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Harding Centennial Formal Hunt- October 22nd!

October 2

In celebration of Harding’s Centennial, the Harding Land Trust is proud to sponsor Formal Hunts on October 2nd and November 13th which are organized by the Spring Valley Hounds.

Seth E. Thomas Jr., a grandson of Seth Thomas the renowned clockmaker, established Spring Valley Hounds in 1915.  Originally a harrier hunt, later a fox hunt, it is now a “drag” hunt. A “drag” hunt is fox hunting minus the fox.  The hounds will follow a trail created by dragging a scent along a predefined course the morning of the hunt.

Good viewing opportunities are Bayne Park and Margetts Field.  The start and finish of the competition will be at the show grounds on Sand Spring Lane.  You will see horse and riders crisscrossing though out Town.  Please be mindful that horse and riders have the right of way.  And please leash your dogs.

The Harding Land Trust, a non-profit, volunteer organization, works to protect Harding’s large open spaces, the bridle trails, water as well as other ecological resources. 

These events would not be possible without the aid of our Bridle Path Association and Spring Valley Hounds and the Harding Township Police Department.




October 2