August 17 and 18, 2019
The North Hills Hunt is hosting Big Fun Weekend including:
- Trail Ride and a lovely brunch in the country at Cedar Run, near Tipton, IA
- Opportunity for another Trail Ride at the same location following lunch
- Lyse’s Wine Tasting Extravaganza in the evening
- Hunter pace at Catalpa Corner, near Iowa City, followed by brunch on-site
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 17th
11:00 a.m. Trail Ride (Free for members, $25 for non-members; a pleasant ride in beautiful country with like-minded people.)
12:30 lunch (Hosted by Drs. Lyse Strnad and Tom Leavenworth. If you feel moved to donate in support of the North Hills Hunt in gratitude for the day’s fun, your donation will help feed the beautiful NHH hounds)
1:30 Opportunity for another trail ride in the beautiful Tipton Country. $25 non-member fee covers both trail rides. (Join the hunt here!)
6:00 Lyse’s Wine Tasting Extravaganza – Cedar Run. Please bring an appetizer to share.
RSVP required by Tuesday August 17 for all Saturday events.
Sunday August 18th
Hunter Pace – a fundraiser for the North Hills Hunt, a 501c3 organization.
Dedicated time windows. 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
Brunch follows Pace, approximate serving time: 12:15 p.m.
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
(Saturday 11 a.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)
Come ride our beautiful eastern Iowa hunt country with a friendly group of horse enthusiasts! English or western tack is 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. Free for members, $25 for non-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 Trail Ride 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!
(Saturday 12:30 p.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)
Kindly hosted by Drs. Lyse Strnad and Tom Leavenworth. Please bring an appetizer to share. If you feel moved to donate in support of the North Hills Hunt in gratitude for the day’s fun, your donation will help feed the beautiful NHH hounds. NHH is a 501c3 organization.
(Saturday 1:30 p.m., Cedar Run, Tipton)
Another trail ride will go out at 1:30 p.m. if there is interest.
The fee to join either or both of the trail rides is a $25 donation in support of the North Hills
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 18. 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.
The event will have 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
Brunch follows Pace, approximate serving time: 12:15 p.m.
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 ($40 for NHH members), made out to “NHH” to Camie Stockhausen, 57560 Highway 210, Cambridge, IA 50046-8583 is received. Mailed entries must be RECEIVED by Tuesday August 13.
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 Facebook page.
Please direct questions not addressed on this page regarding Sunday’s events to Camie Stockhausen.
We 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.
North Hills Hunt and Catalpa Corner waivers
Entry form for discounted hunter pace pre-registration. Hunter pace entry also available at the gate.