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. Spring and all these fun activities are coming soon! Members please note our annual meeting is Sunday March 18 – here is a link to the membership form.
2018 Wentworth Hunt Dressage Show
Get your show season off to an early start at the 2018 Wentworth Hunt Dressage Show, Sunday, April 22nd at UNH. Entries open March 1st!
We offer classes for each of the Introductory, First Level and Second Level dressage tests as well as the new 2018 Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary eventing dressage tests. Higher level dressage and eventing tests are available as test-of-choice.
Great prizes are available for our high score champions, including a show photo by our official show photographer, Suddenly Still Photography!
Want to wish someone good luck at the show? Do you have a business you would like to advertise? Place a 1/4, 1/2 or full page ad in the dressage show program, or just sponsor your favorite class. Details are available in the Sponsor Form.
Question? Contact Tracie Sales, Dressage Show Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Mounted Hunt Clinic
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.
Recent Events & News
MFHA – Annual Meeting in New York, January 25, 26 2018
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 contingency 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.