Blackberry Farm

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Blackberry Farm Foxhunting 2015-16

The ritual and sport of mounted foxhunting is steeped in tradition and thrilling to both riders and spectators. Screaming hounds and thundering hooves combine to create the ultimate extreme equestrian experience. It is said, “when the hounds go out, your brains fall out,” and truly, while involved, you will think of nothing else! Hunters become one with nature and totally caught up in the excitement and adventure of this great sport. At Blackberry, our team provides an opportunity for guests to learn protocol, etiquette and the culture of the hunt in a spirit of camaraderie and fun. Our weekend begins with a seminar entitled “Passion of the Hunt” wherein participants interact with the Master, huntsman and hounds and have an opportunity for questions in a casual setting. Riders meet their mounts and are prepared to follow hounds. Each of our four weekends is a bit different, with a variety of ceremony, dining and hunting experiences offered. Try your hand at falconry or foot hunting. Meet the people and animals that have made the hunt a lasting tradition for centuries. You will LOVE it!

 

Blackberry Farm Opening Hunt, November 19-22, 2015

Thursday, November 19, Opening Dinner 6 PM

Friday, November 20, Hunt Seminar, Birch Board Room at 9:30 AM,

Hunter Pace Ride 1:30 PM, Blackberry Stables

Saturday, November 21, Blackberry Farm Opening Meet and Blessing of Hounds at Three Sisters 10 AM, followed by Hunt Breakfast at Blackberry Farm

 

Falcons and Foxhounds, January 22-24, 2016

Friday, January 22, Hunt Seminar 9:30 AM, Birch Board Room,

Hunter Pace Ride 1:30 PM, Blackberry Stables

Saturday, January 23, Group Falconry at 10 AM followed by Hunt Breakfast, Private Falconry sessions available, 3 PM

Sunday, January 24, Foxhunt at Bakers Creek, 11AM

 

Bunny Ho, Tally Ho!, February 19-21, 2016

Friday, February 19, Hunt Seminar 9:30 AM, Birch Board Room,

Hunter Pace Ride 1:30 PM, Blackberry Stables

Saturday, February 20, Rabbit Hunting with a celebrated foot pack at 10 AM followed by Hunt Breakfast

Sunday, February 21, Foxhunt at Bakers Creek, 11AM

 

Blackberry Farm Closing Hunt, March 11-12, 2016

Friday, March 11, Hunt Seminar 9:30 AM, Birch Board Room,

Hunter Pace Ride 1:30 PM, Blackberry Stables

Saturday, March 12, Foxhunt at Bakers Creek, 10 AM

Masters Dinner 7:30 PM, The Barn, Blackberry Farm

 

For details, contact Carla Hawkinson, Master of Foxhounds

Equestrian Program Manager

865-738-3712 Stables chawkinson@blackberryfarm.com