Welcome to Old North Bridge Hounds

Welcome to Old North Bridge Hounds

The Old North Bridge Hounds (ONBH), established in 1969, is one of 11 hunt clubs in New England. ONBH is registered with the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA), and is run in accordance with the standards and guidelines set forth by the MFHA

ONBH engages in drag hunting, not live foxhunting. Our hunt country, primarily in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, is a combination of suburban and rural territories. To avoid backyards and busy highways, it is necessary for our hounds to follow a scent laid on a prescribed course. A drag hunt also ensures participants a nice run every time the hounds go out.

Discover New England Foxhunting

Our pack of hounds is kenneled in Carlisle, Massachusetts and is supported by the annual dues and contributions of our members. We hunt Tuesday and Saturday mornings during the hunting seasons. Specific times and locations are printed in a “fixture card” which is provided to members.

The fall hunting season begins in September and ends on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, weather permitting. The spring hunting season begins in mid-April and ends on Memorial Day.

Get to Know Us!

We welcome new riders and also encourage people interested in foxhunting to follow the hounds on foot or by car. This gives you the chance to observe the experience before riding live. We also periodically hold “Learn to Hunt” Clinics to help new foxhunters learn the protocols and what to expect.

Enjoy our Hunter Paces

ONBH’s Hunter Pace Series is a great way to go out with friends and experience some of our hunt territories.


Hunt Line

Please call the hunt line after 7 a.m. on the morning of the hunt to find out if there are any last minute changes.


Bringing a Guest?
If you would like to bring a guest, please contact one of the masters:
Ginny Zukatynski – 508.751.3315.
Sandi Bedford – 540-336-2249
Marjorie Franko – 978-369-8192
Tom Moran 781-259-1052