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New Chairman for South Herefordshire Hunt

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

Major Patrick Darling has recently taken over as Chairman of the South Herefordshire Hunt in Wormelow. Major Darling farms the Caradoc Estate at Sellack, near Ross-on-Wye. He is a church warden at St Tysilios at Sellack and a keen huntsman. In June 2016, the BBC released film footage which appeared to show fox cubs being...

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Curator of Hunting Leaves Welsh National Museum.

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

Dylan Jones, currently Curator of the Sporting, Hunting and Weapons collections and exhibits The Welsh National Museum at St. Fagan’s near Cardiff, will be leaving the museum at the end of March to start his own business. The Hunting collection at the Museum is small but holds some truly wonderful items.  Sadly, despite all of Dylan’s hard...

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Equine Bedding Infection Risk

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

A study reported  in Equine Science News  looked at various materials used in stables to provide bedding for horses. Properties such as dust content, ease of cleaning, comfort, absorbency and cost are often considered. But what about resistance to infection? Researchers at Nottingham Trent University, led by Kelly Yarnell, have been investigating how well some...

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RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge 2017

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Racing to Hunting Challenge’. To showcase the thoroughbred’s versatility, RoR runs events and series for former racehorses at all levels across a range of equestrian sports. In order to recognise the many former racehorses that retire to the hunting field, in conjunction with...

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Tynedale Horn Carries Family Ties

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

The horn blown by Gareth Bow huntsman at the Brocklesby during a recent visit to Tynedale country recently was presented to Harry Bonner in 1898 by the Tynedale Kennels during the Mastership of John Straker. Gareth’s fiancée is Miss Laura Bonner Harry Bonners Great great grand-daughter (image Chris Power photography)

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Echinococcus Tapeworm Infection

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017
Written by: Marisol Collns

Hunts are currently being invited to take part in a survey about the husbandry and health care of hunting hounds. This forms part of a larger 3-year research project into tapeworm infections in dogs and livestock in the UK. What is the purpose of this study? This is part of a research study on Echinococcus,…

CPS Not RSPCA Should Lead On Animal Welfare Offence Investigation

Posted on Monday, December 26, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

Finallt the Government have listened to something we have been saying for some time – that Prosecutors can take animal welfare prosecutions from the RSPCA without any difficulty.The RSPCA is under pressure to stop investigating and prosecuting animal welfare cases after MPs on a committee said last month that it should lose its right to pursue hunts and pet owners...

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New Product – Ongoing Subscription!

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

We are delighted to be able to annouce a new ongoing subscription so there is no need to worry about annual renewal and you can enjoy Baily’s without worrying whether your subscription is live – it will be there for as long as you need it. To find the new subscription please go to the...

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A Very Important Person

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

A quick quiz. Who is the most important person in your hunt? When hunting of course the answer is easy, it’s the Master as conductor of the ‘orchestra’ that is hounds, field and followers. However during the summer when we have puppy shows, hound shows and a myriad of summer events vying for attention with...

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Amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

The House of Lords has today (7 December) passed a Government amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill which makes it easier for the police to tackle violent masked protestors. The amendment is a response to concerns that current powers cannot be used by the police in response to many protests by animal rights activists,...

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