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A Gentle Intro to Hunting 2019-08-25

Sunday 25th August, Inanda Country Base

The Rand Hunt has scheduled a special mounted hound exercise designed to introduce riders and their horses, who have not hunted before, to the fun of hunting. Come and introduce your new or young horse to the hounds and to being part of a field of horses. This will be a perfect opportunity to introduce you and/or your horse to the great sport of drag-hunting. Booking is essential as we can only accommodate a limited amount of riders.

We will assemble behind the arena grandstand at 8.30am for 8.45am. Experienced members of the Rand Hunt will be there to meet you. The field master for the exercise will collect your cap fee and take you through guidelines for safe riding in a group of horses. At 9.00am the field master will take the field to the kennels to meet the hounds as well as our regular walkers and their domestic dogs.

The walkers will then set off with the hounds and dogs and the field master will take the field at a trot on a route through Inanda Country Base, planned to include small inviting non-compulsory jumps. This will give everyone the opportunity to experience moving and jumping in a group at a slow and controlled pace.

The riders will then meet up with the hounds and walkers at their halfway break. Thereafter a mounted huntsman and whipper-in, will take the hounds on a short circuit with field master and riders following close behind. Once all hounds are returned to the halfway "check", the walkers and riders will proceed back to kennels.

If you have always wanted to come hunting but have been too nervous to try it or if you have a young horse that needs to be introduced to the concept of moving with a group of horses, this is perfect for you.

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Date: Sunday 25th August
Time: 8.30 for 8.45am
Place: Inanda Country Base, behind the arena grandstand.
Dress: Hard hat and proper riding footwear are essential.
Cost: R250 (no charge for Hunt members, associates and ICB baiters)

The field size is limited and booking is essential.
Please book with Margie Marshall

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