INTRODUCTION TO FOXHUNTING CLINIC
Sponsored by THE ARAPAHOE HUNT PONY CLUB and THE ARAPAHOE HUNT
September 15-17 – Arapahoe Hunt Range – 34600 E. Quincy Ave., Watkins, CO 80137
OPENING DATE: August 3
CLOSING DATE: September 8 — EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 10
Free hunting on Sunday 9/17 for registrants and additional free capping coupon included with every entry!
Clinic Registration Fees:
- Pony Club member registration – $25
- Arapahoe Hunt member registration – $75
- Non-member registration – $100
- Stabling – $25/night
- RV electric/water Hookup – $35/night per family
- Camp at Fairgrounds in your trailer (no hookups) – $20/night per family
- Camp at Arapahoe Range – FREE! (sorry no stabling is available at the Range)
Please use the “Donate” button below to make your total registration payment via credit card (you do not need a Paypal account to use this feature). Or, send checks to: AHPC, 47047 Fraser Fir Circle, Parker CO 80138
How to register: Use online registration form at the bottom of this page.
The Arapahoe Hunt Pony Club would like to invite you to our Second Annual Introduction to Foxhunting Clinic! We hope this clinic will encourage riders of all ages to come learn about foxhunting. The curriculum will include riding clinics by hunt trainer Jennifer Rogers, trail rides, kennel tours, hound exercise, educational lectures by Dr. Beeman and hunt staff, Sunday hunting, and lots of fun! Clinics will be split by experience level so there will be something for everyone. Want to start with the basics? Need to get that green horse out on the range? Want to conquer that coop? Come join us.
This is a rare opportunity to trail ride, explore our hunt territory, and school terrain and jumps. Adults and juniors are welcome. Come for part or come for all!
PONY CLUB MEMBERS: We are very grateful to have received a grant from the Rocky Mountain Region Endowment Fund to offset the majority of the clinic costs for Pony Club members. For all juniors, we will have volunteer adult riders to accompany junior riders if needed.
INVITE A FRIEND!
This is a perfect time to bring a non-hunting friend (or green horse) to try foxhunting in a fun, pressure-free environment.
SLEEP IN (a little)!
Stabling and RV hookups will be available at the nearby Arapahoe County Fairgrounds on a first come, first served basis, to make those early morning rides a little easier. Camp out with friends and have a great time. (Tents are not recommended due to wildlife in the area.) If you would like to reserve these, please select options on your registration form and include payment with your registration. Sorry, the Fairgrounds do charge for camping on site — so if you are cheap like me, you are welcome to camp at the Arapahoe Range for free.
Outdoor pens – $25/night per stall (bring your own bedding and strip stalls upon leaving please)
RV hookups – $35/night per family
Camping at fairgrounds (no hookups) – $20/night per family
Camping at the Range – FREE
For clinic: Helmet, boots with heel
For hunting on Sunday: Informal/ratcatcher attire, or as close as you are able to get. Read about attire here.
Non-hunt members should wear USPC or USEA medical armbands
Protective vests are welcome/encouraged but not required (for both clinic and hunting)
AUDITING: Non-riding auditors are welcome and FREE, no need to RSVP, just show up! If you are not an Arapahoe Hunt member and would like to hunt with us on Sunday, just pay a $40 capping fee to our Field Secretary Sunday morning. Non-riders are invited to follow the hunt by car.
VOLUNTEERS: Arapahoe Hunt members not participating in the clinic are encouraged to volunteer and ride with us, especially for Friday trail ride, Saturday hound exercise, and Sunday hunting ambassadors. Please email Elizabeth Gillmor at email@example.com to volunteer. AH members who wish to participate in Saturday’s clinic with Jennifer Rogers should do regular registration.
Directions: From E-470/Quincy, head east on Quincy for 7 miles. At about the 7 mile mark you will see a factory on your left and to the north of Quincy. On the right or to the south of Quincy you will see a green iron gate. Proceed south thru the green iron gate and over the cattle guard and go about 6/10ths mile to the kennels.
For questions or to *VOLUNTEER* please contact Elizabeth Gillmor at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 303-619-0091
– 1:30 pm – Arrive at the Range, go to the Clubhouse to sign our release form.
– 2:30 pm – Trail ride, walk/trot, led by Dr. Marvin Beeman. This will introduce riders to our hunt territory and get horses accustomed to riding in large groups.
– 5 pm – Dinner at the Clubhouse provided by AHPC
– 6 pm – Kennel Tour by professional Whipper-In, Cary Meyer
– 7 pm – Home (Trailer to Arapahoe County Fairgrounds for overnight stabling and camping)
– 7:30 am – Hound exercise (be mounted and ready to go at 7:30)
– 9:30 am – Brunch provided by AHPC, feed hounds, Lecture in the Clubhouse by Dr. Beeman
– Noon-2 pm – Stock tie tying lesson with Lorena
– Noon-6 pm – Split into groups for riding/jumping clinics (groups split by experience)
– When you aren’t riding: Visit Lorena’s stock tie lesson, shop at the tack swap, and audit the other riding groups
– 6 pm – Dinner at the Clubhouse by AHPC, lecture by Cortni Ward on Field Etiquette and Safety Procedures
– 7 pm – Home (Trailer to Fairgrounds for stabling/camping)
– 7 am – Autumn Hunt! Hunt Ambassadors will be available to accompany our participants.
– 11 am – Hunt breakfast by Arapahoe Hunt members