Rider Safety

Hello everyone,

I have been a riding member with NHH since MFH Dave K introduced me to this wild and crazy sport in 1999.

I started leading the field 4-5 years ago when MFH Luke M was gravely injured in a fall at Burwell. Sam was able to drive her suburban back into the country and take Luke to Burwell, where he was subsequently air flighted to Grand Island (I think?). Diane A was riding and was able to assist and give medical advice. A great thing having someone with medical knowledge in the field.

We went a long time with out any serious injuries, until Anne M had that horrific fall in Cumberland. Again, we had excellent medical coverage with Melinda M. However, there was a struggle to find Anne’s closest contact.

I would really appreciate it if each riding member could send me their emergency contact information. I always carry my phone and I will put that information in my phone in the event we need to contact anyone.

It’s not the perfect solution, I’ll put all the information in a notebook, as well. Since I don’t hunt every weekend.

Some members have suggested buying the gorilla bracelet which has that information listed.

Please give it some thought, I would be most grateful.

Sincerely,

Carine

Honorary Secretary

Not for the squeamish- here are pictures of our dear friend Anne M’s back surgery after a fall.  She was wearing a helmet- and we are very happy to still have her with us.  

Anne M's Xray Anne M's staples

The Farm at Butterflat Creek

The Farm is a Hunter/Jumper facility that specializes mainly in Foxhunting and hunts with the North Hills Hunt. We compete in "B" and "A", as well as schooling shows. Carine is also a USEF licensed ‘r’ Hunter course designer. Our facilities include the main barn with indoor arena, box stalls, viewing/tack room, and restroom. There is also a large outdoor arena and 1 mile track that surrounds the hay field. Including the indoor stalls, there are also outdoor runs with shelter, as well as one large mare turnout and two large gelding turnouts.