Hunt with Us

Wentworth Hunt has three seasons: Spring informal, May through mid-June, Fall Informal, mid-August through the end of September, and Fall Formal, October and November, with our hunt year ending on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We hunt on Wednesdays and Saturdays at various locations around the New Hampshire seacoast and southern Maine. Hunts ride out at 10:00 am; riders should be on and ready to join the pre-hunt mounted meeting by 9:45. Please check out our calendar for a list of our hunts and events. We hunt in most weather, but if we must cancel or make a change to the hunt, we will post information on the top of our home page by 7am on hunt day.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)

If you have any questions about the hunt or wish to join as a guest or member in 2020, please contact our Hunt Secretary Sarah Jacobson at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org or please feel free to contact Masters Daun DeFrance, Sue Levy, Marilyn Mariano or Linda Fernald.

For our 2020 Membership Form, please click here.

If you are new to hunting, please consult the Etiquette and Attire information and review Wentworth Hunt’s Courtesies in the Field.


Capping

Cappers are non-member guests of the hunt. You may cap up to three times per year. Capping fees may be applied to membership dues (what a deal!). Please contact our Hunt Secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org at least 24 hours before the hunt to let us know that you will be capping. Our 2020 capping fees are:

$30 Spring Season (May-June)
$45 Fall Informal Season (August – September)
$50 Formal Season (October – November)
$20 Juniors (25 years old and younger)

We respectfully ask that all guests complete our release forms and pay their capping fees online at least 24 hours before attending a hunt. Click here to do so (capping fees will of course be reimbursed in the very rare case we cancel the hunt).


Membership Types

Full Membership: $535*
Hunt every hunt. Eligible for year-end awards. Earn Colors and Buttons. Horses may earn their Qualified Hunt Horse certificate by hunting at least 14 hunts in the calendar year. (*Price includes optional $35 membership to MFHA.)

Patron Membership: $660*
Privileges of a Full Membership plus you may bring a guest to each hunt. An individual guest can only hunt 3 times before they are requested to join. (*Price includes optional $35 membership to MFHA.)

Associate Membership: $300
Eligible to hunt 12 times in the calendar year (Spring Informal, Fall Informal, or Fall Formal Season). Not eligible for Colors, Buttons, or Hunt Horse certificate. Associate Membership can be upgraded to a Full Membership for an additional $200.

Junior Membership: $175
Juniors are 25 years old and under. Hunt every hunt. Eligible for Qualified Hunt Horse certificate. Not eligible for Colors or Buttons.

Family Membership: $935*
Privileges of a Full Membership for 2 spouses and 1 junior (age < 26) living at home. (*Price includes optional $35 membership to MFHA.)

Patron Family Membership: $1060*
Privileges of a Family Membership plus you may bring a guest to each hunt. An individual guest can only hunt 3 times before they are requested to join. (*Price includes optional $35 membership to MFHA.)

Social Membership: $50
For our friends that do not ride, but are interested in participating in other Hunt activities and being part of the club.

Half of dues must be paid in order to begin hunting in the spring. If you are paying half dues, please include the full $35 MFHA membership fee with your first half payment (MFHA membership is optional).  The balance is due at the beginning of the fall informal season.


2020 Membership and Capping

New for 2020, all forms and payment are online. It’s quick, simple and fun! Of course, if the internet is not really your idea of fun, we are here to help! Send an email to our wonderful secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org and she will be happy to help.

In order to be paper-free and limit physical contact with documents for the safety of our staff, we ask that that before coming to any meet, all members and guests fill out all forms and pay membership or capping fees online at least 24 hours before attending a hunt. (See below for links.)

Cappers: Please contact our secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org at least 24 hours before hunting with us.

Thank you and we look forward to hunting with you!

Membership Form
Please click here to complete your 2020 Wentworth Hunt Membership Form online.

Membership Dues and Capping Fees
New for 2020, pay for your membership dues or capping fee online! Simply click here to pay online (please note: payment includes 3% credit card processing fee).

Release Forms
Members and guests (aka cappers) need to complete our release forms before attending a hunt activity. Please click here to complete the 2020 release forms online. Also please click here to complete the Garrison House release form for 2020.


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.