Be our guest – Calling all junior riders!

The annual Ottawa Valley Hunt (OVH) Junior Invitational is October 19 at 11 am. This is an amazing opportunity for juniors 18 years old and under to follow hounds with the Ottawa Valley Hunt at no cost. There will be a complimentary junior-friendly lunch at the trailers to follow.

** To secure a space at this event you must RSVP to Master Jen Stewart at stewartjen@aol.com by October 16 **

  • The hunt will meet at the Majors’ Farm, 554 Ramsay Concession 12, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0.
  • There will be signs to the trailer parking.
  • Plan to arrive to be mounted no later than 10:30 am for the stirrup cup and announcements. The Hunt will leave sharply at 11 am.
  • There is no charge for junior riders, but they do need to fill out a capping form and a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Parents and friends can join for a capping fee of $75. Coaches who bring more than 2 students also ride for free.

There are three fields (groups) for participants to choose from: a first field, which follows the hounds and jumps (although there is a way around most of our obstacles); a second field that goes at a slower pace with optional jumping and a third field that primarily walks and trots. When we check the hounds, which happens at least 3 times during the hunt, riders can change fields, if they decide they want a faster or slower pace. In all fields, experienced hunt members will be available to advise and help the juniors

There is also what we call a “greenbox” (dinner at our Clubhouse at 8935 Abb Road, Ashton, Ontario) at 5 pm hosted by OVH member Martin Rust, to which juniors, their parents and helpers are invited. The greenbox is free to juniors and part of the capping fee for parents and helpers who are riding. Others can attend for $25.

Download capping form and waiver

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