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End Of Season Fox Hunting Workshop

Open: 3/4/2024
Close: 4/3/2024
Organizer: Clare Mansmann 5402727939

Join Tom and Clare Mansmann of Pacific Farms, located at Destinaire Farm in Hume, VA, for a workshop designed to prepare you and your horse for your NEXT season of fox hunting. We believe preparedness in the fundamentals is key to safety and fun, which equals success! Bring your hunt horse for a fun and encouraging experience, unpack your ‘23-‘24 season, and make a plan to improve upon the upcoming ‘24-‘25!
*If your horse is already on vacation, or you don’t currently have a horse to use, select Pacific Farms horses will be available for practice, for an additional fee. Please inquire!*
Auditing available for $50/person.
Lunch/snacks will be available daily.

Topics available to be covered, based on group:
Rider position and safety
Mounting and dismounting
Jumping footwork and gymnastics
Balance over terrain
Horse maneuverability
Gate work
Standing at checks
Water crossings/footing questions
Proper tack and safety equipment
Grooming and nutrition
Hoof care

First Flight- 9am-10:45am

Second Flight-11am-12:45pm

Third Flight- 1pm-2:45pm

*About Pacific Farms:

Tom and Clare Mansmann are lifelong and generational horsemen.
Tom comes from a long lineage of fox hunting, his grandmother, Alice Walton, being one of the first female joint masters of the Westmoreland Hunt. Throughout his years of eventing at the upper levels for Wash Bishop, he hunted professionally for numerous hunts in our area, including whipping, and earned his colors for Old Dominion Hunt in 2002. Tom also has a strong background in Dressage, Hunters, and Jumpers, as well as a history exercising steeplechase horses.
Clare Mansmann spent her early years in the Hunter, Jumper, and Dressge arenas before beginning Eventing through the top levels of sport. She spent several years exercising racehorses on the track and working professionally for the Piedmont Fox Hounds.
Together, Tom and Clare have a strong partnership and well-rounded ability to tailor a program proven to develop a variety of horses and riders in a fun and positive atmosphere. They love the sport of fox hunting and want to see the tradition continued for future generations.

Organizer Notes

Please bring water for horses. Proper helmet with chin strap and proper footwear required. All waivers must be signed, current coggins turned in.

First Flight


Second Flight


Third Flight


Auditing Fee


Administrative Information

  • Trailer Direction: Please park, as indicated and as for hunting, off of Keyser Rd.
  • Change Policy: Changes are not permitted.
  • Refund Policy: No refunds.
  • Entry Option(s) Secure Spot: Pay in full via STRIDER