Hunting Protocols


Hunt members dressed for the informal, or cubbing, season.

Hunt members dressed for the informal, or cubbing, season.

What do you need for Hunting?

Hunting gear is based on practicality and safety. Tall boots and breeches protect riders from branches and brambles. Heavy melton coats are almost waterproof. The stock tie, fastened with a plain gold safety pin, can serve as a bandage for riders, hounds, or horses in case of an accident. All members must wear approved helmets with chin straps. Women (or men with long hair) should wear hair nets.

In the formal season, men with "colors" wear scarlet hunt coats, also known as Pinks, and a top hat can be worn. Women wear black coats (women with colors have green velvet collars).

In the formal season, men with “colors” wear scarlet hunt coats, also known as Pinks, and a top hat can be worn. Women wear black coats (women with colors have green velvet collars).

Guests should wear a dark colored hunt jacket, beige or tan breeches, tall boots (brown is fine for the informal season; black for the formal season), a light colored shirt with a stock tie or choker and an approved hard hat. Gloves are optional.

Your horse should be capable of riding at pace in a large group and be easily rated. It should stand quietly in a group and be comfortable in both the woods and in open fields. It must be sure footed and able to deal with uneven terrain and fit enough to keep up. Most important is that your horse tolerate the hounds without kicking at them.

If you are interested in exploring fox hunting, we encourage you to call us at (978) 851-6178 or email us at info@onbh.org.

Before hunting you must sign and submit our Liability Release.

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