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COME RIDE

WITH US

Dedicated to Exceptional Country, Superior Hounds, Sturdy Horses, Outstanding Staff, Wonderful & Involved Members, Strong Leadership, and Great Sport!

 

CLUB

INFORMATION

HUNTSMAN

Claire Buchy-Anderson

MASTERS

Steve Lyons, Paul V. McEnroe,  Jef and Katie Graham

TERRITORY

Rolling hills covered with oaks, brush, and pasture land; in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

HON SECRETARY
Dale Hoeffliger
SEASON

October (autumn hunting)-April. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or Sundays. Visitors permitted to hunt—for details contact us below

FOXHOUNDS

American, Penn-Marydel, English, Crossbred, Blanc Noir and Grand Gascon Saintongeois.

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OUR VISION

One of our club's greatest assets is our beautiful hunt country. Together with our warm hospitality, we enjoy riding our horses out in the wild while appreciating the work of the hounds seeking and chasing the scent of the quarry.

 

The social interaction and non-competitiveness of SYVH is what is unique and special to this equestrian discipline. Mounted on horseback, you become part of nature's theater through the rolling hills and meadows 
of the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys. 

The Santa Ynez Valley Hounds purpose is to provide our members with an enjoyable sport. Our traditions are devised to respect our landowners, to enhance our riding pleasure, and to preserve the traditions of our sport for future generations.    

 

SYVH's growth has come from members who encourage others to learn about the sport and to participate not only by riding to hounds, but also by supporting social activities such as our Hunt Ball, Landowners' Appreciation BBQ, and summer trail rides. Camaraderie among members also comes from support of the Western States Hound Show, the Hound Performance Trials, The Western Hunt Challenge Tour, and our Race Meet & Derby Trials. 

SYVH will continue to provide the opportunity to meet with friends who share the love of riding to hounds.

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BECOME A MEMBER

Santa Ynez Valley Hounds welcomes like-minded individuals and families who want to enjoy the thrill of foxhunting with a great pack of hounds. We invite you to come out and join us on hound training and exercise, trail rides, and capping during hunting season. These are all great ways to meet members, see our club in action, and learn the country. If you have questions or want more information, email us at info@syvhounds.com. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Annual Members Meeting and Social-Catered Event
    Annual Members Meeting and Social-Catered Event
    Sat, Mar 16
    Buellton
    Mar 16, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Buellton, Rancho La Purisima, 2085 Jonata Park Rd, Buellton, CA 93427, USA
    This is an open event for family and friends. It's a great opportunity for us all to gather, to do a little bit of business, and have a whole lot of fun!
  • Guest Day at Kick On Ranch
    Guest Day at Kick On Ranch
    Time is TBD
    Santa Barbara County
    Time is TBD
    Santa Barbara County, Old Careaga Ranch Rd, California 93455, USA
    50% off Capping Fee to Come and Ride to the Hounds. Nothing better than being horseback or in the Tally Ho Wagon to come and enjoy the splendor of the country with beautiful hounds, majestic oaks, and fast friends made. Call after 5pm Friday-Hotline 805.564.6875 for time and details.
  • Non-Members/Guests AUTUMN SEASON CAPPING FEE
    Non-Members/Guests AUTUMN SEASON CAPPING FEE
    Time is TBD/ Hotline 805.564.6875
    Santa Maria
    Time is TBD/ Hotline 805.564.6875
    Santa Maria, 8400 Old Careaga Ranch Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Time is TBD/ Please call the hotline 805.564.6875
  • Capping Fee-Young Adults 20-26
    Capping Fee-Young Adults 20-26
    Time is TBD
    Call the hotline 805.564.6875
    Time is TBD
    Call the hotline 805.564.6875
    Weekday/Weekend
  • Non-Members/Guests FORMAL SEASON CAPPING FEE
    Non-Members/Guests FORMAL SEASON CAPPING FEE
    Time is TBD
    Please call the hotline 805.564.6875
    Time is TBD
    Please call the hotline 805.564.6875
    Formal attire-black melton coat, canary or tattersall vest, white shirt, plain white or palest yellow stock tie, stock pin, beige or canary breeches, plain black boots.
  • Non-Members/Guests WEEKDAY RIDING TO THE HOUNDS Tuesday's and Thursday's
    Non-Members/Guests WEEKDAY RIDING TO THE HOUNDS Tuesday's and Thursday's
    Call the Hotline 805.564.6875 after 5pm
    Kick On Ranch
    Call the Hotline 805.564.6875 after 5pm
    Kick On Ranch, 8400 Old Careaga Ranch Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Tuesday dress attire- Informal or "Ratcatcher" traditionally worn during autumn hunting. Tweed or linen jacket in muted colors, neck or stock tie, ladies may wear a choker with their riding blouse, breeches: rust, grey, or beige. THURSDAY'S-Any button down shirt. No red, (reserved for staff).
  • BREAKFAST Formal Opening Meet
    BREAKFAST Formal Opening Meet
    Sun, Dec 10
    Kick On Ranch
    Dec 10, 2023, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Kick On Ranch
    Enjoy a delicious catered breakfast provided by High on the Hog. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available.
  • Trail Ride at the Legendery Live Oak Trails
    Trail Ride at the Legendery Live Oak Trails
    Sat, Dec 09
    Live Oak Trail off Hwy 154
    Dec 09, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Live Oak Trail off Hwy 154
    Get another perspective of Cachuma Lake with a visit across the Santa Ynez River. Rob Mehl longtime SYVH member and local rider of the immense trail system will be leading the way.
  • Catered Breakfast at Autumn Season Opening Meet
    Catered Breakfast at Autumn Season Opening Meet
    Mon, Oct 30
    Santa Maria
    Oct 30, 2023, 8:09 PM
    Santa Maria, 8400 Old Careaga Ranch Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    It's time for our favorite season "Riding to the Hounds"! After our meet, enjoy a taco or two or three and all the sides. Bring your own beverage and enjoy the camaraderie and catch up with old and new friends!
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It's a beautiful day to ride!

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