In New Zealand there are around 4500 hunting participants of all ages, from all walks of life involved in the sport, of which many of these are of varying riding ability enjoying the thrill of riding horses to hounds.

The Birchwood Hunt at Isla Bank 2011

Hunts in NZ are all subscription packs administered by an elected Master and officials with the opportunity to hunt available to all.

A Huntsman is employed by or contracted to the Hunt to care for and hunt the hounds and maintain the Hunts property.

Hunting is a unique sport as it provides the opportunity for several generations to participate equally in sport together. It allows participants to enjoy the great outdoors whist experiencing the thrill of the chase following hounds over New Zealand's wonderful countryside in areas where access would not normally be available.

The King Country Hunt - towards Te Kuiti