Tally Ho!

Hunting season is well underway at  Woodbrook Hunt Club and all across the country. We are celebrating our 90th anniversary as a club (the oldest hunt club west of the Mississippi), so it will be a year of celebration!
For the riding enthusiast, nothing can compare to galloping your horse across open country (and in our case, the woods too), on a crisp fall morning with hounds in full cry.
We are a drag hunt (no foxes involved), which means that a scent is laid on the morning of the hunt. Hounds follow the artificial scent which is laid by horseback or on foot, and we follow the hounds!
Hunting is based upon tradition and ceremony and that goes for what we wear. Formal attire worn by the masters of the hunt, are scarlet ("pinks")coats, white breeches, white shirt and stock tie and a canary yellow wool vest. Men will also wear a scarlet coat. Everyone else wears black coats, tan breeches, white shirt and stock tie and a canary yellow wool vest. Of the riders with black coats, you will see some in the photos with red collars. Those riders have earned their "colors" after making a significant contribution to the hunts tradition of sportsmanship and other criteria. The riders who have been awarded their colors have distinction in the order of the field.
Tally Ho!
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face; 
the rains fall soft upon your fields 
and until we meet again, 
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~Irish Blessing~

Until next time,

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