Riding As A Guest

Due to the large area we hunt and the rapid weather changes we can experience, the Bijou Springs Hunt requires that guests be accompanied by a BSH sponsor who is responsible for the conduct and the safety of the guest.  The only exception to this policy is during one of our guest hunts such as Masters Day.  We do this to insure the safety of non-members and their enjoyment of our sport.  The sponsor should also keep the prospective guest informed of weather-related cancellations or changes in the fixture the guest plans to attend.

  

Foxhunting is a high-risk sport and even experienced riders who feel their horses are fit may find the hunt is beyond their capability or that of their mount.  Also,the speed may make the rider uncomfortable.  In this case, the sponsor must accompany the guest  back to the trailers since, due the potential liability of the landowner, no one may ride alone during our hunts.

Please plan to arrive in ample time to groom and tack your horse, meet your hosts and attend to signing your release before the hunt begins.   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RELEASE.

​Fees

Guests are required to pay the capping fee as set by the Board and first-time guests must pay a one-time insurance fee, unless they are members of another hunt which carries the insurance of the MFHA. During guest hunts, the capping fee will not apply but the insurance fee must still be paid by first-time guests or other guests who have not hunted with us during the current hunt year.  You may only hunt as a guest three times before being expected to apply for membership.  All capping fees count towards your dues.  For more information on membership, please contact our Honorary Secretary or one of the Masters. 

Our Fixture Card is our schedule of Hunts for the season.  There is a link to it under News and Events.

Should you wish to join the Bijou Springs Hunt, you can download the application HERE

Our Masters Are

Rohn Mitchell,  email: huntfieldmaster@yahoo.com

Nancy King, email: nancy_darcy@msn.com​

Jerry Kalamen, email: jkalamen@juno.com

Honorary Secretary: Judi Tobias, email: shortdog05@msn.com 

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Here are some useful articles for foxhunters to read: 

Horse Clips

How to Tie a Stock Tie

Hunting Etiquette

Care of the Fieldhunter

Just click to bring up and read or print out.