Turkey Trot November 14 Location TBA
We look forward to getting back out into the country and seeing you all soon.
As many of you know, Oak Ridge has had to postpone the Hunt Ball due to the COVID-19 restrictions being observed. The event has been has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 27.
Like many clubs, we count on the income from this fundraiser to cover food, care and medical expenses for our hounds.
In order to continue to provide for our hounds, we are offering some of our auction items online for the next 3 weeks. While you “shelter in place,” please consider bidding on some of our terrific auction items:
The auction will run through Sunday April 19, 2020 10:00pm Eastern. The hounds thank you for your support.
Questions on the auction may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
This ride is currently CANCELLED. We will try to reschedule after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Join in on the search for poker chips while riding wooded trails and fields behind Wood Ridge Farm Brewery.
Turn in your chips for five cards.
The top poker hands win cash prizes.
All disciplines are welcome.
Entry fee is $40 for adults, $25 for juniors.
Please join us Saturday, November 23 for our first Turkey Trot.
Join in on the search for turkey plates while riding the fields and wooded trails along the Rockfish River & behind Wood Ridge Farm.
The first 6 riders to find a turkey plate will win a turkey for Thanksgiving.
All disciplines are welcome.
We’re almost there if you don’t melt first. Summer refuses to release her vice-like grip and if our weather apps are correct, it will be hot Friday September 20 although not as hot as today.
We had 22 teams ride at Teatime Farm for our Fall Hunter Pace.
Please join us Saturday, September 7 for our annual Fall Hunter Pace.
The members of Oak Ridge are planning a wonderful course that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful countryside at Tea Time Farm. The course is approximately 7 miles with divisions for fast and slow teams with 20-25 jumping efforts. There are go-arounds for those who do not wish to jump.
Susan Boone email@example.com for
information and to register. Entry fee $50.
Thank you to everyone who helped at yesterday’s hunter pace, especially Sara and Dale Bateman, who hosted the event at their farm. We had secretary Lynn Stevenson, gatekeepers Sara Bateman, Dave Pritchard, Bob Satterfield, Cathy Denton, Checkpoint by Sue Satterfield and Lynne Stockton, and lunch setup by Dale Bateman and Liz Pritchard. Thank you to everyone who brought food for lunch.It was delicious as always. To our competitors, I apologize for any confusion about the course. We will do a better job next time.
Mark your Calendars! Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club will be holding several events over the coming months. We’re announcing dates in advance this year so folks can plan ahead.
Sunday, April 7: Judged Pleasure Ride at Penlan Station on Ridge Rd. in Arvonia, VA from 9 AM to noon. Enjoy a 7 mile ride along the dirt roads and rolling hills of Penlan Station. The ride includes 6 judged trail obstacles, all optional. Lunch is included, entry fee is $40. Please contact Susan Boone or Sara Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 18: Spring Hunter Pace
Release for all events
June 15: Poker Ride from Starvale Farm in Shipman, VA to Wood Ridge Farm Brewery and back. This will not be timed, so you can enjoy a leisurely ride on a summer morning.
August 10: Introduction to Foxhunting Clinic at Teatime Farm in Afton. There will be divisions for Hunters, who want to improve their jumping skills while riding to hounds, and Hilltoppers, who are new to the sport.
September 7: Fall Hunter Pace Locations will be announced soon. Both Hunter Paces are part of a series of 6 Paces with Glenmore Hunt Club and Rockbridge Hunt, with series end awards.
All of our events include lunch for the participants. Mark your calendars- we look forward to seeing you soon.