June 4, 2016 – The Foxhound Blues Night was the BEST PARTY EVER! Incredible (more…)
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. (more…)
Prescribed attire reflects the age-old traditions of our sport and contributes to the pageantry, which makes it such a memorable experience for us all. Foxhunting attire varies according to gender, seniority, and informal-versus-formal season. The following code of dress is acceptable, although the Masters always have the authority to require whatever degree of formality or informality suits the territory and the weather.
The 2016 Rocky Fork Headley Hunt ball was held on Friday, May 6 at The Darby House at Darby Dan Farm in Galloway Ohio, home of two Kentucky Derby winners. About 80 Rocky Fork members and guests ate, drank and danced the night away! (more…)
Because each of us brings with us our own set of riding skills and background, and because we want – above all – for you and your student’s riding experience with Rocky Fork Headley Hunt to be mutually enjoyable and safe, we require trainers and coaches to participate in a short fox-chasing course before bringing students and horses into the field.
Interested trainers and coaches may apply to participate in the half-day course that emphasizes rider/horse/hound safety and gives insight into the traditions and protocols of fox-chasing in general, as well as those specific to the Rocky Fork Headley Hunt. It includes mounted and unmounted phases and is held in conjunction with a regular club mounted hound-walk. Dates and times for the short course will be set on an ‘as needed’ basis, every effort will be made to make this course available to interested (but busy) trainers and coaches!
Following successful completion of this course, the coach/trainer may, with permission from a RFHH Master, school a student or horse during hound-walking, a “Ramble” or hunt. ~ Permission to school a student on a hunt day must be obtained from one of the Masters before the day of the hunt, capping fee will apply.
COST There is no fee to apply for or participate in this program, the fox-chasing ‘short course’, or for schooling during regular hound-walks or “Summer Ambles”. However – trainers, coaches and students attending a hunt as participants/guests of this program are assessed fees (“Capping Fees”) as follows:
|Schooling/Preparing the Riding Student||Trainers Cap Fee – waived*|
Student Cap Fee – $40.00**
|Schooling/Preparing the Horse||Trainer’s Cap Fee $40.00*|
*If a non-subscribing member of RFHH is coaching or training under this program, their normal 3 hunt annual limit is waived.
** The student may hunt a total of 3 times ONLY unless application for either subscribing or social membership is made.
For more information, please contact the Membership Chair, Stephanie Phillips, at 614-286-1744 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014, Dennis, at the time our new Rocky Fork Hunt historian inherited boxes of club memorabilia dating back to the mid 1930s. He selected the most interesting of our historical papers and photos and worked with the Columbus Metropolitan Library to get the materials archived. In addition he put together a fascinating slide show of our past hunt Masters. (more…)