North Hills Hunt Big Fun Weekend 2018

August 25 and 26, 2018

The North Hills Hunt is hosting Big Fun Weekend 2018 including:

  • Saturday
    • Beagle hunt and a lovely brunch in the country at Cedar Run, near Tipton, IA
    • Group trail ride at the same location following lunch
  • Sunday
    • Hunter pace at Catalpa Corner, near Iowa City, on Sunday, followed by brunch on site

New this year:

  • Discounted hunter pace pre-registration available
  • Dedicated time periods for different hunter pace speeds

You can participate in one event, two events, or make a weekend of it. Overnight stabling and camping is available at Catalpa Corner Horse Park, details below

Saturday August 25th

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 beagles and hounds)
1:30 Trailride through the spectacular Tipton country ($25 donation to NHH, please, for non-members. NHH members gratis.  (Join the hunt here!)

Group dinner location TBA
RSVP required by Tuesday August 21 for all Saturday events.

Sunday August 26th

Hunter Pace – a fundraiser for the North Hills Hunt, a 501c3 organization.

New This Year: Dedicated times for pace speeds.  This will allow the slow pacers to enjoy the scenery without a race passing through, and the fast pacers an uninterrupted gallop.

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Slow pace
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Medium pace
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Fast pace

Stabling/Camping

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.

Camping available at Catalpa Corner for $25 per night for Friday and/or Saturday night.  Camping reservations required, electric available, email Camie Stockhausen


Event Details Saturday

Beagle Hunt

(Saturday 11 a.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)

If you have ever wanted to learn about or 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. English or 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.  NHH is a 501c3 organization and donations are accepted with gratitude.)

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 pay for lunch ($7) or the afternoon trail ride ($25) with cash or check at lunchtime.

RSVP for the Beagle Hunt and brunch here.  Please contact Lyse Strnad for further information or directions to the hunt country Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Pleases print out, sign and bring a North Hills Hunt waiver to the event. 

Lunch

(Saturday 12:30 p.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)

$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.)

Trail Ride

(Saturday 1:30 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 fee to join the trail ride is a $25 donation in support of the North Hills Hunt, a 501c3 organization.. No fee is required 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.

RSVP for the Beagle Hunt, lunch and/or Trail Ride.  Please contact Lyse Strnad for further information and directions to the hunt country,   Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!


Event Details Sunday

Hunter Pace (A day of fun in the country!)
(Sunday 9 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 26, 2018. 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 are required. The riders ride in any or all gaits and try to match the secret pace set by 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.”  There are slow, medium and fast course times set.

A course will be marked with beginner novice and novice level fences, and all jumps are completely optional, just like on a hunt.

New This Year: Dedicated times for pace speeds.  This will allow the slow pacers to enjoy the scenery without a race passing through, and the fast pacers an uninterrupted gallop.

  • 9:00 – 10:00: Slow pace
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Medium pace
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Fast pace

Entries: $50 pre-registration for non-members, $40 pre-registration for members.  Day-of-event registration: $60 non-members, $50 members. Registration includes up to three, timed, hunter pace rounds; lunch with other fun horse people; and ribbons and prizes.

Your pre-entry is complete when you have completed the below form and sent a $50 check, made out to “NHH” to Camie Stockhausen, 57560 Highway 210, Cambridge, IA 50046-8583 is received. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Tuesday August 21, 2018.

In the event of cancellation, refunds to pre-registrants will be given upon request to Camie Stockhausen. Questions about weather or other concerns near the time of the event, please check our home page.

Directions to Catalpa Corner

Please direct questions not addressed on this page regarding Sunday’s events to Camie Stockhausen.

Directions to Catalpa Corner

IMG_4210We encourage everyone to bring lawn chairs and hang out to have lunch and to learn if they won an award or prize. It is a fun day in the country!

Tentative schedule: The park welcomes trailers as early as 7:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m.  Riders may mount their horses after their signed NHH and Catalpa Corner waivers have been presented to the secretary.

Directions to Catalpa Corner

North Hills Hunt and Catalpa Corner waivers

Entry form for discounted hunter pace pre-registration.  Hunter pace entry also available at the gate.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine and one of her boys

Jasmine and one of her boys

Jasmine in her hunting days, when she had four legs

Jasmine in her hunting days, when she had four legs

Jasmine was Handy‘s companion for a few years. Jasmine, unlike Handy, was an avid hunter. So avid that she was off hunting away from the pack when she got caught in a trap. She was missing for 13 days in a cold snowy February and finally turned up in a nearby town with a ruined hind foot. After leg amputation, she was adopted.

Jasmine sleeping amongst the toys

Jasmine sleeping amongst the toys

She lived with a family with two little boys who were less than a year old when she arrived. She learned house training quickly and became friends with the longhaired barn cat who would wait at the house door for Jasmine to come out in the morning.

She tolerated the toddlers and never chewed on the trains, blocks or rubber duckies that were scattered everywhere. She quickly became friends with Handy and lived to a very old age. The master would feed her handfuls of shrimp at hunt brunches because he loved her too.

Jasmine and her kitty

Jasmine and her kitty

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Jasmine enjoying some relaxation

 

Handy

NHH Handy

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I love to snuggle with my people and my kitty.

Walks with my boys are way fun.

Walks with my boys are way fun.

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My first night together with the boys

Hi!  I’m NHH Handy!  I am living my retirement with a fun couple who have two teenage boys!  They are all the greatest.  They take me on walks and love me a lot.  I always stay with them whether hiking or riding horses. They say I am so sweet and I have not had one “oops” in the house. I sure love those boys and they love me right back!

I love my crate!

I love my crate!

Some foxhounds look for retirement homes because they need a place to rest when they are older.  I just flat out didn’t really like to hunt, so I stayed with the riders in the field during hunts. That didn’t sit well with the other hounds, so the huntsman started looking for a new place for me to live when I was about 4 years old. With learning about my crate, my house training went fairly smoothly.  I love my crate and sleep in it at night in my people’s bedroom.

I like to go to soccer games and meet new friends and lie in the grass with them!

I like to go to soccer games and meet new friends and lie in the grass with them!

I’m not the first foxhound that my people have had.  When I first came, they had another retired foxhound, Jasmine, that lived with them too.  She showed me the ropes and lived out her days in happiness and with a grateful heart.  Before I came, when they had only her, she was so good that they wanted another one, and that’s me! They tell me all the time that I have a very kind, sweet personality.

Being the foxhunting ambassador at a baseball game.

Being the foxhunting ambassador at a baseball game.

I get to go to baseball and soccer games where I am joyously mobbed by small children who love to take me on walks. What fun!  I am so obedient and gentle on a leash that several people have asked who trained me! Trained me?  Nope, I am just a polite girl, thank you very much.  I am beloved by all who meet me!  I hope you’ll consider adopting a foxhound!

Here I am with my boys on a hike! Good fun!

Here I am with my boys on a hike! Good fun!