MEMBERSHIP 

  1. Read about membership categories, pricing and payment options. If you have questions, Messenger Ottawa Valley Hunt or email secretary@ottawavalleyhunt.com.
  2. Fill out the application/renewal form. If this is a new application, wait for the board's approval. Don't worry, we're fast!
  3. Choose your payment method. If you have questions about payment, Messenger Ottawa Valley Hunt or email treasurer@ottawavalleyhunt.com.
Upon joining, new riding members will receive refunds of their Learn to Hunt clinic fees (a $150 value) as well any current season caps (a value of $100 each), if taken earlier that season.

Hunting and riding memberships

Those members with hunting memberships (senior hunting, intermediate hunting, junior hunting, and patron membership) can participate in all hunts and cross-country rides throughout the year.

Senior hunting - Age 30+
  • Age 30 and up
  • Voting membership
  • One-time initiation fee of $1,000.  Limited time: $250 initiation!
  • Plus $50 MFHA fee & HST
  • Required to host a greenbox dinner annually (buddy up for the first 2 years)

Lump sum fee:
$1,519.00 for renewing members who've already paid initiation fee.  
$1,801.50 for new members, inclusive of initiation fee. 
Monthly installments are available; inquire with Treasurer.

Intermediate hunting - Age 19-29
  • Ages 19 - 29
  • Non-voting membership
  • No initiation fee
  • Plus $50 MFHA fee & HST
  • No requirement to host a greenbox dinner

Lump sum fee: $784.00
Monthly installments are available; inquire with Treasurer.

Junior hunting - Under 18s - Apply to be sponsored at no cost!
  • Ages 18 and younger
  • Non-voting membership
  • No initiation fee
  • Plus $20 MFHA fee & HST
  • No requirement to host a greenbox dinner

Lump sum payment: $246.00
Through a Donor's generosity, full sponsorships are available by application only.

Patron membership

Available for initiated 'proprietor' members who wish to become Patrons of the Hunt.  Membership includes senior hunting membership privileges, as well as an offer of fellowship to a social, intermediate hunting member, or elevation of a social member to senior hunting status.  Proprietor fees for new social memberships may be included.  A Patron member receives recognition as a Patron of the Fox or a Patron of the Hound.

  • Age 19 and up
  • Voting membership
  • Plus $50 MFHA fee & HST

Lump sum fee: $5,685.00
Monthly installments are available; inquire with Treasurer.


Social and other memberships

Social membership
  • Voting membership
  • One-time initiation fee of $1,000.00. Limited time offer: $250 initiation!
  • Host one greenbox dinner every other year (buddy up for the first 2 years)
  • Permitted to buy and use up to 3 caps per year
  • Can attend all spring/summer trail rides
  • Fee includes HST

Lump sum fee:
$565.00 for members who have paid their initiation fee. 
$847.50 for new members, inclusive of initiation fee.
Monthly installment payments are available; inquire with Treasurer. 

Limited social membership

By invitation from the Board only.

  • Voting membership.
  • Attend the occasional greenbox dinner and other member activities; not required to host a greenbox.
  • Retains the right to previously earned colours.
  • Fee includes HST.

Lump sum fee: $565.00
Monthly installment payments are available; inquire with Treasurer. 

Proprietor Non-Active (PNA)/Absentee Membership
  • Non-active, non-voting member not entitled to participate in the club’s activities.
  • Remain a member of the club, by annually paying a nominal inactivity fee.
  • Retains the right to previously earned colours.
  • May become a voting member at any time, with full payment of an annual membership fee in the voting classes.
  • Fee includes HST

Lump sum fee: $113.00

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Participation in the OVH teams

The Hunt depends on volunteers to make our trail riding, hunts and social events a success!  Where does your interest and/or expertise lie?

  • Barkeeping
  • Social media 
  • Drag laying **KEY**
  • IT tech support
  • Hunt Ball
  • Juniors Program mentorship
  • Public/horse events
  • Social events
  • Territory management
  • Facility maintenance
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New members

  1. Fill out the new member form or junior program application. Both of these contain your riding waiver.
  2. Once your application is approved, pay the membership fee. If your Junior Program application is approved, you don’t need to pay a membership fee. If applicable for your category, choose the option with the proprietor/initiation fee included. 
  3. Print and complete the medical questionnaire and bring them to the first ride.
  4. You will be assigned an experienced hunt member who will “buddy” up with you. This may include riding with you during your first few rides or hunts, helping you understand what is happening and generally being there to answer any questions you may have.

Renewing your membership

  1. Fill out the membership renewal form or junior program application. Both of these contain your riding waiver.
  2. Pay the membership fee.  If your Junior program application is approved, you don’t need to pay a membership fee.
  3. Print and complete the medical questionnaire and bring them to the first ride.

Payment options

  1. Monthly subscription using PayPal (upon request).
  2. Lump sum using PayPal or e-transfer to purchases@ottawavalleyhunt.com (autodeposited)
  3. Make a cheque out to "Ottawa Valley Hunt" and mail it to the Treasurer:
    OVH c/o Marj Botsford
    2822 B Sandalwood Drive #116
    Ottawa ON K1V 2T7