The Hunt

Welcome to The Hunt

Your ultimate guide to the thrilling world of fox hunting across America. Whether you’re an avid enthusiast or a curious beginner, this page will serve as your compass to discover upcoming special annual or one-time hunt weekends, hunt weeks, opening and closing meets, hunt race weekends, and more. These amazing events bring together friends from hunts across the country, to enjoy a destination experience, a warm get-away from colder weather or to enjoy the sport they love in a new setting.

If you like to include your Hunt weekend or week in this list, please get in touch with Maggie Johnston at maggiejohnston@gmail.com. A website link, a Facebook page link, a PDF flier with event information, activities for spouses or significant others, friends and family to enjoy during hunts, hunt ball or party information, stabling, and housing. Hirelings and other event information are always helpful!

Events & Resources

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Ericka Rose:
518-928-0939 or gallopingguru@icloud.net
New York, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia
 
Heather Heider:
703-431-1613 or heatherheider@hotmail.com
Northern Virginia
 
Betsy Burke Parker:
540-229-2048 or betsyburkeparker@gmail.com 
Northern Virginia and in the South
 
Sarah Batzing:
585-303-1888
Genesee Valley Hunt territory, in Geneseo, NY.

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Heather Heider:
703-431-1613
heatherheider@hotmail.com
Northern Virginia

Faye Giles:
540-292-8817
Staunton, VA

Inyazura Farm:
Shakerag territory in Georgia
404-895-6326
manager@inyazurafarms.com

Sarah Batzing:
585-303-1888
Genesee Valley Hunt territory, in NY

GiddyUp GetAway
A listing of National stabling and housing. 
https://www.facebook.com/giddyupgetaway
hello@giddyupgetaway.com

 

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A Vixen Hunt is for lady foxhunters hosted by a hunt which includes a hunt followed by a hunt breakfast or tea. Vendors often have displays of gifts, attire, and tack, where you can shop while you are enjoying breakfast after the hunt. This event is open to all lady fox hunters and often features three flights, or a slower field by request.
 
Bull Run Hunt
Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Rapidan, Virginia
https://bullrunhuntclub.com/vixen-hunt
Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds
Friday, March 8, 2024 in Pennsylvania
https://www.facebook.com/events/2707732522726346?ref=newsfeed
De La Brooke Foxhounds
Friday, March 22, 2024 in Leonardtown, Maryland
https://www.facebook.com/events/876079824253676/?ref=newsfeed

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Here's a list of professional hauling services for longer-distance trips. Please ask about the required health certifications needed to cross state lines with livestock. If you would like to be listed please contact Maggie Johnston at maggiejohnston@gmail.com

Lukens Horse Transportation

Judge Manning Horse Transportation
CC's Horse Hauling


Would your hunt like to host a hunt weekend or week, or maybe a Vixen Hunt? We can help promote your event and can host payment portals for event registration. Please get in touch with Maggie Johnston at maggiejohnston@gmail.com to plan your next special hunt event!

Frequently Asked Questions

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As always, check directly with each hunt to ensure if a license is needed.

South Carolina: Yes (for live hunts only)
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html

Georiga: Yes
https://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes

Florida: No

Virginia: Yes
https://dwr.virginia.gov/hunting/regulations/licenses/

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If you're passionate about fox hunting and want to share the experience, consider introducing newcomers through events like introductory hunts or offering mentorship. Emphasize safety, ethics, and the joy of being outdoors.

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Essential equipment includes appropriate clothing, safety riding gear, a well-trained horse (if riding), and accessories. Understanding and investing in the right gear enhances both safety and enjoyment.

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Many hunts welcome family participation, but it's essential to consider the nature of the hunt and the age and experience of the children. Some hunts organize family-friendly events, providing a safe and enjoyable introduction for younger participants. Always check with the hunt organizers beforehand.