What a great weekend in Burwell! So much was accomplished =) All the coops (except 3) were cleaned up, repaired and made ready for the Performance Trials.

Today we hunted from The Matranga’s. Huntsman Dave, Professional Whipper-in Bre, whips Catherine, Jubilee and Jay. I was the FM and the field was Diane A, Brit and Adam Gengenbach, Michelle and Harper Tjardes, Bray Duckworth and Sherry Jarvis.

Huntsman Dave
Sherry Jarvis
Adam Gengenbach
MFH Luke





Road Whips and Whoopee Wagon support: MFH Monte, MFH Luke, Ken

Tjardes and boys.

The hounds worked well and Bre and Catherine viewed our very first coyote of the season! It was so humid and hot that the hounds were overwhelmed by the heat. Huntsman Dave collected all the hounds and went in search of water.

After a good drenching, we set off again in search of the viewed coyote. We had a moment of wild riding and Huntsman Dave cowboyed up and show us what REAL riding looks like.

Michelle and Harper

We didn’t find anything, so we hacked home, stopping for a quick WW break.

Staff: L to R
Catherine, Bre, Jay, Jubilee, Dave

A fabulous lunch spread was laid out by the Tjardes family. Five different sandwich meats, cheeses, fruit, watermelon, chips and a variety of brownies.

I gained several pounds this weekend.

This Wednesday is the Safe Rider Program at The Farm. Please RSVP to Bre.

Sunday is the Puppy Paloosa!


NHH Honorary Secretary

Thank you Traci Duckworth and Sherry Jarvis for the use of your photos =)

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.