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Rand Hunt Banquet 2021-04-10

A new event is planned to replace the Rand Hunt Ball this year. The cost of the traditonal Ball has become prohibitive, so we will try an experiment to present a formal dinner in its place. The same traditional events normally enjoyed at the Ball, but structured around smaller numbers.

The Rand Hunt Banquet will be a formal dinner with all the traditions of the event to mark the end of the Hunt season. The dress code is very formal and the gentlemen members are encouraged to wear white tie and tails or at least the formal attire known as 'black tie'. The ladies should wear their most glamorous gowns to give the evening the sense of grandeur it deserves. This is a special and unique occasion should turn into a most enjoyable party.
The banquet, in addition to a very special dinner, will offer a full evening of entertainment and fun that is unique to this celebration at the end of the season. [SEM]
The Rand Hunt Banquet
Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Sandton

Saturday 10th April 2021

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 diningroom and take their seats. [SEM]A splendid three course dinner [SEM]will be served, [SEM]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.

The annual awards are presented during the dinner. These include the Hunt of the Season, Horse of the Season and the Best Turned Out. [SEM]
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

No Hunt celebration is complete without the traditional gallop parade.
Ladies can can competition
Very popular with the ladies and of course the gentlemen. Prizes are awarded to the best two or three ladies.

R550 [SEM](inc VAT) per person
Book now with Pauline Butler

011 884 1614

Hunt Calendar

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08 Nov 2020 Bye Day, Kennels ICB  Inanda Country Base 
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21 Nov 2020 Patterson Cup Party  Venue to be confirmed 
22 Nov 2020 Bye Day, Ruffel's Drift  Running Free, west of ICB 
29 Nov 2020 Opening Meet  Meet at the Bowl arena on Inanda Country Base. 
06 Dec 2020 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
13 Dec 2020 Children's Meet  Inanda Country Base 
17 Dec 2020 8 Rose Road  Cap R350 adults, R150 juniors, R300 per car following 
26 Dec 2020 Boxing Day Inanda CountryBase  Cap Fee: R400 adults, R200 juniors, R400 per car 
03 Jan 2021 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
10 Jan 2021 Kennels Meet, ICB  Cap fee R400 adults, R150 juniors, R400 per car following. 
16 Jan 2021 Blue Bird Outride  Hekpoort 
17 Jan 2021 8 Rose Road  Adults R350, juniors R150, Cars R350 
24 Jan 2021 Ruffel's Drift  Meet at 7.30am -. . . . . . Adults R350, Juniors R150, Cars R350  
31 Jan 2021 Kennels, ICB  Inanda Country Base 
07 Feb 2021 Astley Manor  R300 adults, R150 juniors, cars R300 
14 Feb 2021 Jazz Breakfast Meet, ICB  R400 adults, R 200 Inanda Club members, R200 juniors, R400 per car 
20 Feb 2021 Fairview Vrede  Weekend Away 
28 Feb 2021 Kennels, ICB  Inanda Country Base 
07 Mar 2021 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
14 Mar 2021 Ruffel's Drift  Cap Fee R350 adults, R150 Juniors, R350 per car  
21 Mar 2021 Blue Bird  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
28 Mar 2021 Closing Meet  Inanda Country Base 
10 Apr 2021 Rand Hunt Banquet  Inanda Club, Sandton 
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