Youth Foxhunt


Join us on a special Sunday hunt designed to introduce young riders and their equestrian friend/family/coach to the exciting world of mounted foxhunting!

To register, email Cost is $5 for children under 18 and $25 for adults.

Meet the awesome hounds who follow the scent and lead riders on a merry chase, including a

August 28th, 2020|

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|

It all Started with a Foxhunting Clinic, Part 2

A Tale of a Clinic Rider from Years Past
Missed PART 1?

My first season, I rode mostly in 3rd field. My wonderful gelding found that the excitement could be overwhelming at times and with his increased activity, he was also getting more grain. It took some time to work those things out and by opening day

May 24th, 2016|

It all Started with a Foxhunting Clinic, Part 1

A Tale of a Clinic Rider from Years Past
It’s been 3 years since I took my foxhunting clinic with the Old Chatham Hunt Club, and what a wonderful 3 years it’s been!  I took one of their earliest clinics, way back in 2013, and left with excitement and a free cap (entry fee for hunting)

May 17th, 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|

2015 Foxhunting Photos by James Danahy

A huge THANK YOU to James Danahy for these lovely photos of our 2015 season of foxhunting in Old Chatham, NY!

November 24th, 2015|

Old Chatham Foxhunt – October 24, 2015

Old Chatham Hunt (Old Chatham, NY) October 24, 2015, heavy frost.
It was epic.
After last Wednesday’s blank day–the first since the early cub hunting season–hounds were cast south from meet at Good Hope Farm. On the ridge above the state highway hounds worked a line, little packets of scent here and there, huntsman, Thomas, took hounds

October 24th, 2015|

Foxhunting Opening Day 2015 – Hunt Report

October 3rd, 2015|

OCHC Featured in Berkshire Home Style Magazine

My first mistake was calling the foxhounds dogs, “They’re hounds,” I was reminded.  My second was neglecting to wear high-top boots.  My trouser legs go soaked in the dew-drenched field. Read More…
Read the article

October 1st, 2015|