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The Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course—Background

steeplechase 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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