August 19 and 20, 2017
The North Hills Hunt is hosting a Big Fun Weekend with a beagle hunt and a lovely brunch in the country on Saturday at Cedar Run. Following lunch will be a trail ride. Sunday will feature a hunter pace at Catalpa Corner followed by brunch on site. You can participate in one event, two events, or make a weekend of it. Overnight stabling is available.
Saturday August 19th
11:00 a.m. Beagle Hunt (cost-free, and a pleasant ride in beautiful country with the cutest beagles you have ever seen or heard. You won’t even believe it.)
- 12:30 lunch ($7 donation covers lunch, if you feel moved to donate more than that in gratitude for the day’s fun, your donation will help feed the beautiful NHH hounds)
- 1:30 Trailride through the spectacular Tipton country ($25 donation to NHH please for non-members, NHH members, gratis)
- Group dinner location TBA
Please RSVP for all Saturday events to Lyse Strnad
Sunday August 20th
Stabling available at Catalpa Corner for $25 per night for Friday and/or Saturday night. Bring your own shavings and strip stalls upon departure. Stabling reservations required, email Camie Stockhausen
(Saturday 11 a.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)
If you have ever wanted to learn about and try riding on a foxhunt in a controlled environment, a beagle hunt is for you!
Beagling is just plain good fun, and anyone who can ride a horse can do it. The beagles hunt at a slow pace and provide much entertainment with their antics. It is a very sociable time!
We hope anyone who can ride a horse in walk, trot and canter comes out and plays. Western tack appropriate and welcomed. Attire is casual. Helmet and hard-soled shoes required. We encourage riders to arrive around 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. start. A stirrup cup is provided before the hunt, and brunch to follow ($7 donation for brunch, please, anything more than that is gratefully accepted and will support the NHH hounds)
Riders will need to sign a North Hills Hunt waiver. Please print it out, sign it, and present it to the hunt secretary upon your arrival.
Please contact Lyse Strnad for further information, directions to the hunt country and to RSVP for the Beagle Hunt and brunch. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
(Saturday 2:00 p.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)
Come out and ride some of the loveliest property in eastern Iowa, with the most interesting group of fun-loving people you are likely ever to meet. Arrive early enough for the 12:30 lunch and meet like-minded people. We’ll ride the country at a relaxed pace, taking in the scenery, crossing streams and having fun.
The cost to join the trail ride is a $25 donation to help feed the North Hills Hounds. No fee for NHH members. Riders will need to sign a North Hills Hunt waiver. Please print it out, sign it, and present it to the hunt secretary upon your arrival.
Please contact Lyse Strnad for further information, directions to the hunt country and to RSVP for the Beagle Hunt, lunch and/or Trail Ride. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
(Sunday 10 a.m., Catalpa Corner Horse Park, Iowa City)
The North Hills Hunt is sponsoring a Hunter Pace at the spectacular Catalpa Corner Horse Park near Iowa City on Sunday August 20, 2017. A hunter pace is a fun competition where riders ride a marked course individually or in a group. There are jumps on the course, which are entirely optional. Attire is neat and casual, hard hat and hard soled shoes required. The riders ride in all gaits and try to match the secret pace set by some experienced fox hunt riders who included walk, trot and canter when they went around the course to set the pace. The idea is to simulate the pace of a typical day out hunting – thus the term “Hunter Pace.”
A course will be set up with BN and Novice level fences, and all jumps are completely optional, just like on a hunt. The fee for up to three trips around the course is $50 for non-members, $40 for NHH members.
Tentative schedule: Riders on course from 10-1, followed by lunch.