MEMBERSHIP

The Ottawa Valley Hunt (OVH) loves to welcome new members!

We try and make it as easy and as affordable as possible for new riders to join our club. We offer a variety of memberships which are primarily based on one of two criteria in voting and non-voting flavours:

  1. Your age (on 1st January) – this determines if you are a junior/intermediate/senior
  2. Do you want to hunt, participate in cross-country rides or become a social member?

Hunting and riding memberships

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New in 2020!

New in 2020 is the riding membership category. These riding members can participate in the OVH cross-country rides organized in the spring and summer.

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

Senior hunting
  • Age 30 and up
  • Voting membership
  • One-time proprietor/initiation fee of $1,000.00. Limited time: $250.000 initiation fee!
  • $35 MFHA fee (no HST)
  • Required to host a greenbox annually (buddy up for the first 2 years)

Fee for members who have paid their proprietor fee: $1,391.00 with HST and MFHA incl.
Fee for new members: $1,673.50 with HST and MFHA incl.

Intermediate hunting
  • Ages 19 - 29
  • Non-voting membership
  • No proprietor/initiation fee
  • $35 MFHA fee (no HST)
  • No requirement to host a greenbox

Fee for new members: $713 with HST and MFHA incl.

Junior hunting
  • Ages 18 and younger
  • Non-voting membership
  • No proprietor/initiation fee
  • $10 MFHA fee (no HST)
  • No requirement to host a greenbox

Fee for new members: $236 with HST and MFHA incl.

Barn membership

Barn memberships are for a stable owner or coach. They can buy a minimum of 4 junior memberships and these can then be shared amongst their students. 

  • Age 18 and younger for students
  • Non-voting membership
  • No proprietor/initiation fee
  • $10 MFHA fee (no HST)

Fee: $944.00 with HST and MFHA incl. for 4

Patron membership

Available for proprietor members who wish to become patrons of the hunt. Membership includes senior hunting membership privileges, as well as an offer of fellowhip of 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 received recognition as a patron of the Fox or Patron of the Hound.

  • Age 19 and up
  • Voting membership
  • $35 MFHA fee (no HST)

Fee: $5,685.00 HST and MFHA incl.

Riding membership - NEW

Riding membership holders can attend the OVH cross-country rides in the spring and summer.

  • Age 19 and up
  • Voting membership
  • Permitted to buy and use up to 3 caps a year
  • One-time proprietor/initiation fee of $1,000.00. Limited time: $250.000 initiation fee!
  • For 2020 only: No obligation to host a greenbox

Fee for members who have paid their proprietor fee: $565.00 HST incl. 
Fee for new members: $847.50 HST incl.


Social and other memberships

Social membership
  • Voting membership
  • One-time proprietor/initiation fee of $1,000.00. Limited time: $250.000 initiation fee!
  • Host one greenbox every other year (buddy up for the first 2 years)
  • Permitted to buy and use up to 3 caps per year

Fee for members who have paid their proprietor fee: $565.00 HST incl.
Fee for new members: $847.50 HST incl.

Limited social membership

By invitation from the Board only.

  • Voting membership
  • Attend the occasional greenbox and other member activities, not required to host a greenbox 
  • May keep their colours

Fee: $565.00 HST incl.

Proprietor non-active/absentee membership
  • Non-voting member who is not entitled to participate in the club’s activities
  • Remain a member of the club by paying an annual inactive fee 
  • Retains the right to previously earned colours 
  • May become a voting member at any time with the payment of the annual membership fee

Fee: $113.00 HST incl.

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Participation in the OVH teams

We need volunteer participation from every member to make our trail riding, hunting and events a success. Some of the teams include:

  • Bar
  • Communications & membership
  • Drag laying
  • Facilities
  • Hunt Ball
  • Junior Program
  • Public/horse events
  • Social events
  • Territory management
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How do I become a member?

  1. Fill out the membership form or Junior Program application.
  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. You can pay either in a lump sum or in monthly installments if you sign up before April 1.
  3. Print and complete the waiver and 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 form (which includes team sign up) or Junior Program application.
  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 waiver and medical questionnaire and bring them to the first ride.

Payment options

  1. Use e-transfer (purchases@ottawavalleyhunt.com, no password required),
  2. Send a cheque made to Ottawa Valley Hunt to c/o Treasurer Kirsi O’Connor, 27 Millford Avenue, Ottawa ON K2G 1C1, or
  3. Pay by PayPal (see below; you can choose it to charge either PayPal balance, your bank account or your credit card).

Lump sum for individual hunting and riding members
(HST and MFHA included as applicable)

Click on the downward arrow for the dropdown. New members and those who haven’t paid their proprietor fee yet, please select the option with proprietor fee included.


Includes HST and MFHA as applicable.



Lump sum for social and other members
(HST and MFHA included as applicable)

Click on the downward arrow for the dropdown. New members and those who haven’t paid their proprietor fee yet, please select the option with proprietor fee included.


Includes HST and MFHA as applicable.