Upcoming Events & News
Wentworth Hunt Ball
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:00 PM
78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH
New England Hunter Trials
Hosted by Old North Bridge Hounds
Great Brook Farm State Park
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Congratulations to all of the Wentworth Hunt riders who competed in or volunteered for the 2017 New England Hunter Trials! Wentworth was extremely well represented, with riders in every Qualifed division and in both the pairs and teams divisions. Joint Master Daun DeFrance and Jackson earned the coveted Heard Cup in the 4′ division, while all three joint masters, Daun, Sue and Marilyn, showed how well Wentworth hunt horses work together by winning the team division. Emily Crowell did Wentworth proud with a great ride to come in second in the Novice junior division. Other Wentworth competitors included Ann W., Lauretta, Ashleigh, Ellen, Linda F., Sonja, Sarah, Anna and Yuki (and maybe others, let me know). The day would not have succeeded without all of the volunteers. A huge thanks to all of the Wentworth volunteers including Sue S., Ann P., Diane, Virginia and more, plus all the grooms and friends who helped the riders all day long.
Fall Hunting is Underway
The 2017 fall hunting season is in full cry. The hunt schedule is posted on the fixture card and the calendar, with the next few events listed in the side bar to the right. Check the calendar for any changes before you head out. Cancellations due to weather will be posted at the top of the home page. The formal season will begin on September 30th with the Blessing of the Hounds at Yorkfield Farm and is always a great hunt to watch.
Recent Events & News
Fall Foliage Hunter Pace and Poker Run
Tuckaway Farm and Powder Major Farm, Lee, NH
Sunday, October 8th
Results Fall Foliage Hunter Pace 2017: Over 50 riders came out on a rainy Sunday for the Fall Foliage Hunter Pace. Congratulations to all who braved the elements and participated – everyone came back wet but smiling! Ribbons were awarded through 6th place in each division. If you left before the ribbons were handed out and you earned one, we will do our best to mail ribbons to you. Contact Ann Pembroke (email@example.com) with your mailing address. Much of our paperwork from the Pace got a little wet, making it difficult to read people’s addresses. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who made this Pace possible, and thank you to our landowners Chuck and Laurel Cox, and to SPNHF.
Junior’s / Children’s Hunt
Green Acres Stables, Madbury, NH
August 26, 2017
Thirteen junior riders joined us for Wentworth’s annual Junior’s/Children’s Hunt. It was a beautiful day to be out, jumping around Green Acres Stable’s cross country course, trotting through the woods, and following the hounds across the fields. A huge Thank You to Green Acres and Dawn Dascomb for hosting the hunt!
Powder Major Farm Conserved for Riding!
Read about the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ (SPNHF) successful effort to preserve one of our traditional hunt territories, Powder Major Farm. The Goss family is selling the land we ride on when we cross the river from Tuckaway Farm, the farm where we typically have our Stirrup Cup, to SPNHF. The land will remain open to the public for hiking and riding. And for foxhunting. Read more about the successful campaign here.
A Warm Thank You to Suddenly Still Photography
The Wentworth Hunt would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Suddenly Still Photography. James Mertz documents foxhunting in New England through his incredible pictures and this year he has generously sponsored custom landowner gifts. The hunt is lucky to have such a strong community of supporters. Please visit his website to see amazing photos of the Wentworth Hunt in action.