Upcoming Events & News
New England Hunter Trials
Hosted by Old North Bridge Hounds
Great Brook Farm State Park
1018 Lowell Street, Carlisle, Massachusetts
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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.
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.
Congratulations and a huge Thank You to returning Master Sue Levy, new Master Marilyn Mariano, and new Huntsman Rachel Duffy. These three ladies are taking over the roles previously filled by Kami Wolk, who is taking all she learned at Wentworth Hunt and to ply her skills professionally as the Kennel Huntsman at De La Brooke Foxhounds in Maryland. Sue, Marilyn and Rachel will be working with Master Daun DeFrance to continue Wentworth Hunt’s long-standing tradition of great sport, great friends, and diligent care of the lands we hunt and the hounds that hunt them. Thank you for all work that all five of you have contributed to the hunt, and best wishes to Kami in her new position!
New Membership Types Announced for 2017
We have exciting news to share! New for 2017, Wentworth Hunt is offering “Associate Memberships” with annual cost of $300. Associate Members will be eligible to hunt 12 times in the calendar year. The hunts can be Spring Informal Hunts, Fall Informal Hunts, or Fall Formal Season Hunts – it’s entirely up to you! This breaks down to only $25 per hunt. To continue hunting after the 12 times, an Associate Member can upgrade to a Full Membership for an additional $200 if desired. More information….
Recent Events & News
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!
Conservation Hunter Pace
Fine Nest Farm, Raymond, NH
Sunday, August 13th
Wentworth Hunt would like to thank everyone who came out to our Conservation Hunter Pace on August 13 – riders and volunteers alike. What a fabulous day! We nearly ran out of room on our leader boards. There was tough competition in our field division among the 16 teams. The winning team was only 13 seconds slower than the optimal time and the second-placed team was 22 seconds faster than the optimal time! Watch out fox! In the hilltop division, the pace was a bit more sedate and the top three placings were within about 3 minutes of each other. Even the noncompetitive teams had a great grasp of the pace we expect out hunting – all were within shouting distance of competitive divisions.
Note from Pace Chair: Please note that my arithmetic skills slipped a bit the day of the pace, so some of the placings have changed compared to those reported on the 13th. My sincere apologies.
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.