The Kangaroo Island Hunt Club had its opening hunt at the St Ives property on May 12.
The day began with a barbecue lunch as horse floats trailed through the mud in droves, with a fantastic 19 riders attending on the day.
Long-time club member Roger Borgmeyer opened the 2019 Hunt Season with the cutting of the ribbon, declaring happy hunting for the winter ahead.
With that the sound of hooves, big and small, set off across the beautiful property of St Ives.
Annette Florance led the group as this year's Hunt Master.
It was great to see so many new and continuing members come along for the ride.
With perfect weather to match the ride, there were many smiling faces coming through the final gate.
A special thanks to the McGorman family for allowing us to use their property.
KI Hunt Club's next ride was at Ti-tree, David and Nell Hall's property at Haines, mother nature provided us with perfect hunting weather and no wind.
There were 14 riders attended again with many new faces both jumping and non jumping.
Ti-tree provides many different fences of varying heights, non being compulsory so a great course for riders and horses to get their confidence over.
A most enjoyable day was had by all followed by a pooled afternoon tea.
Next hunt is the State Combined Hunt hosted by the Strathalbyn Hunt Club on the June long weekend and the KI Hunt Club will resume with a ride out on June 16.
Please see Facebook for details. - Annette