South Creek Foxhounds is Florida's oldest fox hunting club, officially founded in 1965. South Creek Foxhounds is located in west central Florida (Tampa) Established in 1965 by the late Mr. Robert Thomas of Two Rivers Ranch, the hunt was recognized by the MFHA in 1972. Originally known as Two Rivers Hunt, the hunt moved from the Thomas Ranch over 10 years ago, and now has numerous fixtures in Pasco, Hernando, and Hillsborough Counties.
South Creek Foxhounds enjoys the chase from September through February of red and gray fox, bob cat, and the ever illusive, speedy coyote. We ride through pasture land, palmetto bushes, pine and oak forests, and cypress swamps. Our fences are primarily solid, inviting coops. Our pack consist of cross bred fox hounds which are hunted by Professional Huntsman Robert Douglas.
Dear Members and Friends,
Winston Churchill said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” We agree; and to us, no sport can ever equal foxhunting for pure unadulterated fun, for insight into human nature, for the best and worst in friends, for judgment, for decisions, for exercise, for comradeship, for sportsmanship.
We are looking forward to the 2013-2014 Season. We are very fortunate to have added two new hunting territories to our fixture card – Crescent C, located South of Tampa in Balm and Green Swamp West located in Dade City. Both are beautiful pieces of property which should provide plenty of sport and enjoyment.
We have purchased a brand new, state of the art, Hound Trailer which is lighter weight and will safely and easily transport our hounds to all our events. We have a significant number of hounds being entered this season which have shown a lot of promise over the summer and we are anxious to see how well they hunt. Be mindful to leave the puppies alone so they are not distracted.
The All Florida Meet and Hunt Ball Committees are already at work planning the 21st Annual All Florida Meet for our 49th Season, February 20 – 23, 2014. Be thinking about who you can invite to the Hunt Ball, which will be held at the Tampa Yacht & Country Club on Friday, February 21, 2014. It will be a Ball to Remember ~ it isn’t too early to start working on your dancing steps!
We are keenly aware we need to start thinking about the 2014-2015 Hunt Season, as it will be the 50th Anniversary of South Creek Foxhounds! We plan to make that a very special event and welcome your ideas and help. We look forward to another wonderful season of good sport and fellowship. Remember, have fun, stay safe and watch out for each other!
J. Patrick Michaels, Jr. Jt. MFH
Jack Pheathen, Jt. MFH
Vicki L. Reeves, Jt. MFH