Waitemata Hunt Fixtures                                                                                                        Ring the Information Line  (083299820) for a more precise location of the Hunt, updates or possible changes to hunt fixtures.

  •  The weekend Hunt has a walking group, gating group and jumping group. The walking group moves off a few minutes after every one else has gone. This ensures that it is walking only. 

    On a rare occasion the hounds and the field may pass in close proximity. If you are not confident sitting on your horse in this situation and are new to, or back riding after a spell away from the sport, can you consider carefully whether this is an event for you.

  •   The weekday Hunt does not have a walking group



                                                                    Wednesday's Hunt

                                                    There are no more Wednesday Hunt's for the 2021 season

                                                     The hounds will move off at 11:00 am. 

Please check the information line for up-dates and possible cancellations.

We look forward to seeing you there.

  •  When arriving at the Hunt make sure you sign in at the administration desk. Your name, email address and mob number is important if the committee has to contact you regarding Covid-19.

For adult cappers (Day rider),

if you are a paid up member of another hunt  the cost for the day is just $25.
For all other riders the cap $50; this includes the $13 NZHA levy.

You cap as many times as you like but only 3 caps go towards your Hunt subscriptions. 

For child cappers, the cost for the day is $25 This includes the $13 NZHA levy. 


                                                                              Sunday's Hunt (Northland Invitation)

Hi Everyone,

We are looking forward to another great weekend at Purerua! This is an invitation to Waitemata Hunt Members but all are welcome to join us at this spectacular property this coming weekend, 26th and 27th June, Purerua Rd, Kerikeri. Many thanks to the property owners Diane and Ash Paterson and family for having us there.

Please note Waitemata Hunt members are not required to pay a cap this year or register. 

Visitors:

All are welcome! Please make sure if you are attending as a day fee "cap" rider, or non-rider, the registration form (see link below) is submitted and any day fees /caps are paid before 8pm Friday 25th June 2021 preferably by internet banking.

PLEASE NOTE: only 1 cap required for both days (please refer to the google form link below for fees and bank details ). 

Please sign in your attendance with the Secretary on the day before you ride out. NOTE: Northland and Waitemata Hunt members are not required to pay a cap or register. 

Registration form link: https://forms.gle/RTcmURpWMvAW7ozS9


You are welcome to stay Friday night, for those that are interested PLEASE do not arrive before 4pm. There is a toilet available for use at the woolshed.

  Parking is in the paddock by the woolshed and alongside the driveway to the woolshed and it would be appreciated if you can park economically due to the wet ground conditions  

The format is as follows:

Saturday: Stirrup Cup at 11.45am, ride out at 12.00pm. Hunt Breakfast as usual approx. 4pm following the hunt so please remember to bring a plate to share and please be in hunting attire for the Breakfast.

Saturday night there will be a woolshed party and a burger meal supplied starting at about 7.00pm - great music. Cost is $10 for the burger meal (you can pay for this online if you prefer (bank details are 06 0493 0005001 00). So bring your dancing shoes for a GREAT NIGHT! BYO refreshments and a chair.

Sunday: Due to the ground conditions there will be no hunting with hounds on Sunday - a ride has been organised for those that are interested out to the spectacular coast. Ride out time is 10am from the woolshed. No Hunt breakfast or stirrup cup Sunday.

Grazing:

 Grazing is in shared paddocks.There will be separate paddocks marked for Northland Hunt Master, and Huntsman, if necessary. Please speak to Kerry Sinclair re grazing.

For directions, cancellations and up to date info contact the Hunt Information line 0832 91575 after 12pm Friday. Any other queries please do not hesitate to ask.

PLEASE NOTE: Out of respect for the property owners and for biosecurity reasons we ask you to please make sure your vehicle, float /truck and riding boots are clean and your horses' hooves are picked out before you arrive, and take your rubbish, hay and horse poo from around your float/truck with you when you leave. We will be having a shared Hunt Breakfast on Saturday so please bring a plate to share (the pie warmer will be available). If you choose to share food there will be strict hand hygiene requirements before the Hunt Breakfast commences. Please do not attend the hunt if you are unwell.

Look forward to seeing you on the weekend!

 

Kind Regards

Jan


         


Keep a look out for the Hunt Sign.

Please check the information line for up-dates and possible cancellations.

We look forward to seeing you there .

  • When arriving at the Hunt make sure you sign in at the administration desk. Your name, email address and mob number is important if the committee has to contact you regarding Covid-19.


 For adult cappers (Day rider),

if you are a paid up member of another hunt  the cost for the day is just $25.
For all other riders the cap $50; this includes the $13 NZHA levy.

You cap as many times as you like but only 3 caps go towards your Hunt subscriptions. 

For child cappers, the cost for the day is $25 This includes the $13 NZHA levy. 



                                                                 Hunt Etiquette and General Information

  • The Hunt is, at all times, the guest of the property owner. Respect this privilege.
  • As a courtesy to the Master, every rider should be mounted and prepared to move off on time. Introduce any guests to the Master well before the hounds move off.
  • Stay behind the Master at all times and follow his line.
  • All followers must acknowledge that neither the Hunt nor the Landowner or Managers can be held liable for any personal injury or damage to riders, horses or vehicles arising from the Hunts activities.
  • The Master, Huntsman, Whippers-In and hounds should be given the right of way at all times. Please turn your horse’s head towards them so as to prevent your horse from kicking out as they pass.
  • Always stay with the field. Taking shortcuts can upset the scenting.
  • Ride slowly around stock. Do not ride over ploughed fields, through crops or over young grass or barred country.
  • If your horse refuses, you can try twice again. If it refuses on the third attempt, then ride through the gate.
  • When gates need shutting please call ‘Gate Please’. Ensure the following rider has acknowledged your call. Dismount and tend the gate if stock is close by.
  • Please report any damage to Master or a Committee member.
  • If you see a danger such as a whole or branch you should call ‘Ware whole’ or ‘Ware branch’.
  • If your horse kicks, put a ribbon in the tail and ride responsibly. The red ribbon provides no excuse should kick a rider or another horse.
  • Permission must be obtained from a Committee member if you retire from the field early.
  • Riders when going home must hack only. No jumping.
  • At the completion of the meet remain with the hounds until they are in the truck.
  • It is a courtesy remain in Hunt attire and to stay until the master has thanked the landowners. Please bring a plate.
  • Please take away all your rubbish and horse manure.
  • No domestic dogs allowed at any meet.

 

                                                

 

 

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