June 25, 2016 was the perfect day and Redtail Ridge Farm the perfect host for the 2nd Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Benefit Horse Show to help support our hounds. There were hunt-themed classes for all ages from leadline to adult, class options for non-jumping and jumping riders (18” to 3’) and even some mounted games such as a carrot race and “pass the flask”. Spectators enjoyed a beautiful view of the two hunt courses and enjoyed refreshments served from the VIP tent.
Members of recognized fox hunts earned points in the hunt team challenge competition. This year Rocky Fork Headley Hunt reclaimed the coveted Walter Jeffrey Challenge Cup from the Miami Valley Hunt who won it in 2015.
Everyone present had the opportunity to participate in the Silent Auction where about 150 items were up for bid. Many but not all were horsey – clothing, tack, home decorations, blacksmith and lesson packages and vacation trips. Almost everyone went home with something. The event closed with a lovely dinner under the VIP tent.
If you missed the event this year, and you want a taste of being a competitor, check out John McKean’s GoPro video of the Qualified Handy Hunters Class.
Hope to see you on course next year!