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Palm Beach Hounds Foxhunting Group

Cubbing & Hunting

Hunt Schedule


Hunts begin promptly at 8am every Saturday and Wednesday. On Saturdays, members meet for a hosted breakfast after the ride.


Throughout the season, and year-round, our group hosts social events and outings. 

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The Formal Hunt Season Is Marked By Multiple Events

the blessing of the hounds before the opening hunt

Blessing of the Hounds

The Opening Hunt is marked by a Blessing of the Hounds.  

A ceremony dating back to the 8th century in France, it is a solemn moment when the riders pay homage to the hounds and receive a blessing of protection for all of the animals involved in the hunt.

"May the horses to be surefooted, the hounds to be swift and disciplined, and the foxes to be fleet of foot and elusive."

priest giving the blessing to the hounds, horses, riders and foxes
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bagpipes to celebrate the tradition of the blessing of the hounds for opening hunt
Boxing Day in florida with Palm Beach Hounds
Boxing Day with the hunt
paying tribute to the huntsman on boxing day

Boxing Day

The day after Christmas is the Boxing Day hunt.

This is the day the hunt shows appreciation for the Huntsman for showing good sport throughout the season. Members reward the Huntsman for his hard work with small gifts and an acknowledgment of the dedication required to produce a pack of skilled fox hounds.

December 26th is also the feast day of St. Stephens, the patron saint of horses.

fun with the opening meet for a fox hunt

Opening Meet

The Opening Hunt is not only marked by a Blessing of the Hounds, but is the day everyone gets dressed in colors and joins the group.  

The opening meet is a day for celebration to mark the formal hunt season. The fox hunters are dressed and ready, the horses are braided and excited, the hounds are groomed and ready to run!

fox hunt opening meet
fox hunt on opening day meet
fox hunt opening day of formal hunt season
opening day for foxhunting in florida

A friend of the hunt is a friend for life.


The Entire Year Is Full of Social Events

cocktail party with equestrian fox hunting group

Mid-Season Cocktails

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Sunset Beach Party

Polo Players

Polo Match at Vero Beach

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Miscellaneous Events

Friends & Food

Hunt Breakfasts

Every Saturday during formal hunt season, a member hosts a hunt breakfast after the ride.
This is a great time to relive the stories of the day and get to know your fellow members.
You'll find hospitality, food, and friends - no better combination to celebrate the day!

Bright Lights, Big City

Parade of Hounds

Ride with the hounds under the bright lights of the Wellington Show Arena to educate the public about our hunt and the conservation efforts provided by our organization.

Annual Hunt Ball

Dinner, Dancing, & Auction

Closing weekend is full of activities.  There is an extra hunt on Friday, followed by a hunt breakfast, and that evening is the black tie Hunt Ball. There is dinner, dancing with live music, multiple auctions, and an awards ceremony.  A pig roast on Saturday is another time for festivities, capped off by a Sunday hunt and closing hunt breakfast. A weekend full of excitement!