Wayne-Du Page Hunt

About Wayne-Du Page Hunt

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.

The Wayne-DuPage Hunt was recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association in 1940 when a merger was formed between the Wayne Hunt and the DuPage Hunt of Wheaton, Illinois.

Wayne-DuPage Hunt rides over private and public land that is graciously provided by the residents of Wayne and the DuPage and Kane County Forest Preserve Districts.  More than 8000 acres of private and public land is graciously provided by the residents of Wayne and the DuPage and Kane County Forest Preserve Districts.

The Wayne-Dupage Hunt Pony Club (WDHPC) has a close relationship with the Wayne DuPage Hunt.  WDHPC is one of 13 member clubs of the North Central Prairie Region (NCPR) of the United States Pony Club (USPC). Our pony club was founded in 1955  by Mr. & Mrs Corwith (Joan) Hamill.  Mrs. Hamill served as the first DC and truly believed in the Pony Club goal to provide children with backyard horses an opportunity to develop their riding and horse management skills.  Also to instill in them a love & ability to care of horses throughout their adult life.

Wayne-DuPage Hunt enjoys drag hunting 3 times a week during the hunt season, which begins with cubbing in mid-August.  WDHPC members who are ready are encouraged to join the foxhunting tradition with the Wayne DuPage Hunt.  

USPC Pony Clubs and Riding Centers are assigned to one of 42 geographical regions, which are administered by a volunteer Regional Supervisor (RS) and other appointed and elected officers. Regions offer additional activities and opportunities for members and support for the club and center leaders under their administration. Wayne-Du Page Hunt Pony Club is part of the North Central Prairie Region. Visit the region's website for the contact information for the Regional Officers.

Visit the Pony Club website to learn more about the Pony Club educational program, national events, activities and opportunities for members.

Visit the North Central Prairie Region site for more information on Pony Club activities available in the region.