Dear fellow fox hunter,

I hope everyone had a restful and blessed Thanksgiving. So very many people, things and activities that we are thankful for.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to ride and hunt, most especially to hunt with NHH and all the friends that I have made while hunting these last 20 years. This past weekend has me reflecting on this as we traveled to Tipton to enjoy the fellowship and graciousness of our hosts Tom and Lyse. They open their home, their pastures and barn and their land for us to hunt across. Here is a post that Lyse wrote on NHH FB page: ‘Thank you so much for coming to Tipton with an iffy weather forecast. I appreciate Deb Graham and Susan Bingham for providing beautiful brunches and Alana (McNutt) and Elizabeth Conyers for the lovely Stirrup cups. Will always remember Deb’s elegant whoopee break at the edge of the ravine in a corn field! Jenny Wheatley teaching us how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls! A dab of healthy food amongst the mountain everyone else brought to share! Susan’s birthday party. All the little kids! Wayne Van Pelt has converted me to biscuits and gravy! The guests who came were delightful and there was such happiness in the air! Tom and I were surprised and touched by the beautiful framed Covertside, the classic hunting tome “Never Outfoxed” and the other swag from the recent hound championships where the hound that Deb named did so well (Lyse). We built our property just for the purpose of foxhunting weekend fun and Cedar Run is now very quiet….Until next time. Bless you all and happy Thanksgiving. XXOXX Lyse and Tom”

I can only add that we had a great day hunting on Sunday. Huntsman Dave said the hounds worked so well that he placed in his top 5 hunts. They ended that fabulous work by pushing a big black coyote out into the open and those that saw him were amazed at his size. He was able to escape through all the corn that was still waiting to be harvested.

these were so good! Holly Barrett made theseLyse actually means Nebraska, not Monte =)

Catherine Dargin, Jenny Wheatley, Laura Allen

we’re ready to GO HUNTING!


waking up to 6″ of snow. Thank you Deb G for the stirrup cup!

Tom Leavenworth

new member Laura Allen

Huntsman David (Dude) Kruger

Kristen Van Pelt and new member Catherine Dargin

We take our whoppee seriously! Thank you Deb for setting up in the middle of the corn field (and for Tom towing her vehicle out )

practicing my slefies =)

what is this woman doing?

one more =)

Jim McNutt

brunch on Saturday. Lasagna and chicken alfredo, salad and bread.

Saturday night Jenny giving her cooking demo

Thank you Lyse and Tom for ALL that you do!

breakfast Sunday (breaking the fast is not what we were doing)

Morning stirrup cup, thank you Elizabeth Conyers and friends

Hacking home Sunday

what we all felt like after brunch on Sunday

Thank you Jenny Wheatley and Diane Antisdel for the use of your pictures

Have a wonderful, safe and blessed week



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.