Mill Creek Hunt Club

Mill Creek Hunt Club
Photo Credit Mollie Bailey

Foxhunting Tradition Lives On

Background

The Mill Creek Hunt Club’s proud, nearly 120-year existence began in 1897, with the formation of the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. Originally started as a "paper chase," the club turned into a "drag" hunt around 1904. The club adopted its current moniker upon a move to Milburn, Illinois in 1930.

Mill Creek prides itself on the architecture of the buildings that make up its Milburn home. Past members included the famous architect David Adler and his wife Katherine. Adler’s skill in interpreting classical design and symmetry is evident in the design of the hunt club’s buildings, as he designed and constructed the stables, main house, and kennels.

Just 40 miles north of Chicago, Mill Creek still follows hounds over much of the same country it started with nearly 85 years ago. The country is made up of over seven thousand acres of rolling, wooded farmland divided by creeks. Coops, log fences and posts and rails dot the countryside. The club is fortunate to have major landowners who still allow members to indulge in their passion.

Who's Coming?

John AdametzA to Z Percherons & Official Farrier of the 2015 Midwest Horse Fair

Ray AinsworthEquine Teacher

Steven Allday, DVMFounder of Halstrum, LLC, makers of LubriSyn

Jim AndersonExtreme Cowboy Competitor & Clinician

Jessica BlairTrick Riding

Mickie BowenDriving Instructor & Clinician

Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MSLarge Animal Veterinary Professional Services Manager

Julie CyraSaddle Fitter

David DellinWestern Pleasure Clinician & Judge

Jerry DiazSuperior Horseman and Roper

Al DunningHorsemanship Expert

Jerry EricksonHunter Over Fences & Under Saddle Trainer

Jonathan FieldNatural Horsemanship

Larry GarnerSpalding Fly Predators

Julie GoodnightHorse Master

John HarrisonPRCA Barrelman

Irongate Equine ClinicEquine Veterinary Specialists

Dan JamesDouble Dan Horsemanship

Ginger KathrensEmmy Award Winning Filmmaker

Keith KesickMartial Arts Instructor

Jennifer KotyloCertified Equilates Instructor

Gayle LampeSaddleseat Equitation Clinician

Twain LockhartNutrena Poultry Specialist

Lodi Veterinary CareOfficial Veterinarian of the 2015 Midwest Horse Fair

Krishona Martinson, MS, PhDEquine Extension Specialist

Jim MastersonMasterson Method Creator

Matt McLaughlinDressage Expert & Professional Trainer

Mill Creek Hunt ClubFoxhunting Tradition Lives On

Joe MonroeEquine Nutrition Consultant

Bryan NeubertCowboss & Experienced Horseman

Pat ParelliParelli Natural Horsemanship

John PayneOne Arm Bandit

Kelly PayneProfessional Animal Scientist

Molly PowellMillion Dollar Cowgirl

Aaron RalstonReining Expert & Professional Trainer

Ryan RoseParelli Professional

Brooke SheridanThe Clipper Girl

Dan SteersDouble Dan Horsemanship

Bernie TraurigHunter/Jumper Equestrian Coach

Lance TreptowAQHA Champion & Showmanship Clinician

Larry WhitesellGaited Clinician

Wisconsin Equine ClinicEquine Health & Wellness