Genesee Valley Hunt Races
The Genesee Valley Hunt was established in 1876. This annual Fox Hunt is now a 100 year tradition, preserved by a local group dedicated to following hounds through the beautiful Genesee Valley. Over 200 landowners cooperate by allowing the Foxhunt on their land every year. The group has formal members who share a love of horses and hounds, and are dedicated, through the Genesee Valley Conservancy and their own efforts, to maintaining the rural and agrarian character of the Genesee Valley.
The Genesee Valley Hunt Races has a history over a century long. Originally it featured contests between the best steeds of local farmers and horseman. The whole town would turn out to watch the races and picnic with neighbors.
Eighty-two years ago, in 1928, the first sanctioned steeplechase races were added to the venue and the event began attracting horses from a wider geographic area to race over fences on this challenging, natural course.