Clinics

Wentworth Hunt offers a variety of clinics to instruct, improve, and build the confidence and riding abilities of all riders, new, experienced, and everything in between. Our clinic opportunites vary from year to year. Take a look below to see some of the clinics we have offered in the past and may offer in the upcoming spring and summer months. Please heck 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.


Mounted Hunt Clinic

Wentworth Hunt’s mounted hunt clinic is for riders who are new to hunting or who have some hunt experience but want a bit of practice before joining a full hunt. This clinic is a great way to introduce yourself and your horse to the sport in a friendly, instructive environment. We start with a short lecture covering safety and etiquette. After which riders go out and practice exercises to simulate riding in groups and common field situations experienced during the hunt.

Immediately following the clinic is a scheduled Informal Hunt. All jumping is optional. Clinic attendees are encouraged to stay and actually ride out with the hounds and hunt fields to experience their first hunt. Lunch will be provided following the hunt. 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. Safefy first, people!


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!

(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)


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)