Clinics

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Foxhunting Recognition Program

RSVP to Lauren Atherton: swanbrookec@gmail.com

The goal of the Pony Club Foxhunting Recognition Program is to teach the protocols and etiquette of hunting to ensure young riders have the knowledge to hunt safely. Open to pony club members and non-members alike! Complete one or both sections.

These activities are free to participants. Please join us and see why foxhunting is such a fun sport!

For more information and to sign up for this clinic, please contact Lauren Atherton: swanbrookec@gmail.com

Section 1 – Unmounted Clinic
August 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Wentworth Hunt Kennels in Lee, NH

RSVP to Lauren Atherton: swanbrookec@gmail.com

Participants take a tour of the kennels, meet our huntsman, hunt staff, and our hounds and learn about foxhunting. Following this section is a short oral exam given to each participant. Upon completion, pony club members earn a Fox Pin to be worn on the lapel and all participants earn a certificate for a free capping with Wentworth Hunt.

Please bring a chair and a lunch to this clinic, and wear clothing and shoes suitable for interacting with and walking our wonderful hounds!

Click here to learn more about this section of the USPC program, including the questions that will be part of the oral exam.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)

Section 2 – Mounted Hunt
August 17, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Green Acres Stables in Madbury, NH (or at another hunt by request)

RSVP to our Secretary: Secretary@WentworthHunt.org

Participants who completed the unmounted section may then participate in the mounted section: Riding in a hunt under the supervision of an adult hunt member. Upon completion, participants earn a foxhunting certificate and pony club members earn their USPC foxhunting pin.

Informal hunt attire please (click here to learn about attire). Lunch is included.

Click here to learn more about this section of the USPC program.

Click here to learn more about the Pony Club Foxhunting Recognition Program.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)


Learn-to-Hunt Clinic

Designed for junior riders, our Learn-to-Hunt Clinic teaches the ins and outs of fox hunting with the Wentworth Hunt Club! This clinic is a super way to introduce a pony or horse to being ridden in a group situation simulating the hunt. Participants ride with our hounds, huntsman, staff, and a very select group of experienced riders to ensure everyone has a safe and happy ride.

The clinic starts with a short lecture covering safety and etiquette after which riders go out and learn to ride in groups and common field situations experienced during the hunt. All jumping is optional. Any tack style and dress is appropriate for this introductory clinic (of course, all riders are required to wear certified helmets and hard-soled shoes with heels).

All participants will receive a complimentary voucher good for one capping to put it all into practice! A great follow-up to this clinic is our Children’s/Juniors’ Hunt, held in late August, which is specially tailored for our junior riders who also ride for free!


Hound and Kennel Clinic

This clinic provide an opportunity to learn about foxhounds, their training, and the management of their kennels. Our huntsman, Rachel Duffy, will provide information on how she trains and works with the hounds when she is on foot and in the saddle. Participants learn about the foxes and the whippers-in and how they help the hounds be successful during a hunt.

Pony Club members may use this clinic to satisfy one of the requirements for the USPC Foxhunting Recognition Program.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)