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Hunt Ball Inanda Club 2019-04-13

To book email Pauline

or phone her on 011 884 1414

The Rand Hunt Ball is held each year to mark the end of the hunt season. 

The dress code is very formal with many of our gentlemen members and some guests wearing white tie and tails and the rest wearing 'black tie'. Most of the ladies will wear glamorous ball gowns. This is a special and unique occasion that always turns into a party lasting into the early hours of the morning.
The Ball offers a full evening of entertainment and fun that is unique to this celebration of the end of the season with all the traditional events of a Hunt Ball taking place. 

The Rand Hunt Ball

Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Sandton

Saturday 13th April 2019

The arrival time is 6.30 for 7.00pm.

This is a brief outline of what to expect (as well as a few surprises along the way)
Stirrup cup on arrival.

This is a special concoction served in a sherry size glass that is traditionally offered to the riders before a morning's hunt. Weather permitting, the guests enjoy the evening outside over looking the polo field. The cash bar will be open for pre-dinner drinks.
A hound parade and display on the polo field
A selection of 10 of our top hounds are brought to the club and are paraded on leads on the polo field. A 'line' (the artificial scent trial) is laid around the field and the hunt master will set them off to find and follow the scent trail as display of their tracking skills - even in the dark.
Dinner is announced at 8.00pm

A horn call announces dinner is ready and the guests enter the ballroom and take their seats. A three or four course dinner is served, showcasing By Word of Mouth's culinary skills.
Toast to hounds
This is a serious note of gratitude to the focus of our sport - the hounds and is a very traditional sign of respect, generally delivered by someone very close to the hound pack, in our case our joint master and huntsman.
Awards

We do announce some awards in the evening, but this is kept fairly short as we realise it is not that meaningful to all the guests. We do however call to the floor all the 'Subscribers of the Rand Hunt' as a group to be acknowledged by a round of applause for these members' contribution to the club.

Live band and dancing
The band booked for the 2018 Hunt Ball is the ever popular Havana Gas

Horn blowing competition

It looks and sounds simple, but blowing the hunting horn is very difficult. This is always entertaining with someone always surprising us with his or her skills at replicating the demonstrated hunt calls. Prizes are awarded to the best two or three horn blowers.
Midnight gallop

Basically a conga line lead by our field master around the ballroom and outside. The party continues before and after this tradition.
Ladies can can competition

Very popular with the ladies and of course the gentlemen. Prizes are awarded to the best two or three ladies.
Breakfast (1.30am)

To keep everyone's energy going an early morning breakfast is served.
Dancing 'till late!

And the party continues

R900.00 (inc VAT) per person
Book now with Pauline Butler

011 884 1414

Hunt Calendar

16 Dec 2018 8 Rose Road  Cap R300 adults, R150 juniors, R300 per car following 
23 Dec 2018 Riversands  Cap Fee Adults R300, juniors R150, R300 per car following 
26 Dec 2018 Boxing Day Inanda CountryBase  Cap Fee: R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car 
30 Dec 2018 Hound Exercise Kennels ICB   
06 Jan 2019 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R250, Juniors R100, Cars R250 
13 Jan 2019 Walkerville  Cap Fee R250 adults, R150 juniors, R250 per car 
20 Jan 2019 8 Rose Road  Adults R300, juniors R150, Cars R300 
27 Jan 2019 Inanda Gate Polo Fields  Adults R300, juniors R150, R300 per car following  
03 Feb 2019 Astley Manor Scheerpoort  R250 adults, R100 juniors, cars R250 
10 Feb 2019 Jazz Breakfast Meet, ICB  R350 adults, R 200 Inanda Club members, R200 juniors, R350 per car 
17 Feb 2019 Riversands  Cap Fee Adults R300, juniors R150, R300 per car following 
24 Feb 2019 Fortress, Frankfort  Cap Fee R250 adults, R150 juniors, R250 per car 
03 Mar 2019 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R250, Juniors R100, Cars R250 
10 Mar 2019 Kennels Meet, ICB  Cap fee R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car following. 
17 Mar 2019 Ruffel's Drift  Cap Fee R300 adults, R150 Juniors, R300 per car  
24 Mar 2019 Fairview Farm, Vrede, Free State  Book accommodation and trucking with Margie Marshall. Cap Fee R250, Juniors R150. 
31 Mar 2019 Closing Meet ICB  R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car  
13 Apr 2019 Hunt Ball Inanda Club  Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Sandton 
02 Aug 2019 AGM  Inanda Country Base Clubhouse