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  • Wanting to try hunting

    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.

  • #2
    Why not contact some of the Tennessee hunts? I bet if you call one of the Masters and explain your interest, arrangements can and will be made. Plus it would be a damn sight cheaper.


    • #3
      Contact me if you would like any guidance for up here in Virginia.
      * www.huntersrest.net -- Virginia hunt country's best Bed-and-Breakfast-and-Barn.


      • #4
        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.

        Is there another CotH hunt afoot?


        • Original Poster

          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.

          Hinderella- A COTH hunt? Now that sounds fun!


          • #6
            Originally posted by Hunter_Newbie View Post
            A COTH hunt? Now that sounds fun!
            Oh it IS! My husband is still telling the stories, and he didn't even ride.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Hunter_Newbie View Post
              Mildot- Thanks for the reminder that we have hunts right here at home, I always seem to forget them!
              I hope I didn't come across as snarky or facetious....that wasn't my intention.

              Originally posted by Hunter_Newbie View Post
              I am leaning towards VA just because I love to see new places and travel. I would turn it into a vacation.
              Absolutely a great idea.

              If it were me (also another newb) I would do one or two local hunts and also travel to VA.


              • Original Poster

                mildot- didnt take it as snarky at all! I seriously forget that we do have hunts around here. I like the idea of doing a local hunt and traveling to VA.


                • #9
                  Coth hunt this Fall

                  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..
                  Intermediate Riding Skills


                  • #10
                    Hunter Newbie, where in TN are you? (PM me if you don't want to post location.) I would LOOOOOOOOVE to be back in VA for another COTH hunt!!! SO much fun
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