Burwell Fall Invitational

Wednesday through Sunday, October 2020; Burwell, Nebraska

Welcome MFHA Performance Trial!

Please join us for a celebration of the foxhunting life at the 2019 NHH Burwell Spring Foxhunting Invitational

Schedule of Events*:

Wednesday, October 2

1:00 – Hunt, Packard’s country – Ratcatcher attire

NHH hounds to hunt

No host evening- enjoy dinner in burwell at one of the restaurants or bars

Thursday, October 3

11:00 – Hunt, Fox Tail Farm – Ratcatcher attire

Joint pack- NHH/Belle Meade

Tailgate with appetizers and drinks hosted by The Farm At Butterflat Creek

No host evening – enjoy dinner in Burwell at one of the restaurants or bars

Friday, October 4

Off day – no hunting

Trail ride @ 11 from Fox Tail Farm

Or golf, shop, etc.

Evening: Judges meeting- 6 p.m., Rodeo Grounds Building

Welcome party 6:30- 8 p.m., Rodeo Grounds Building

Fly over Band, 8 p.m., 83 Grand Event Center – open to the public

Saturday, October 5

Performance Trials – Formal Attire (colors are welcome)

10:00 – Hunt, Packard’s country

Box lunch provided

Results and ribbons from 1st day of trials

6:30 – 9 p.m. cocktail party at matranga’s with heavy appetizers

Sunday, October 6

Performance trials – Formal Attire (colors are welcome)

9:00 – Hunt, Fox Tail Farm

Noon- Lunch provided

1:00 results & ribbons for weekend


Lodging Information


  • Twenty-five RV/Trailer Hook-ups are available at the Burwell Rodeo Grounds for $15 per night.  Each hookup includes a 110/50/30 amp source with water.  A public facility is also available on site with men’s and women’s showers and restrooms.
  • First come with deposit, first served – indicate on electronic registration form, reserve and secure with your deposit.


Riding: $125

Package includes:

  • Horse boarding for one horse
  • Hunting
  • Brunches
  • Parties
  • Hay and Shavings available for purchase

Second horse, same rider: $40

Riders aged 13-18 years: $75

Riders under 12 years: $25

Non-Riding: $50

Package includes:

  • Hunt car-following (Please contact Sam Matranga by voice or text at (402) 679-6212 for car-following details and arrangements.
  • Brunches
  • Parties

Entry fee per hunt for the MFHA Performance Trial: $100


Stabling is provided at the Rodeo grounds and is on a first-come, first-served basis for fully-registered participants.  Please have current health papers and proof of negative coggins test within the last year.


Online registration is now open.  Registration deadline is Wednesday September 25.

Reservation is complete when three criteria are met:

Kindly make checks for full payment to “NHH” and mail, along with signed and dated waiver, to:

Bre Orsborn
Attn: Burwell
17534 Whippoorwill Road
Missouri Valley, IA 51555


Refunds less $50 office fee will be granted for individual withdrawal before Wednesday, September 25.  After September 25, no refund for individual withdrawal.  In the unlikely event of meet cancellation, full refunds will be granted.


Invitational Hunt Coordinator
Bre Orsborn
Attn: Invitational Hunt
17534 Whippoorwill Road
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
(402) 657-5566

MFH Luke Matranga