Area hotel information: Best Western (919) 575-5942 Quality Inn (919)575-6565 The Inn at Creedmoor (919) 529-2034 Econo Lodge (919)575-6451
2018 TAR RIVER SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule of Events
Call James Ray for open running times 919-210-0186
May 4-6 - Southern Classic Numbers will start on March the 25th from 6pm to 9pm. Please call Carrie Davis at 434-210-0583. The hunt is May 4-6 at Tar River. Our master of hounds will be Amy Adams and Clint Thompson and Colby Taylor will be doing the bench show. We will be giving away 2 tons of Pride dog food along with Crystal for the winners. Please call and get your numbers.
May 19-20 - Beagle Hunt 2 Day * IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING THE VA STATE 2 DAY HUNT!!! – PLEASE READ!!! * This year’s VA STATE 2 Day will be held on Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th , 2018 at Tar River Fox Preserve in Creedmoor, NC. Address to Tar River is 2588 Sam Moss Hayes Rd. Creedmoor, NC 27522 ALL registration has to be complete on Friday May 18th. If you can not be there until the morning of the 1st day, please make arrangements for someone else to handle your registration on Friday. Hotels available in the area are as follows: Area hotel information: Best Western (919) 575-5942 Sunset Inn Express Inn (919)575-6565 The Inn at Creedmoor (919) 529-2034 Econo Lodge (919)575-6451 Be sure to mention that you are part of the VA State Beagle Hunt at the Fox pen since some of the hotels offer a discounted rate for fox hunters. Anyone wanting to stay at the pen needs to get with Robin Barefoot or David Bailey regarding bunk house rentals, camper hookups, or campers for rent. They can be reached on facebook messenger or at the contact numbers listed on their website https://tarriverpreserve.weebly.com/ The running will take place on Saturday and Sunday for a total of 4 hours each day, and there will be bench show on Saturday afternoon around 3pm. Roll call/Walk through will be around 6:15am each morning. Cast around 6:45am. A few things worth noting about this hunt that are different from the Nationals rules: (1). Blankets ARE allowed to be used for this hunt. But, the only markings or numbers your dog can have under the blanket is the matching number that is on the blanket! If anyone has a dog with different number bleached, painted, or died on a dog that is different from the number they plan to run on the blanket, that dog will not be allowed to run in the hunt. This also goes for old poorly stripped numbers that are still visible!!! (2). During the walk through/roll call in the morning on both days, the blanket the dog is going to wear during the hunt has to be attached and on the dog. We don't have time in the morning to wait around for folks to organize blankets on dogs. (3). We are excited to announce that the VFBA will be cooking a NO CHARGE meal for all hunters on SATURDAY night this year, not Friday night. The VFBA will be donating Ribeye steaks, corn, beans, and cookies for everyone to enjoy. We ask that everyone provide their own beverages. This will be a blast!!! (4.) Entry fee is $30 per dog. Any NON VFBA member that attends the hunt has to pay the $20 VFBA membership fee at time of registration if you have not already paid your membership at a prior hunt. (5). JOHNSON’S DOG SUPPLIES will be onsite for the course of the weekend providing all of your dog supplies. If you want to place an order now, I am sure Wally and Denise can plan to bring your order to the hunt. (6). We are not going to make everyone turn in their alpha boxes like they do at Nationals. But make it known that anyone caught toning or shocking their dog during the hunt will be disqualified from the hunt and asked to leave the facilities. The judges will be looking out for this, so it is recommended that everyone just set their box down in their vehicle and enjoy the good times being had at the viewing gate! May 26-28 - James River JAMES RIVER FHA 81ST ANNUAL 3 DAY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND JAMES RIVER FHA FIELD TRIAL & BENCH SHOW NATIONAL AFFILIATED. RUN UNDER NATIONAL RULES ALL AGE & DERBY RUN TOGETHER SCORED SEPARATELY
MASTER OF HOUNDS: PETE WARREN BENCH SHOW JUDGE: DEREK WOOTEN HAVE 25 JUDGES CONFIRMED TO COME THIS WILL BE A GRADE 2 HUNT FOR THE LEADER BOARD POINTS.
BENCH SHOW WILL BE ON MAY 26, 2018 AFTER THE CHICKEN SUPPER FOR THE HUNTERS. DJ WILL START UP AFTER BENCH SHOW IS OVER.
