will be another coth hunt this Fall. We just haven't planned the dates yet. If you look at the 2 we did last season, you will get a feel for all the fun we cram into a very long "weekend". i expect that Mortebella will be up from Tenn. for it. Maybe you could car-pool/trailer with her and start the fun early.
Right now, I'm over on the event forum since I'm teaching my mares to jump. I hope to jump in the new hunt season. so, we are doing the jumping training with Jimmy Wofford. Who also was a MFH of Piedmont Hunt. I love the cross over sports..