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 Clinic
July 31 – August 1: Click Here to Register

On Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, Booli Selmayr returns for another amazing cross country clinic! Booli, an acclaimed clinician, trainer, and CCI 4* rider, will create a clinic specially designed to improve riders’ success and confidence on cross country. This clinic is for riders of all levels and is 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 previous years, 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!

Schedule:
The clinic is divided into two days, the first being focused on skills needed in the hunt field, and the second focused on riding XC for eventing. Participants can enter for one day or both days depending on interest. Please know that both days are open to all riders, regardless of whether or not they are foxhunters or eventers!

Saturday July 31st: Foxhunting
8:00-9:30 Foxhunting Group – Hilltop
9:30-11:00 Foxhunting Group – Staff
11:00-12:30 Foxhunting Group – Young Horses
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Foxhunting Group – Second Field
2:30- 4:00 Foxhunting Group – First Field
Sunday, August 1st: Eventing
8:00-9:00 Lecture for all participants
9:00-10:30 Eventing – Beginner Novice
10:30-12:00 Eventing – Young Horses
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Eventing – Novice
2:30- 4:00 Eventing Group – Novice/Training

Location:
Rest and Be Thankful Farm
74 Old North Berwick Road
Lyman, ME 04002

This year, our clinic with Booli will be held at wonderful Rest and Be Thankful Farm! Rest and Be Thankful is one of our premier hunt locations and a member favorite due to it’s wonderful footing, great terrain and wide variety of jumps and obstacles. In this incredible environment, riders will:

  • Learn to ride in better balance with their horses
  • Gain confidence riding at speed over varied terrain
  • Improve the ability of horse and rider to jump on cross country
  • Build skills that keep the rider and horse safe in a new environment

Registration
Click here to register for this amazing clinic! If you have any question or trouble with registration, please contact our secretary at: Secretary@WentworthHunt.org. She will be very happy to help you!


Spring Foxing Internship: 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:
Are you interested in learning more about foxing? This spring, Wentworth Hunt is offering Foxing Internships to members and non-members. Instruction and guidance will be given to any interested parties on Spring Roading mornings, 10:00am on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 15th through the end of June (weather permitting). Come learn 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 or to sign up for a Foxing Internship, please contact our secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)