About the Wentworth Hunt Club

The Wentworth Hunt is one of ten recognized hunts in New England, starting its first hunt in 1976.


(Photo courtesy of WWH member Eric Schneider)

Hunting takes place primarily during the fall months after the field crops have been harvested, though we will also host a few spring hunts to train our young hounds and start getting the pack in shape for the fall season. Actual hunting is a result of a twelve month program of hound training and fundraising, such as our Dressage Show and our Hunt Pace Series. Hunt Committees direct these events and hunt volunteers make them successful. Fundraisers help with the various hunt expenses.


(Photo courtesy of WWH member Eric Schneider)

The focus of the Wentworth Hunt is fun and safety. Foxhunting is a family sport and we welcome all to take part, either in the saddle, as a foot follower, or by car. On a brisk fall day nothing is better than listening to the hounds give voice on the line of a scent and enjoying the fellowship of the chase.


We are a Drag Hunt

Wentworth Hunt is a drag hunt. This means that people on horseback or on foot lay a scent for our hounds to follow. The scent is a unique combination of ingredients that creates a scent not found in nature. This combination ensures that our hounds can identify and follow the scent reliably and not be confused by other scents.

Being a drag hunt means Wentworth Hunt can define a course through the day’s territory that respects landowners’ fields, farms, and boundaries. Having control over the hunt course also allows us to choose routes that guarantee the best footing, jumps, and vantage points to watch our hounds at work. The result is that every outing with Wentworth Hunt is wonderful combination of safety and fun!


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)


Our Bylaws

For a copy of the Wentworth Hunt Bylaws, please contact our hunt secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org


Hunt with Us

To learn more about hunting with us as a guest or joining as a member, please click Hunt with Us.

For our 2020 Membership and Release Forms and payment, please click here.

Learn about hunting etiquette by clicking here. Learn about formal and informal hunting attire by clicking here.


Volunteering

Wentworth Hunt is an ALL Volunteer hunt. Members are expected to get involved with hunt activities and volunteer to help with hunt related activities such as fund raisers, hunter paces, territory preparation, and hound walking. There are many different ways in which to get involved. It is truly a very rewarding part of being a hunt member, and helps you to get the most out of your membership. To learn more about Wentworth Hunt’s volunteer activities, please click here.