Foxchasing is filled with tradition. At Elkridge-Harford hounds we hope to carry on these traditions the best we can. We also want to make sure all horses and riders are safe while they are out with one another. The following covers the rider’s attire, the horse’s turnout and tack, and a few helpful tips to remember while in the field. Most of all we want everyone to enjoy themselves while being safe. If you have any questions or concerns about this topic feel free to reach out as we are happy to help members and guests alike!
The women in the hunt field should wear white shirts, white stock ties, gold pins, tan britches, and navy or black coats on formal days. They should wear black gloves and black boots. Women should have their hair in a hair net and neatly tied b ack.
The men should wear black coat and tan britches or if they have their colors they may wear a scarlet coat and white britches on holidays and joint meets. They should be in a white shirt, white stock tie, and gold pin. They should be seen in black boots and black gloves.
Juniors on formal days are allowed to wear their cubbing attire; brown coat, tan pants, and etc.
All those in the hunt field should be tidy, clean, and neat.
During cubbing season along with Mondays and Wednesdays of formal season, cubbing attire is appropriate for all.
Women, men and juniors may wear brown or tweed coats, brown boots, and tan britches. Those with long hair should have it tied up and in a hair net and helmets must be worn by all at all times.
Your horse should be clean and tack should be brown or black English tack. A white shaped saddle pad should be used. If boots or wraps are needed they should be black, brown, or white. On holidays and joint meets, horses may be braided with flat or button braids. We ask that horses that kick wear red ribbons and those in training where yellow to alert others to keep extra distance away from your horse for the safety of all.
Foxhunting can be confusing at times, there is a lot to learn, and often a lot going on. We want to make sure all horses and riders are safe while they are out with one another. Below are a few tips to help you along your way.
Overall, have fun! Be friendly, polite, and enjoy our beautiful countryside while riding your beloved horses!
Most of all we want everyone to enjoy themselves while being safe. If you have any questions or concerns about this topic feel free to reach out as we are happy to help members and guests alike!