The Hunt Club provides facilities and events for Families that enjoy equestrian sports. Fox hunts emphasize the chase and are conducted from September through April. The club is active throughout the year with horse shows, riding instruction, horse and hound training and other riding and social events. Introductory courses in fox hunting are given August through September. Hunts are on Wednesdays and Saturdays, September through March. Learn how to jump and ride with the hounds. Come join us for this once in a lifetime experience!
Fort Leavenworth Hunt
650 McPherson Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 651-1141 or 684-1703.
The Fort Leavenworth Hunt (FLH) is a military hunt affiliated with Fort Leavenworth. The FLH enjoys the unique distinction of hunting on Fort Leavenworth over land that marks the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail. This sport provides not only the excitement of the chase, but the tradition of being part of a sport which has not changed much since it first came to us from England in 1650. This home page will give you some basic information about the Hunt.
The Fort Leavenworth Hunt was organized in 1926 by the 10th Cavalry Regiment and disbanded during WWII. The pack of hounds was reconstituted in 1964, registered with the Masters of Foxhound Association (MFHA) in 1965, and recognized by the MFHA in 1966. Military personnel and their families, as well as civilians, are subscribers to the Hunt. The Kennels are located on Fort Leavenworth.
Our hunt country is on Fort Leavenworth and in the Easton, KS. vicinity. Twice a year we hunt the wide open expanses of the Flint Hills at the Mulvane Ranch. This is truly a unique hunting experience, hunting over 15,000 acres of native prairie grass. During hunt season (October-April), we go out Wednesday afternoons from the Kennels at 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. depending on the time of the year (see Fixture List for times) and on weekends alternating Saturdays and Sundays in the Easton Hunt country. Because of weather, it is wise to check with a joint Master before each Hunt to make sure of time and place. During the off season we are exercising the hounds/training them, working on trails and involved in various fund raising endeavors.
The object of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt is to pursue a fox or coyote with our hounds through our hunt country, offering the subscribers of the hunt an opportunity to view this chase. The actual hunting is the work of the huntsman and staff. The subscribers and guests are observers of the chase. The normal number of hounds used for hunting on a given day are between 25-35. Our intentions are only to chase. The thrill is in the chase, watching the hounds work and hearing them give tongue, doing their job guided by the Huntsman and assisted by the Whippers-in. The Field Master leads the field of riders into a position to view the fox or coyote being pursued. Our hunt is designed to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for any rider wishing to participate. Our riders are grouped to afford both the novice and the accomplished rider a safe and exciting riding. We will always have a group of riders called the Hilltoppers who follow along at a slower pace without jumps, led by a qualified member of the staff.