Why join TNYH?
Our people make the difference and at TNYH, people will know you and your horse by name by the end of the first day! You’ll meet like-minded people, expand your social circle and build enduring friendships. The club is an extended family where people are bound closely by the same passions – horses, hounds and the love of the outdoors. Guests are always paired with an experienced member to make them feel welcome and ensure their day goes smoothly. We’ve got a unique culture at TNYH – one built around friendliness, safety, etiquette, good sportsmanship and tradition.
We value diversity and inclusion and have members of all ages, genders, beliefs and riding disciplines. At TNYH, Western tack and smart Western attire is perfectly acceptable in the hunt field, we always have a group for people who prefer not to jump, and often have a Leisure Field for those who wish to walk/trot only and observe the action from a distance – a great way to introduce a new horse to the sport!
Your spouse or companion is welcome at social events. No social membership required! It’s all included in your membership fees. And we hold hunt breakfasts right after our meets (rather than in the evening), while our horses are happily munching hay in the trailers. Whether we have a casual tailgate, breakfast at a member’s home or in a restaurant, attending hunt breakfasts is a great way to get to know people and recount the stories of the day.
Membership has its privileges! Your TNYH membership dues include the opportunity for you to utilize the dining facilities at one of the country’s most prestigious private golf clubs, The Toronto Hunt. Your TNYH dues also include membership in the Master of Foxhounds Association (MFHA), Covertside magazine, and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), OFAH liability insurance, and Out of Doors magazine. You’ll also get front of the line priority registration for TNYH Hunter Paces, Gourmet Hacks, etc. You’ll see new places and gain access to private property on which only TNYH members have permission to ride – some of the most beautiful country and scenic vistas in Southern Ontario.
TNYH is on solid financial footing. The TNYH Board of Directors ensures our legacy is maintained through good governance. We own outright, two large country acreages complete with huntsman’s house, stables and staff horses, Clubhouse, and kennels. Our property in Mulmur is used for the TNYH Derby – an event for pre-training, training, entry and pre-entry schooling shows, and opportunities for schooling when we’re not riding to hounds. We employ a full-time Professional Huntsman and Professional Whipper-In.
Volunteerism and giving back is important to members. When you join TNYH, you’re not just in it to ride to hounds. Sure we’ve got a sound balance sheet, but we all work together to fundraise to make our club viable and to ensure that our children’s children are riding to hounds well into the future. Our members give of their valuable time to coordinate and volunteer at Hunter Paces, Gourmet Hacks, TNYH Derby, Hunt Ball and other fundraising events. Our gracious landowners are feted every year at our Landowner Breakfast hosed by all the members. We give a good show and an economic boost to the Village of Creemore by attracting over 1,000 people to the annual Horse, Hound & Harvest Parade on Thanksgiving weekend. And our lovely hounds and staff hunt horses, who have given us so much pleasure and worked so tirelessly, are rehomed at the end of their hunting careers through “HHH Horse Hound Retirement”, a not-for-profit run by one of our members.
Be part of history and set the direction of your club. As the second oldest hunt in North America (1834), you’ll be part of a long line of TNYH members. Jarvis Street in Toronto? Named after a member. The Gooderham and Worts building in the historic Distillery District in Toronto – both TNYH members. Mulock Drive in Newmarket? You guessed it. Even Lady Eaton (Eaton’s department store) was a member and Master! Membership in TNYH allows you to vote at our Annual General Meeting, the opportunity to be nominated to the Board of Directors, and to become a Master or Field Master.
Earn your colours and take your riding to the next level. Only members have the opportunity to earn the right to wear the TNYH hunt colours for life. Riding to hounds is a distinct discipline that utilizes different skills for horse and rider.
Join us today!
To learn more, contact Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-998-6078.