Upcoming Events & News
We have an exciting 2018 planned – check out the Calendar for dates for Hunting, Hunter Paces, Dressage Show, Hunt Clinics, New England Hound Show etc. The 2018 membership form is posted. 2018 Liability Forms are now online for your convenience! If you have questions about the hunt, contact Masters Daun DeFrance, Sue Levy, or Marilyn Mariano.
2018 Wentworth Hunt Dressage Show
Congratulations competitors! It was a beautiful day for a show, and we had a lot of great rides. Thank you all who came to the show. Proceeds from the show are used to feed and care for our hounds. The hounds are grateful!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who kept the show running smoothly and to the sponsors who helped make the show successful! Winners of each class earned a certificate for a free hunter pace entry during 2018, and our high score champions each won a show photo by our official show photographer, Suddenly Still Photography. Check the Suddenly Still Photography website in a few days for your photos!
2018 Mounted Hunt Clinic
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM
Tuckaway Farm, Lee, NH
A great opportunity to come out and try hunting – get in on all the fun!
More information about clinic and how to sign up: Mounted Hunt clinic 2018.
2018 Spring Hunter Pace
Monday, May 28, 2018
Branch Hill Farm, Milton Mills, NH
Join us for a great ride out of the beautiful Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills, NH for a fun end to your Memorial Day weekend. Teams will ride out between 9 and 11:30 a.m. There will be a light lunch available beginning around 12:30. Enjoy a ride on about ten miles of beautiful wooded trails, firm sandy footing, plenty of natural huntsy jumps, all off to the side of the main trail. Five minute stop in the middle “Stirrup Cup” with drink provided.
More details and entry form here.
Recent Events & News
MFHA – Annual Meeting
January 25-26, 2018
New York City
Sue Levy, MFH, and Marilyn Mariano, MFH attended the annual meeting of the MFHA (Master’s of Foxhounds Association) in New York. Marilyn participated in a New Master’s Luncheon and seminar. A roundtable discussion was led by Tony Leahy, MFH, President of the MFHA. It was great to exchange ideas and information with other MFHs. Thursday night was the Master’s dinner, held at the Union Club. There were so many opportunities to meet MFHs from hunts all across the country. Very interesting to compare similarities, and learn about how different hunts manage different territories and traditions. (the food and drink was amazing too!) Friday was spent in the annual meeting, hearing presentations from the MFHA. We learned more about what the MFHA does to continue the sport of Fox Hunting in the U.S. and the importance of member hunts participation. Friday night’s Hunt Ball was a spectacle not to be missed. Approximately 500 attendees at the Pierre Hotel ballroom. The food and drink were, again, amazing. The Band played all night, and the dance floor never cleared. Those fox hunters are a bunch of fun and slightly crazy people! So much fun.
Hark Forward – Aiken Hounds Performance Trials
Congratulations to the Aiken Hounds for taking the top spot for packs at the Aiken Hounds Performance Trials held in Belle Meade territory in Georgia. Wentworth was unable to get our hounds out of the deep freeze in New Hampshire to provide some worthy competition, but a few of our members (Daun DeFrance, MFH, Sue Levy, MFH, Ann Wicander, and Linda Fernald) made the trek and had a phenomenal time. Our hosts were gracious, the territory was gorgeous and the hunting was fantastic.
Pencil in December 6 & 7, 2018. We will be back and we’re bringing our pack next time!!!
Link to an entertaining article, by Terry Hook, MFH – Green Mountain Hounds, and our regional rep to the MFHA about the fun had at this event.
De la Brooke Joint Meet
A small contingent of Wentworth Hunt members participated in a joint meet with the De la Brooke Foxhounds in Southern Maryland on December 16. Making the trip were Daun DeFrance, MFH and our Huntsman Rachel Duffy. It was great fun to ride with this historic hunt and to see the beautiful Maryland hunt country. It was also good to see our ex-Master and Huntsman Kami Wolk enjoying her new role there.
Daun DeFrance, MFH with John McFadden, MFH De La Brooke Foxhounds
Wentworth Hunt Ball
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:00 PM
78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH
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.