The Retired Hound

On occasion, the Old Chatham Hunt Club will retire a hound. There are a few reasons that a hound could be retired. When they are, the hound and their new family win! These easygoing hounds make friends everywhere they go.

The Foxhound is a wonderful breed that offers a long, healthy lifespan and a social, friendly

October 19th, 2021|

Beagling and Foxhunting, a perfect partnership

Introducing new riders and horses to foxhunting can be a bit tricky – the noises and pace can be a bit too exciting for some. It is important for all involved to take it slow. We’re extremely fortunate because the Old Chatham Hunt Club has both a fox hound and a beagle pack.

Photos are from

October 23rd, 2019|

Hunt Horses for Lease

Do you want to try hunting but don’t have a horse?  There is nothing better than riding an experienced hunt horse (they LOVE their job).  If it has been your dream to try foxhunting, why not consider leasing a hunt horse for the day or season?  We want you to ride with us in 2019, but most importantly

August 24th, 2022|

2019 Special Days

If you participate in ANY of our events (the clinic, roading, or hunter pace) you will be eligible to come foxhunting with us for free ($50 value) during our informal fall hunting (August and September).  Note: This is at the master’s discretion as foxhunting may not be suitable or safe for all horses or riders.


May 17th, 2019|

2018 Hunter Pace Results

October 9th, 2018|

New York District Puppy Show 2018

Millbrook Hunt’s Unentered hound wins Best in Show, Windy Hollow’s Riley runner-up
Hosted by the Old Chatham Hunt on May 19th
At Valley View Farm
Judges: Hugh Robards and Andrew Marren
Written by Gail Day
Photography by Rebecca Loyche
The New York District Puppy Show hosted by the Old Chatham Hunt at Valley View Farm on May 19th dawned with cloudy

May 21st, 2018|

NBC Beagle Event in Covertside & additional article (OC hounds competed!)

Merry members:

After competitions and events, I often provide a write up with photos, and send to various hunting outlets for publication if they are interested.  Ms. Drum from eCovertside enjoyed the recent article on the Triple Challenge and has provided and edited write-up of same for their online newsletter (my original article was a bit

September 4th, 2016|

2016 New York District Puppy Show

hosted by Golden’s Bridge Hunt
at Baxter Road, North Salem

After the very successful local Old Chatham Hunt puppy show on a stunningly gorgeous spring day, our foxhound puppies, brood bitches, and stallion hounds headed south to the Golden’s Bridge Hunt territory for the 2016 New York District Puppy Show on May 1st. Exhibiting along with Old

May 6th, 2016|

December 9, 2015 Foxhunting Report

By Gail Day

There’s a hot bath in my future, still have sticky sweat on my brow, Advil administered. Can’t wait.

Where were you?

Having decided to stay in OC due to strangles down south and Millbrook way we started at 9:30 this morning in fairly comfortable temperatures from the Kennels. We compared layers, informal or formal attire,

December 9th, 2015|

November 25, 2015 Foxhunt Report

By Gail Day

I should be making pie crusts but want to sit down and record the terrific morning we had with the Old Chatham Hunt foxhounds today Nov 25, 2015.

November is my very favorite time to hunt, unfortunately we lose a day to deer rifle season. The couple meets prior to today had been cold

November 25th, 2015|