MEMBERSHIP

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

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

Voting memberships

  • Hunting (age 30 and up)
  • Riding
  • Social
  • Limited social (by invitation from the Board only)
  • Patron

Non-voting memberships

  • Intermediate hunting (ages 19 – 29)
  • Junior hunting (up to age 18)
  • Proprietor non-active (PNA / Absentee)

Hunting and riding memberships

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. 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.

Hunting

Voting membership

Age 30 and up

There is a one-time proprietor/initiation fee of $1,000.00.
Limited time: $250.000 initiation fee!

Required to host a greenbox annually (buddy up for the first 2 years)

$35 MFHA fee (no HST)

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

Intermediate hunting

Non-voting membership

19 – 29 years of age

There is no proprietor/initiation fee

No requirement to host a greenbox

$35 MFHA fee (no HST)

$713 HST and MFHA incl.

Junior hunting

Non-voting membership

Age 18 and younger

There is no proprietor/initiation fee

No requirement to host a greenbox

$10 MFHA fee (no HST)

$236.00 HST and MFHA incl. 

Barn membership

Non-voting membership

Age 18 and younger for students

There is no proprietor/initiation fee

No requirement to host a greenbox

$10 MFHA fee (no HST)

$944.00 HST and MFHA incl. for 4 

Riding membership

Voting membership

Age 19 and up

There is a one-time proprietor/initiation fee of $1,000.00.
Limited time: $250.00 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. 

Permitted to buy and use up to 3 caps a year

Patron membership

Voting membership

Age 19 and up

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.

$35 MFHA fee (no HST)

$5,685.00 HST incl. 

Social memberships

Social

Voting membership

Host one greenbox every other year (buddy up for the first 2 years)

There is a one-time proprietor/initiation fee of $1,000.00.
Limited time: $250.00 initiation fee!

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

Permitted to buy and use up to 3 caps per year

Limited social
(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.

$565.00 HST incl.

Other memberships

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.

$113.00 HST incl.

Summary of 2020 membership fees

View summary PDF

 

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


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 forms that will be emailed to you 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.