William Woods University equestrian students and faculty have received the extraordinary invitation to ride with the Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club, Afton, VA this fall.
Dr. Rita Mae Brown, noted author, equestrian and Master of Fox Hounds for the Oak Ridge club has graciously invited William Woods University. Afton is located in Nelson County, Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about twenty miles west of Charlottesville.
Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club members will be supplying the horses for the William Woods University contingent to ride.
This opportunity is open to riders of all seats, but Fox Hunting is a very different type of riding experience. Riders must be comfortable galloping cross-country over uneven terrain, riding 4 or 5 hours at a time and have ridden at least one semester of Hunt Seat at William Woods.
The hunt runs from October 20 – 24. This will be the fourth time Equestrian Studies has had the amazing opportunity to ride with the Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club.