Welcome to South Creek Foxhounds!
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 six 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 consists of cross bred fox hounds which are hunted by Huntsmen Sarah Fox Sears.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 SCF Hunt Season!
The 2019-2020 SCF hunt season is finally behind us. It was a difficult transition season in many, many ways. However, the key words are “behind us” and we move forward with an enthusiastic staff lead by Mrs. Sarah Sears. Sarah will be hunting the hounds, managing the breeding, whelping and continued education and fitness of our wonderful pack. Backing her up at the kennels, in residence at the hunt house, our newest staff member, Mr. “Robby” DeLaRue, will handle day to day care of the hounds.
The entire staff have been working hard all summer pack training the young hounds and seeing to the health of the pack as a whole. Hounds have been walked out with staff twice a week and mounted hound walks over the summer have allowed new members and old members to introduce their horses and stay fit. You have one more chance for a
mounted hound walk on Saturday, August 29th. Be there, it is a beautiful ride whether you choose the fast flight or the slow flight.
Help each other stay safe. Please ride in the field that best suits you and your horse. Ask for assistance if needed. Control your horse or ask to be excused and return to the trailers with a fellow foxhunter. Keep your criticism to a minimum while hunting and report problems to the Field Secretary privately after the hunt. NO talking while hounds are hunting and use your “inside” voice at all times. We encourage everyone to review the MFHA’s publication “Introduction to Foxhunting”, or request a copy of “Foxhunting 101” from Master Vicki.
Our Calendar Highlights –
Fall Hunting Season begins Saturday, September 12
Opening Meet Saturday, November 28
Clay Shoot at FishHawk Sporting Clays Saturday, December 12
All Florida Meet February 24 – 28, 2021
Hunt Ball @ Tampa Yacht and Country Club Friday February 26, 2021.
Invite friends, encourage social members, sponsor events, volunteer at Hunter Paces and participate in fund raisers when possible. The financial security of SCF is mainly driven by dues, but all donations of time and money are appreciated. South Creek moves forward this season following tradition, growing membership, protecting hounds, providing good sport and inspiring memories for all of us willing to Kick On!
Vicki L. Reeves, Jt. MFH
Marylu Gallagher, Jt. MFH