Monmouth County Hunt
Sunday, October 31st
Join us for a very special day with the Monmouth County Hunt on their 136th Opening Meet! This hunt was founded in 1885 and today still enjoys hunting over 6,600 acres of farm country. Click here to read more about their alluring history!
This is the BEST day in the season to join! We invite riders to join us early at 7:30am to check in and enjoy coffee, ham biscuits and a mimosa from the bar cart. By 8:30am you will be mounted and warming up in the outdoor ring with other riders.
At 8:55 we will meet on the lawn in front of the Hunt House for the very special Blessing of the Hounds. During this time announcements will also be made along with a stirrup cup toast. The hunt itself should last 2.5-3 hours.
Following the thrilling ride will be a hunt breakfast under a large tent by the hunt house. You can expect an open bar with mimosas, bloody mary's, prosecco and more. On the menu there will be appetizers, ham, turkey, sides, desserts and more! All guests will also receive a gift bag!
We hope you will join us for this very special day that only comes once a year!
Experience: Strong, brave riders who have paced before or have cross country experience. Hunts can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours so you must be prepared for an unexpected day and ride. You can go from a complete standstill to a gallop across fields as the chase ensues.
If you have not hunted before and would like to join us, please click here to sign up for our Hunting Evaluation at Penwick Sporthorses.
Uniform: Formal- Black/ dark navy coat, white shirt and white stock tie, tan breeches, black helmet and black boots.
Location: Allentown, NJ
60 miles from central Manhattan
A commonly asked question is if we are actually hunting and the truth is it's more of a fox chase. Foxhunting began in the 15th century as a means to preserve farmland and crops and today still aims to preserve open space and to protect the open land we all so enjoy riding on and our horses and other animals need for grazing. Come along for yourself and see what it's all about!
*Price includes required braiding
*Photo credit: MegVal Photography