Hunting Information and Cap Fees

The Chagrin Valley Hunt Welcomes Guests . . . If you wish to hunt and are unfamiliar with The Chagrin Valley Hunt, please contact the Honorary Hunt Secretary Carol Horner Donaldson 440-338-8703 or hunterscreekfarm@msn.com or one of the Masters, at least a day prior to the fixture date of choice. The Masters must know in advance if visitors are expected in order to plan the morning. When Members of the Field bring guests, or professionals bring cappers, these riders are their host’s responsibilities. When inviting company, please check the fixture card, as some meets may be more appropriate for your guests than others.

Capping Fees. . . Capping privileges are extended to guests who hunt with Chagrin four times or less a season. Fees are $75 per hunt for adults and $25 for children ($20 for active Pony Clubbers). Please have capper’s name and address noted on the outside of an envelope with the exact cap amount in cash or check inside. Make checks payable to Chagrin Valley Hunt. During a busy hunt morning making change or giving credit is nearly impossible. When arriving at the meet and as soon as possible, hand the envelope to the Field Secretary Mrs. Larry (Carol) Smith.

The land over which we hunt is the key to our sport. We may have the finest hounds, horses and staff available, but without the cooperation of our landowners, there is no Hunt. The country includes fixtures in the eastern sector of Middlefield, Parkman, Burton, Hartsgove and Zoar. There is a fixture map available at the Hunt Club office that shows particulars. We know you will be considerate of private property and courteous when driving the country roads. The Hunt is always working to honor the fine relationships we have with our many landowner over the years. Once again, as over the past 30-some seasons, we thank those landowners for their generosity.

 

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Attire in the Hunt Field

The Chagrin Valley Hunt has always prided itself on a smart, well-turned-out field. A handsome, polished group is a joy to behold and adds immeasurably to the visual excitement for both hunters and spectators alike. If you have any specific questions, please contact a Master who will be happy to be of help.

Ratcatcher

Ratcatcher is worn during the Cub Hunting Season, from the first Saturday in August to the Blessing of the Hounds in September. Ratcatcher is also permissible during weekdays of the formal hunting season.

Gentlemen and Ladies: Hacking Jacket, dress shirt and necktie, canary or tattersall vest (optional), buff, canary or rust breeches, black or brown dress boots or field boots.

Ladies: Hacking Jacket, show shirt with choker collar or stock tie (white, colored or print), canary or tattersall vest (optional), buff, canary or rust breeches, black or brown dress boots or field boots.Traditional horse show attire is considered ratcatcher.

Staff: White cotton jacket, dress shirt, official Chagrin Valley Hunt tattersall necktie, buff, canary or rust breeches, black or brown dress boots or field boots.

Formal Hunt Attire

Formal Hunting attire is worn from the Blessing of the Hounds in September through the end of the season. Though Saturdays are always formal, Ratcatcher is permissible on weekdays.

Gentlemen and Ladies: Black hunt coat, white stock tie with a horizontal plain gold stock pin, canary vest (vest is optional), buff or canary breeches, black dress boots.

Ladies and Gentlemen who have earned their colors: Black hunt coat with green collar and black CVH buttons, white stock tie with a horizontal plain gold stock pin, official Chagrin Valley Hunt tattersall vest with brass CVH buttons (vest is optional), buff or canary breeches, black dress boots with patent leather tops.

Staff: Scarlet hunt coat with brass CVH buttons and green collar, white stock tie with vertical plain gold stock pin, official Chagrin Valley Hunt tattersall vest with brass CVH buttons (vest is optional), white breeches, black dress boots with brown leather tops.

Juniors

Juniors under 16 are always welcome to wear ratcatcher any time. Jodphurs in buff, canary or rust and paddock boots are perfectly acceptable. On formal attire days, a white stock tie with horizontal plain gold stock pin is preferred.

Roading and Pre-cubbing

Roading the hounds and the first few pre-cubbing hunts in June and July are less formal.

Ladies and Gentlemen: collared polo shirt (yellow Chagrin Valley Hunt polo is welcome), buff, canary or rust breeches, black or brown dress boots or field boots.