ENTRY FEE $56.00 PER HOUND. MEMBERSHIP $20.00
BEEN THE BIGGEST HUNT ON THE EAST COAST FOR AWHILE FOR THE HUNTERS AND FAMILIES TO COME TOGETHER FOR A FRIENDLY WEEKEND OF FUN AND GREAT FELLOWSHIP SO IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT YOUR FEEDING, COME TO THIS HUNT SOME OF THE BEST JUDGES IN THE STATE AND ONE OF THE BEST RUNNING PENS TO TRY SEE IF YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. THERE WILL BE FEED AT THIS HUNT FOR YOUR HOUNDS.
PRESIDENT BRIAN BELL 434 426 1143 VICE PRESIDENT DEREK DOSS 434 610 9030 SECETARY BETH WATKINS
FOR NUMBERS CALL DEREK DOSS NUMBERS START APRIL 8 2018
June 9 - Enbro Hunt Club 1 Day EMBRO HUNT CLUB 1ST ANNUAL 2CLASS SPPED AN DRIVE JUNE 9TH 2018 MOH JOEY FATRAT ROSS DERBY 0-299 900-999 AA 300-899 FOR NUMBERS CALL MULLET 252-213-1989 STARTING MAY 7TH 6PM NO CALLS AFTER 9PM COUNTS TOWARDS TEST OF BEST 5HR HUNT CAST AT LIGHT TOP 20 PLACES GIVEN OUT, 1-10 PLAQUE AN DOG FOOD. 11-20 PLAQUE GIVEN OUT OVER A PALLET OF FEED. $36.00 A DOG AT TAR RIVER BREAKFAST AN LUNCH $5.00 A PIECE WILL ALSO HAVE 50/50 RAFFLE June 16 - Bullock Fire Dept 1 Day
July 6-8 - NC Open. Numbers given out beginning June 9. 919-820-3405 at 9 a.m. National Rules. Leaderboard and Creedmoor Crown Qualified $56 per hound entry fee $20 membership Call Robin D. Barefoot at 919-820-3405 beginning Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9 a.m. for numbers Entries begin Thursday, July 5th at 5 p.m. at the preserve Running Friday, Saturday, Sunday Fellowship meal Friday at 6 p.m. with bench show following Awards will be Pride and Showtime dog feed and hound supplies from Johnson’s Dog Supplies Master of Hounds: Clyde Sutton Bench Show Judge: Jonathan Bender President: James Ray Secretary Robin D. Barefoot Area hotel accommodations, all on W. Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor: Ask for the foxhunters rate! Sunset Inn (919) 575-6565 Best Western (919) 575-5942 EconoLodge (919) 575-6451
August 11 - Midway 1 Day
September 1-3 - VA/Carolina Classic. Numbers given out beginning August 11. 919-820-3405 at 9 a.m. Chase Publishing and The Hunter's Horn will give $250.00 to the winning Derby hound and $250.00 to the winning All Age hound, provided these hounds are Chase and Horn registered PRIOR to the start of the field trial!! Get those hounds registered!!
September 15 - Java 1 Day
September 28-30 - NC Classic. Numbers given out beginning September 1. 919-820-3405 at 9 a.m.
October 6th - Little Man Foundation 1 Day. This is a fundraiser with the proceeds being donated to the Duke Children's Hospital and a scholarship to the Vance/Granville Nursing School. Joey Ross will be providing more information. THIS HUNT WILL AWARD AN EXTRA 3 CREEDMOOR CROWN POINTS TO THE TOP 10!!
October 18-20 - East Coast Masters
2018 Pee Dee FHA 3 Day Bench Show & Field Trial November 14th - 17th , 2018 Location: Tar River Fox Pen in Creedmoor NC Nationally Affiliated Will count for the 2018 Leaderboard 2 Day Derby 3 Day All Age Run Together, Scored Separately Bench Show will be after the 1st day of Running Entry Fee $65.00 per Hound Membership Fee $20.00 Cash Prize to the High Speed and Drive dog every day Dog Food to the winner. Go ahead and mark your Calendars and tell the boss you going to be sick. Alot more info to come as the hunt gets closer.
November 30-December 2 - American Invitational Running Hound Classic