2023 New England Hunts Hunter Trials

October 15, Huntington Farm, South Strafford, Vermont

This prestigious competition has been held by the New England hunts since 1932, with the various hunts taking turns hosting the event.  In 2023 Green Mountain Hounds will again be sharing the responsibility with North Country Hounds, and we’re pleased to be using one the regions’ premier eventing venues.  While the Qualified Divisions (jumps ranging from 2’9” to 4’) are limited to active foxhunters riding their foxhunting horses, there is the same suite of Open Divisions available to everyone.  Obstacles (20-25 of them) are of natural design such as might be found at a hunt.   Hunt-specific challenges such a quick stop (Hold Hard) and a quick exit (Gone Away) will be included.  Each obstacle is judged from the perspective of easy and smooth execution.  Take advantage to ride this lovely venue with the friendliest people from all over New England. Come and have fun as North Country Hounds and Green Mountain Hounds reprise their presentation of the ancient and hoary (since 1932!) New England Hunts Hunter Trials.

All are welcome, even if you do not have a current hunt affiliation.

Lunch will be included” Fox Hunt Lunch 2023

Estimated schedule for the day

The Rules governing the competition may be seen here: NE Hunter trials 2023

Sign up for “Dinner and a Movie” on Saturday evening: Fox Hunt Dinner

Local accommodations:

Stabling is available at Hitching Post Farm, Royalton. They have a roster of BandB’s to recommend, close to their farm. Hitching Post
Round Robin farm, Tunbridge can sleep 12 with breakfast. Its the location for the dinner and movie. However no horse accommodation offered. Round Robin

Register here: Registration

Sign the waivers here: Waivers

Pay here with Paypal or venmo to greenmountainhounds.