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2017-11-04
Patterson Cup Party

Hunt Ball Inanda Club 2018-04-21

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 21st April 2018

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 2017 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

R850.00 (inc VAT) per person
Book now with Pauline Butler

011 884 1414

Hunt Calendar

04 Nov 2017 Patterson Cup Party  ICB Clubouse 
05 Nov 2017 Bye Day, Inanda Country Base  Meet at the kennels on ICB 
12 Nov 2017 Bye Day, Inanda Country Base  Access will be diffcult from Maple. Meet at the kennels on ICB. Click for details. 
19 Nov 2017 Highlands, Van Reenen  This will be our first 'away weekend' this season. 
26 Nov 2017 Opening Meet  Meet at the Bowl arena on Inanda Country Base. 
03 Dec 2017 Childrens Meet  Inanda Country Base 
10 Dec 2017 Palmiet- fontein R548 near Nigel  Cap Fee R250 Adults, Juniors R100, Car followers R250 
17 Dec 2017 8 Rose Road  Cap R300 adults, R150 juniors, R300 per car following 
26 Dec 2017 Boxing Day Inanda CountryBase  Cap Fee: R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car 
31 Dec 2017 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Come hunt with us on Old Year's Day! 
07 Jan 2018 Riversands  Cap Fee Adults R300, juniors R150, R300 per car following 
21 Jan 2018 8 Rose Road  Adults R300, juniors R150, Cars R300 
28 Jan 2018 Astley Manor Scheerpoort  R250 adults, R100 juniors, cars R250 
04 Feb 2018 Ruffel's Drift  Cap Fee R300 adults, R150 Juniors, R300 per car  
11 Feb 2018 Kennels Meet, ICB  Cap fee R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car following. 
18 Feb 2018 Jazz Breakfast Meet, ICB  R350 adults, R 200 Inanda Club members, R200 juniors, R350 per car 
25 Feb 2018 Fortress, Frankfort  Cap Fee R250 adults, R150 juniors, R250 per car 
04 Mar 2018 Riversands  Cap Fee Adults R300, juniors R150, R300 per car following 
11 Mar 2018 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R250, Juniors R100, Cars R250 
18 Mar 2018 Fairview Farm, Vrede, Free State  Book accommodation and trucking with Margie Marshall. Cap Fee R250, Juniors R150. 
25 Mar 2018 Closing Meet ICB  R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car  
21 Apr 2018 Hunt Ball Inanda Club  Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Sandton 
03 Aug 2018 AGM  Inanda Country Base Clubhouse