Formal Season 

(From Blessing of the Hounds through end of season)

 

 

Formal hunting attire for ladies and gentlemen riders:
Coat - Black (with hunt colors on the collar and hunt buttons to be awarded at the discretion of the MFH), navy or other dark colors are acceptable.
Breeches - Canary yellow, tan, or buff
Boots - Black 
Vest - Canary yellow (hunt buttons optional)
Hat - Black velvet hunt cap or black derby, normal riding helmets for safety!
Shirt - Canary yellow or white with stock neck
Stock Tie - White, fastened with plain gold pin (see below for stock tieing tips)
Gloves (optional) - white string, brown leather, or yellow chamois
Spurs (optional) - if worn should be blunt, straps should match boots

 

Photo seen here gives a general idea of what turn-out looks like in formal season.

Informal(Fall Hunting)Season 

(From first hunt through Blessing of the Hounds)

 

 

Informal season attire for ladies and gentlemen riders:
Coat - Tweed, light colors 
Breeches - Canary yellow, tan, grey, rust, brown or buff
Boots - Black or brown
Vest - tattersail, tweed
Hat - Black or brown velvet hunt cap or black derby
Shirt - Plain conservative polo or turtleneck, Canary yellow or white with stock neck
Stock Tie - Colored or patterned, fastened with plain gold pin  

                         (see below for stock tieing tips)

Gloves (optional) - white string, brown leather, or yellow chamois
Spurs (optional) - if worn should be blunt, straps should match boots

The Horse 

All horses and tack are to be clean and tidy for all hunts.  Braids only necessary for High Formal Hunts (Blessing of the Hounds, holidays) but welcome whenever

 

Saddle: Cubbing Season: English or Western

                 Formal Season: English saddles only

Bridle/Bit: English bridle, a bit that actually stops your horse

Breastcollars/Martingales: plain leather breastcollars and martingales are accepted but not nescessary 

Saddle Pad: Cubbing Season: fitted or square white saddle pads

                 Formal Season: fitted white saddle pad

Hunting Turnout

Check out our guidelines for traditionally appropriate turnout. 

 

But remember, don't let missing a few pieces of gear keep you from coming to a hunt!  

For first-timers, feel free to check your local Goodwill Store for a used ($5.00) tweed coat, for example.  Don’t invest lots of money in clothing until you try foxhunting!

Clean, tidy, and respectable are the most important parts of a well turned out horse and rider.

Hunting Turnout