We offer a variety of memberships which are primarily based on one of two criteria in voting and non-voting flavours:

  • Your age (on 1st January) – this determines if you are a Junior/Intermediate/Senior level
  • Do you want to hunt or become a Social Member?

Voting memberships:

  • Senior Hunting (age 40 and up): full hunting privileges, attendance all Greenboxes and participate in all member activities.  Required to host one Greenbox annually (buddy up for first 2 years), A one-time Proprietor fee is payable on joining.
  • Senior Social (age 40 and up): Social members may attend all Greenboxes and participate in all member activities. Required to host a Greenbox every other year or buddy up every year, (no Greenbox required for the first year), A one-time Proprietor Fee is payable on joining. Not entitled to Hunt, however permitted to cap up to 4 times with reduced cap fee.
  • Limited Senior Social: (for senior members with a minimum of ten years continuous membership)  – attend occasional Greenbox and other member activities, not required to host Greenbox and  may keep colours,
  • Patron Membership: A proprietor member who wishes to become a patron of the hunt, may join as a Patron member.  Membership fee (currently $5000 incl HST) includes a Senior Hunting membership privileges, as well as an offer of fellowship of a Senior Social, Intermediate Hunting Member or elevation of a Senior Social Member to Senior Hunting status. Proprietor fees for new social memberships may be included. A Patron Member receives recognition as a Patron of the Fox or Patron of the Hound.

Non-Voting Memberships:

  • Junior Hunting (up to age 18): hunting, attend Greenboxes, no Proprietor fee, do not host Greenbox
  • Intermediate Hunting (Ages 19-39): hunt, attend Greenboxes, no proprietor fee, do not host Greenbox
  • Junior Social (up to Age 18): attend Greenboxes, no Proprietor Fee, do not host Greenbox,
  • Intermediate Social (Ages 19-39): attend Greenbox, no Proprietor Fee, do not host Greenbox,
  • Proprietor Non-active (Absentee/PNA): A voting member who does not renew their membership by paying the annual membership fee may become an inactive proprietor member and thereby remain a member of the club with payment of an annual inactive fee. A PNA member is a non-voting member, is not entitled to participate in the activities of the club, retains the right to Colours previously earned and may become a Voting member at any time with the payment of the annual membership fee without paying an additional proprietor fee.

OVH members are a community of like-minded equestrians who share a passion for riding, nature and sport. We need volunteer participation from every member to make our hunting and events a success. There are many opportunities for your time and efforts ranging from trail clearing to working on youth programs to the Hunt Ball. For more information on memberships and how you can participate, contact Ann Dempsey at secretary@ottawavalleyhunt.com.

Membership fees are as follows:

  • Junior
  • 18 years of age or younger
  • There is no Proprietor/Initiation Fee and you will not be required to host a Greenbox (lunch or dinner)
  • $200.00 plus HST
  • Intermediate
  • 19 – 39 years of age
  • There is no Proprietor/Initiation Fee and you will not be required to host a Greenbox
  • $615.00 plus HST
  • Senior
  • age 40 and up
  • There is a one-time Proprietor/Initiation Fee of $1,000.00 and you are required to host a Greenbox annually. Limited Time:$250.00 initiation fee – Join now!
  • $1,460.00 plus HST

If you would prefer to join as a Social Member the fees are as follows:

Junior
$100.00 plus HST
Intermediate
$375.00 plus HST
Senior
$600.00 plus HST (Senior)
There is a one-time Proprietor/Initiation Fee of $1,000.00 and you are required to host a Greenbox every two years. Limited Time:$250.00 initiation fee – Join now!

How do I become a member?

Fill out the OVH Membership Application. Once your application is approved you will be assigned an experienced hunt member who will “buddy” up with you. This may include riding with you during your first few hunts, helping you understand what is happening and generally being there to answer any questions you may have.




2019 OVH Membership Fee Types:




MFHA Menbership: Required for Hunting Members



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