The Steeplechase Course

The Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course, affectionately known as "The Racecourse," is located at 240 North Street in Medfield, Massachusetts. The property is the jewel in the crown of the land the Norfolk Hunt is privileged to use. The fifty-acre space is comprised of flat surfaces, rolling hills, trails, open fields and wooded areas, many of which feature traditional foxhunting obstacles, including, stonewalls, banks, brush jumps, coops, hogbacks, cordwood, and more. The Steeplechase Course is home to many of Norfolk's events including fox hunts, hound schoolings, foxhunting clinics, The Norfolk Hunt Horse Show, Polo In the Country, the Norfolk Hunt Field Hunter Show, Norfolk Hunt Derby Cross and the Norfolk Hunter Trials, among others. Norfolk's traditional Thanksgiving Hunt departs from the Steeplechase Course each year.

The Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course is part of the Wardner Farm Trust property, which is maintained and managed by the Norfolk Hunt Club. The land was acquired by the Wardner Farm Trust for the Club's use in 1927, at which time it was home to hound schoolings, steeplechase races and other equine events.

 
 
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friends of the steeplechase course

Become a Friend of the Steeplechase Course and help defray the expenses associated with managing and maintaining this special property.

Funds received from Friends of the Steeplechase Course will be used to: pay property taxes; lime, fertilize and mow fields; clear trails of brush, branches and downed trees; build and maintain jumps, and other expenses related to the land.

To make a donation, please fill out the pledge form:

 Photo Credit Ruth Baltopoulos

contact information

For information regarding the Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course, to receive permission to use the Steeplechase Course (please ask at least one to two days in advance), to report damage to the land or jumps, or to report inappropriate behavior at the site, please contact:

Soo Billings
soogould@comcast.net

and

Lisa Lewis
president@norfolkhunt.com

 
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RUles and waiver

Please mail signed waivers to:

Norfolk Hunt Club
P.O. Box 242
Dover, MA 02030

Or, place signed waiver in the mailbox at 243 North Street, which is directly across from the entrance to the Steeplechase Course.