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 insures participants a nice run every time the hounds go out.
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 and ends on Memorial Day.
While the hunt is based on the traditions, etiquette, and dress of foxhunting, the people who comprise this group are relaxed, informal and friendly. We love horses, hounds, the outdoors, and a good time. We invite you to get to know us!