Tanheath Hunt Club will hold their fall hunter pace at Babcock Hill Equestrian center in Coventry, CT on September 9. It is an 8 mile ride over cross country fences, through mown fields, and along wooded trails. Their Introduction to Foxhunting Clinic will be on September 22 at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, CT. This mounted clinic gives you all the information you'll need to begin foxhunting and also offers the opportunity to introduce your horse to hounds in a relaxed setting. Visit www.tanheathhunt.com for more information.
Just bumping this post... I have done the Tanheath foxhunting clinic in the past and I highly recommend it! I am really looking forward to attending the pace at BHEC too this year, see you there Bullet.
I concur that the Intro to Foxhunting clinic is great! I attended (sans horse) 2 years ago, and the teachings were very helpful soon after when I was able to hunt in VA. Especially the lesson on how to tie a stock tie! It's a great chance to learn about hunting and to gently expose your horse to the things they will see in the hunt field. If I weren't going to be in VA again on the 22nd, I would surely attend again, this time with my pony!
The only requirement is a hardhat and a shoe with a heel. Paddock boots are fine. You can even come with a western saddle. Part of the clinic focuses on what to wear for a first hunt, but it's not necessary to dress for the clinic. It's meant to be casual and fun.