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Glenmore Foxhunting Clinic

           Sunday September 8, 2019                             Bonnie Doon Farm                   2190 Battlefield Rd, Grottoes, VA

Three Flights Available:
First Flight: Able to walk, trot, canter and jump up to 3 feet
Second Flight: Able to walk, trot, canter and jump logs
Third Flight: (Also known as Hilltoppers) Able to walk, trot, and brief canter

All participants will receive a capping certificate for the upcoming hunt season! 

                      

                                                                                             On-line Pre-Registration Required                                                                                                  Adults: $60.00 - Juniors (17 & under) $30.00
                                                                                    (Space is limited so be sure and register early)                                                                                     9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Learn the ins and outs of fox hunting with the Glenmore Hunt. This clinic is a great way to introduce your horse to being ridden in a group situation simulating the hunt as well as an introduction to hounds. Suitable for adult and junior riders who can walk, trot and canter their horse with control, ideally in a group setting. This is the place to start for people who want to learn the basics of foxhunting. It is also a very good place to introduce a horse to the sights, sounds and dynamics of foxhunting. Those who have fox hunting experience can also polish up their hunting skills at the clinic. All participants will receive a complimentary cap certificate good for one capping to put it all into practice!

If you have never ridden to hounds before, those antique hunt prints that have adorned walls throughout history are about to take on a whole new meaning. For most people, a brisk morning, fresh horses, and baying hounds are indeed a life changing experience. We hope it will be for you. Stand forewarned, however, no matter what your riding discipline, it can be addictive!

Contact: Brenda Simmons (MFH)

540.292.8498   Brenda.foxhunt.Simmons@gmail.com

Tentative schedule
8:00 am – Gate open, check-in (waivers signed, copy of coggins if not sent)
9:00 am – Mounted welcome & introductions. (Brief talk on safety and etiquette.)
9:30 am – Review of riding skills for verification of flights
*1st flight – able to walk, trot, cantor, jump up to 3 feet
*2nd flight – able to walk, trot, cantor (able to jump up to 2 feet)
*3rd flight – able to walk, trot, brief cantor
* All flights should be in control of mount, will be in open field(s) & woods
10:30 am – Mid morning 15-minute water break
10:45 am – Riding/practicing in flights
11:45 am – Untack
12:00 Noon – Lunch break – BYO bag lunch and lawn chair
Shop talks (Terminology, hunt horn calls, etc.)
1:00 pm – Tack-up, remount & join your flight
1:15 pm - Mock hunt
2:30 pm – Questions and Answers
3:00 pm – Clinic end

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