Northern California Fall Fox Hunt: October 17-19, 2014
Written by Ponygirl Splinter
Saturday, 19 January 2013 00:00
Fall Fox Hunt: Saratoga Springs Retreat, Oct. 17-19, 2014.
"Unleash your inner annimal!"
The original Northern California Human Fox Hunt has set up shop in beautiful Saratoga Springs, Upper Lake, California, to provide you with an unforgettable experience that combines animal roleplay, chase and capture scenarios, play parties, and high-fetish for a weekend of fun, frolic and fantasy.
The Fox Hunt is a live-action role-playing game of wit and wile, prowess and pursuit, where a human fox attempts to outwit teams of human hunting dogs, ponies, hunters, handlers, and trainers in an outdoor setting. Spectators can follow closely behind to watch as the fox is routed out by the pups and chased down and cornered. The hunt frequently takes on a kinky bent where the team that captures the fox negotiates a BDSM scene symbolizing the ritualized dismemberment in the spirit of fox hunting.
ALL animal role players and trainers/owners/wranglers/friends are welcome to play or watch in this gorgeous, pristine outdoor setting. No experience is necessary. No partners are necessary – there are usually enough additional wranglers and animals to go around for everyone.
This clothing-optional venue provides a safe, sane, and consensual environment for you to romp/frolic/gallop about as you please. There is plenty of outdoor space for lunge line running, cart pulling, a huge indoor BDSM play space, and 266 forested acres for the hunts. And remember hunters and campers, there are absolutely no clothingrestrictions whatsoever. This means that you can have dinner in your finest latex cat costume, or have breakfast in your dog bowl. A fully-staffed kitchen is onsite for all of your dining needs.
Friday night we are having a social so old friends can catch up and new friends can be made. Saturday morning after a community breakfast is our showcase event, the Fox Hunt (most likely more than one!). Saturday night will have presentations noted animal-role players. After the presentations you can get your kink on at the BDSM play party in the 2400 square-foot Heart Lodge Reception Hall. Throughout the weekend, you can relax by the campfire, enjoy the olympic-size pool, wander the grounds, hang out at the bonfire, or share in the 13' wide hot tub. The play space will be open 24-hours a day. Additional activities to follow!
Basic Registration starts at $189 per person. This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE package price (food, beverages, etc.) and includes camping and full use of all of the facilities (in addition to a free commerative run-pin!). If you wish to reserve bed space, there are options available with extra costs attached: beds in the bunkhouse and a limited amount of Queen-sized beds (and Queen-sized bunk beds!). Some are in shared cabins, some are in shared rooms, and a some are available in private cabins. Please check the registration for availability.
In 2013, we shifted to an annual event that spanned the entire weekend. Our theme is "Dance Your Animal" and we will be proud to provide new and exciting programming on animal spirituality, transformation ritual, dance, sex-magick and community building in a festival retreat format.
This clothing-optional venue provides a safe, sane, and consensual environment for you to romp/frolic/gallop about as you please. ALL ANIMAL role players are welcomed: puppies, ponies, foxes, furries, shinies, and mythical beasts!
Stay tuned for news on additional programming and scheduled presenters.
Northern California Fox Hunt! October 17-19, 2014 at Saratoga Springs! "Unleash your inner animal..."