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  1. #1
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    Default Hunts near Columbia, MO

    We are new to MO and the closest hunt I can find via google is near St. Louis. I keep thinking with all the schools in Columbia and William Woods in Fulton, there would be a hunt fixture some where closer?? Could anyone shed some light as to yah or nay? Thanks!!



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    http://http://www.mfha.org/hunts-geolist.html

    You may have private packs that are not associated with the MFHA, but this is a great resource.

    Best of luck.



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    Thanks jawa, that is one of the sites I found, and it only lists 1 hunt in the entire State of MO, and that is the one out near St. Louis. Maybe that is it



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    Your only other option is the other end of the state - there are 2 hunts near Kansas City on the KS side - Mission Valley and Ft Leavenworth. So either way, you will have to drive at least 2 hours. . .



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    Bridlespur Hunt is in Eolia MO. It's the only one actually in Missouri. I don't know how far it would be for you from Columbia but it is a long way from St. Louis. I believe they have a website.



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    http://www.bridlespur.com/

    Eolia is about an hour and a half from Saint Louis, but an easy straight drive. Gorgeous territory and newer clubhouse. Very friendly and welcoming folks! I miss them terribly. At least cap if you have the opportunity. There are more photos on their facebook page.



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    Hi, I also live in Columbia but do not hunt. However, I wanted to mention that when I did Pony Club a few (we wont say how many) years ago I rode with the Horse and Hound pony club based in Greenwood MO. The barn we met at was owned by Carlie Beisel and her husband, who owned a pack of beagles (40 or 50) that they regularly foxhunted with. I don't know as they would be listed on any foxhunting websites since they don't hunt with foxhounds but they do hunt a regular fixture and I have heard wonderful things from all of my friends who hunt with them. I can vouch that Settler's Acre is a wonder facility with truly great people, and Carlie and her husband are the best.

    Best of Luck in your hunt for a hunt!
    A student in all things.



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    Carlie & Jim Beisel are now in Louisburg, KS where he is the huntsman for Mission Valley Hunt and now does hunt foxhounds. I don't know them personally, but have heard good things . . .



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    Default Carlie and Jim

    The Beisels have been with Mission Valley for 25-30 years. This is all realtively near the State line. I think they are still at Settlers Acre. I would go to the Horse Fair north of Columbia. Speak to the sage, Deb Booker. Most knowlegable person in the state.
    Another killer of threads



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    Sorry Okggo - you are now in the Midwest, so no more hunts every county like in VA & MD ! We all have to drive some distance here to get to a hunt. But everyone tends to very friendly and welcoming, so I'm sure you would have fun with any of them !
    Last edited by Nlevie; Sep. 1, 2011 at 02:58 PM. Reason: spelling !



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    Biesels are still at Settler's Acre and Jim is the huntsman for Mission Valley in Louisburg, KS. He still has his beagles at home.
    Hindsight bad, foresight good.



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    Bridlespur's Clubhouse is about two hours from Columbia, maybe 2 1/2. It is the closest.
    -Painted Wings

    Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted



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