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    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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  • #2

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

    Best of luck.


    • Original Poster

      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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      • #4
        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. . .


        • #5
          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.


          • #6

            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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            • #7
              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.


              • #8
                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 . . .


                • #9
                  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.
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                  • #10
                    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, 03:58 PM. Reason: spelling !


                    • #11
                      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.


                      • #12
                        Bridlespur's Clubhouse is about two hours from Columbia, maybe 2 1/2. It is the closest.
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