Originally Posted by sillybunny11486
Dont most people who fox hunt do it for pleasure??
Its got to be expensive to keep all those dogs and horses begin with, so arent most of these people wealthy?
To your first question, yes. To your second, no.
Foxhunting can be extremely expensive if you have to pay a cubbing fee every time you ride, but if you get invited to join a hunt club you pay a once a year fee, plus whatever the cost is for a hunting license. Even though foxhunters don't actually hunt to kill, they must have hunting licenses.
horse sports, foxhunting is expensive. That doesn't mean only the wealthy foxhunt. I'm certainly no heiress, but I've been invited to join one of the local hunts, and JJ is being trained as my foxhunter.
Of course, you have to be INVITED to join a hunt club; you just can't decide you want in. They are
exclusive in that way, which may be why people think of them as something only the wealthy can afford.
I scrimp and save to have my horses, as do a lot of established hunt members.
The Master of the Hounds owns the dogs, but the club fees help defer the cost of keeping and training them.