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February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina
February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina
February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina
February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina
February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina
February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina

February 7-12 2024 Aiken, South Carolina

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$2,156.00
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Aiken Hunt Week

South Carolina

Ride in Aiken horse country with Whiskey Road for their annual Hunt Week! Enjoy some souther hospitality at their sought after social events. Escape the cold NYC winter and see what it's like to ride in the south!

Every year, foxhunters from all over the US (and even some from Canada) travel to Aiken for this annual Hunt Week. The territories span thousands of acres of beautiful countryside. There is ample room and a place for every horse and rider in one of the three fields: First, Second and Hill Toppers. Not only will you enjoy hunting some of the best land in the Southeast, you're sure to make many new friends along the way!

SCHEDULE
Wednesday 2/7
6-8pm Welcoming Party at GASTON STABLE

Thursday 2/8
10AM Ratcatcher Hunt w/ stirrup cup
6– 8:30 PM Shopping, wine and cheese at Aiken Saddlery

Friday 2/9
10 AM Formal Hunt w/ stirrup cup
7-11PM HUNT BALL, dinner and dancing– THE RESERVE CLUB (additional cost)

Saturday 2/10
7-9pm OYSTER ROAST - Palmetto Golf Club

Sunday 2/11
10 AM Hunt- Formal Attire w/ stirrup cup
3-6pm Brunch & Puppy Auction

Monday 2/12
10am Bloodies & Beagling with the Sugar Sand Beagles
*Note that Aiken Hunt week goes through 2/13 however we will only have horses available through Sunday 2/11. There are still social events you can attend through 2/13, click here for the full schedule of events. 

THE HORSES
There are a variety of breeds with different personalities, from spirited thoroughbreds to quieter draft breeds.

RIDER LEVEL
Level 3 minimum. Riders must have hunt experience and be pre approved for this booking. Horses will be of varying levels and capabilities. If you do not have hunt experience please reach out so we can get you started!

SETTING
Whiskey Road Foxhounds Hunt was established in 1976. Their pack was registered with the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America in 1977 and WRFH was officially recognized by the MFHA in January of 1979. They hunt large tracts of land in, and around Aiken County. 

INCLUDED
  • 3 days of hunting with potential to add Saturday hunt with another club
  • Your horse and hunt week entry fee 
  • Entry for all hunts and included social events 
  • Ability to help care for (feed, groom, bath, tack) your horse if you want that experience!
NOT INCLUDED
  • Lodging- there are a variety of hotels and Airbnb's available in the historic downtown Aiken, check out The Wilcox Hotel
  • Rental car- we suggest riders share
  • Flights
  • Meals outside of scheduled events
  • All participants are required to have a valid SC hunting license. Get a South Carolina Hunting License HERE, or pick one up at one of Aiken's several Walmart locations.
ATTIRE
  • Informal hunt attire- tweed jacket, shirt in muted pastel tones, tan/ rust breeches, patterned stock tie
  • Formal hunt attire- black jacket, white shirt, tan breeches, white stock tie
  • Country attire
  • Evening attire