This will be the 88th season for our club, "Riding to Hounds" in the manner that has been traditional for several centuries. Our members, who come from as far north as Dundalk and as far south as Caledon, look forward to our two or three weekly outings on horseback, following hounds and enjoying the social get together afterward.
We must thank our many landowners who grant us permission to cross their land and without
whom, we could not pursue our passion. All landowners are invited to our annual Puppy Show and other events and also to any social gathering on days we are in their area. These take place either immediately after we are finished riding or in many cases, are in the early evening at a members house or a space rented for the occasion. They are very informal and the idea is to enjoy the company, food and perhaps a drink or two!
Over the years, new people come out with us and experience the thrill of riding cross country behind hounds. We generally have three groups; a fast, jumping field, a fast to moderate non-jumping field, and a more leisurely group. The slower group is led by an experienced person who will allow the group to have fun but not go over any jumps or, go too fast. The faster group keeps up with hounds, goes over jumps, through streams, ditches and most other obstacles that get in the way. This way, the day can be enjoyed by novice and accomplished riders, young and old, whether on an experienced horse or not.
If you are looking for a non-competitive fun filled day out, let us know. For those that do come out, a high proportion are immediately taken with the camaraderie, the horsemanship and the privilege of riding across private lands that would otherwise probably be inaccessible.
With thanks to all our supporters,