Clinics

Wentworth Hunt will be offering a variety of clinics this year to instruct, improve, and build the confidence and riding abilities of all riders, new, experienced, and everything in between. Please take a look below – we know we have something you’ll like!

Check back often as we add clinics throughout the year! Information about our clinics will be available here on our website and on our Facebook page. Join our Mailing List on the right side of this page to receive emails about Wentworth Hunt activities.

Wentworth Hunt members will have early entry to all upcoming clinics and hunter paces. Another great perk of being a Wentworth member! Click here to learn about our membership options, or click on the links on the right side of this page to access our 2021 Membership Form, 2021 Release Form, and 2021 Membership Dues.


Booli Selmayr Cross Country Clinics

Wentworth Hunt is proud to have sponsored clinics with Booli Selmayr in 2019 and 2020. Booli, an acclaimed clinician, trainer, and CCI 4* rider, creates clinics specially designed to improve riders’ success and confidence on cross country. Booli’s clinics with Wentworth Hunt welcomed riders of all levels and were perfect for eventers, foxhunters, and other riders who are looking to improve their cross country riding.

Details:
Booli taps into her years of eventing, hunting, and training of all levels of students and horses to create a truly extraordinary clinic experience. Warm and friendly, Booli is an excellent communicator who has the rare gift of providing each individual participant with the tools and techniques needed to improve their riding. In her previous clinics with Wentworth Hunt, participants were amazed that one clinic with Booli made a such remarkable difference in their riding abilities, and a difference that did not disappear once the clinic ended!

Upcoming Clinics:
Sadly, our 2021 clinic with Booli was canceled. We hope to schedule a cinic with Booli in the spring or summer of 2022. Please check back with us here on our website or on our Facebook page for more information, or join our Mailing List on the right side of this page to receive emails about Wentworth Hunt activities.


Foxing Internships: Learn to Fox!

Fox Hunting is all about the hounds. Fox hounds are trained to follow a specific scent and ignore all other sights, sounds, and scents. Foxhunters (excepting the Huntsman) are the observers, following the hounds on horseback to watch them work together to find and chase a scent.

Wentworth Hunt is referred to as a “Drag Hunt” where fox hounds are trained to follow a human laid scent. Naturally, we call the humans who lay the scent “Foxes”. Our foxes are trained to lay a scent along a course that provides the best and safest working opportunity for our hounds and results in a very fun hunt experience for our members. Foxes know how to lay a scent that changes the speed of the hunt, sometimes requiring the hounds slow down and really work for the scent, and sometimes giving them a scent that they can follow at full speed! Foxing also includes laying the scent off trail to really challenge the hounds with the unexpected.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)

Foxing Internships:
Wentworth Hunt offered Foxing Internships on Spring Roading mornings. Instruction and guidance were given to all interested parties, members and non-members. Participants learned about our territories, how scent is mixed and laid, and how to become an integral part of the hunting staff family!

Foxing may be done on foot (for those athletically inclined!) or on horseback. Foxes set off before the hounds and hunt fields. Laying scent is serious business but it’s also such fun! Most foxes relish the peaceful beauty and serenity of traveling through hunt territory ahead of the hunt.

For more information on future Foxing Internships, please contact our secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)