You can actually try hunting before you become a member of North Hills Hunt! You need to be a guest of a member so that you can have a guide for the day. If you do not know a member of North Hills Hunt, you may contact MFH Jay Stockhausen, who will be happy to help or match you up with someone who can. If you have English tack and attire – that’s great, but don’t let clothes and saddle types stop you from coming out for the day! Minimum requirements are a hard hat (helmet) and heeled shoes.
Guests are allowed three “caps” (guest appearances at a hunt) per lifetime, at a fee of $75* per hunt. Guest capping is allowed at all but Opening and Closing Hunts and Joint meets.
Capping fees may be applied to the fee to upgrade to full membership status.
Before the hounds move off, capping fees and a signed waiver should be presented to the Honorary Secretary in a sealed envelope. The outside of the envelope should state name, date and the name of the NHH sponsor.
*If capping fee is not paid prior to start of hunt, then capping fee is $100.
If you have maxed out your three caps and you’re ready to join, there are several membership options! Not only is the per-event price very low, but NHH is a 501(c)(3) organization. That’s right, savvy friends, any dues payment over $300 and all other donations to NHH are tax deductible.
More good news, NHH offers a deal for prospective members who have not previously been members of an MFHA-recognized hunt – Introductory membership!
Patron Family Introductory – First year of membership for a married couple with or without dependents or an individual and dependents – $450
Patron Individual Introductory – First year of membership for a single unmarried person with no dependents – $350
Student Introductory – First year for full-time students under 23 years old. May not be extended to spouse, dependents or other household members. – $250
Basic – Social membership. May pay to cap at $60* per hunt in 5 hunts per year – $300
Affiliate – For full riding members of another MFHA-recognized hunt – $300
Stable Professional – For full time professionals employed by boarding or training facilities that are owned or leased by a current North Hills Hunt member – $300
*If capping is not paid prior to start of hunt, then fee is $100.
The membership fiscal year runs 8/1 to 7/31, but you can join anytime by using our quick, online membership application form.