Have you ever wanted to try foxhunting but didn’t know where to start? Foxhunting is a centuries-old tradition and is still going strong today. If you’re an equestrian in Northern Virginia, foxhunting is a great way to meet new people, enjoy the outdoors, and support land conservation.
When is hunt season?
Mid-September through Mid-March.
What days do you meet for hunts?
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during the season.
What is the attire?
Ratcatcher during the week and formal attire on the weekends and designated holidays.
Keswick adheres to the traditional rules of fox hunting as described in a booklet entitled Riding to Hounds in America. An Introduction for Fox Hunters, by William P. Wadsworth, MFH. Copies of this may be purchased from The Chronicle of the Horse.
What kind of rules and protocols do you follow during a hunt?
Fox hunting has rules and protocols to ensure safe, sportsmanlike conduct. These rules and protocols include excellent horsemanship, proper etiquette, appropriate attire, and specific terminology by which the time-honored sport is defined.