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Hunting at Red Rock
Red Rock Hounds is devoted to fox hunting as an activity of sportsmanship, houndwork, horsemanship, land conservation and wildlife habitat preservation. We take seriously the responsibility of stewardship of the land we are so graciously permitted to access and to respect the animals that make that land their home. Red Rock Hounds endeavors to educate our membership and the public on observing the natural instincts of a team of hounds working in harmony and the responsibility we have for protecting open space and wildlife. Red Rock Hounds is an organization that welcomes horse owners and riders from all disciplines and skill levels.

Riders on horses
The hounds meet Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from mid September through mid April. We are very fortunate to have a number of fantastic local fixtures thanks to many private landowners and the abundance of public land here in Northern Nevada.

Once a month, we travel to an ′Away fixture′ and hunt for three days in a row throughout the Western United States. Please contact Lynn or Angela at 775-969-3243 for more information on local or away dates and fixtures. We have experienced livery available at all times for all riding abilities.

"Foxhunting is the sport of mounted riders chasing wild quarry with a pack of hounds. It is a union of humans and animals in the beauty of nature's setting. Man is an observer mounted on a horse, the vehicle that allows him to follow and observe the hounds as they hunt the fox. The scenario unwinds before the foxhunters eyes and ears with the sound of the huntsman's hunting horn as hounds give chase. The fox or coyote maneuvers, circles and runs through the country cunningly evading the hounds.

Amy and Angela looking for a pot of gold.

Amy and Angela looking for a pot of gold.

The music of hounds in ′full cry′ is laced with the sound of the horn echoing off the woodlands and hills as they pursue the quarry across plains or through woods, fields, creeks, marshes and over rock walls and fences. A crescendo of sounds and sights that thrill you beyond imagination play out in front of you and your horse until the fox goes to ground or hounds lose the scent and the hunt is over. One can compare it to a theatrical production with mother nature the conductor and the hounds in full cry, accompanied by the hunting horn, the orchestra. Man is the audience privileged to watch, as hounds and fox or coyote, the actors, unveil the plot with never ever the same act repeated twice.

With the hounds
The popularity of foxhunting continues to grow. There are now 168 organized clubs in North America and Canada and organized member hunts exist in 37 states. There are many reasons for its popularity. There is an old adage that says, “some people ride to hunt, others hunt to ride”. Certainly the thrill of galloping over the countryside on a fine horse, who meets his fences well, is a thrill for anyone. Also, the sight of a pack of hounds in full cry is breathtaking. Today's hunters have a special reward, the permission to ride over private and public land which still constitutes magnificent open spaces. No group of individuals is more aware of this privilege, nor is there a group more outspoken in their desire to protect quarry and preserve their environment. It is enjoyed by people from all walks of life and any age. It is a wonderful recreation for the whole family that can be enjoyed for a lifetime."

- - An exerpt from the MFHA website.