Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory. Since it’s earliest days Baily’s has been acknowledged as the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. Our listing started in  1897 and we update this online version on a daily basis. Baily’s provides subscribers with unique access to the past, present and future of hunting with hounds.

For years Baily’s has been referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting” and we are confident that this latest iteration heralds many more decades of Baily’s being the  ‘go to ‘ guide for anyone interested in finding out more about all types of hunting and hounds.
There is more to Bailys than just our well known ‘Directory’ section which has been listing hunt details since 1897.  The Directory section has 3 elements to it: a listing page containing hunt details, a gallery page featuring the best images from that hunt, and, a related services page featuring hirelings, liveries  available in that hunt area.

Our extensive gallery of images  features images from hound shows and events, and an extensive collection of ‘vintage’ images from our archives.

The ‘shows and events section’ features hound show results section going back to 1893.

In the News and Articles section subscribers have access to  a repository of hundreds of interesting and helpful articles from some great authors covering the world of hunting with hounds and the country lifestyle, latest news from hunts worldwide and hunting sons and poetry.  If that was not enough we now offer a section on collecting and identifyng hunt buttons led by one of the World’s foremost authorities on hunt buttons.
We have introduced two ‘free to access’ sections;- the first is our ‘hound name selector’ we have designed this to be your first port of call when faced with litters that need names following a certain pattern. It is updated regularly but currently contains over 5000 names. For those who collect hunt buttons we have a very active forum for new or experienced collectors.

Finally, within our online store, we have a full range of essential items for hunting people:- perhaps a printed Directory to start or complete a collection? Perhaps the Hunting Companion that invaluable reference work. In addition you can purchase our latest publications of which we are justifiably proud.  They include the 160 page Baily’s Hunt Report book that allows you to record the events of the day and refer back to them for many years to come lavishly illustrated with work commissioned from Liam Clancy. Or ‘Great Days Two’ which provides a miscellany of hunting incidents and accidents, both thought provoking and humorous, from all parts of the hunting world and would make an exceptional Christmas or Birthday gift.


Our latest news, shows, events and reports

Once again a hunt answers the need of its local community. Annie O’donnell wife of one of the masters of the North Shropshire Hunt has been collecting for a local food banks called Foodbank Plus. The foodbank operates under the Barnabas Community Projects and is run by Karen Williams and a team of over 80...

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Easton Harriers Transformation

Thursday, October 24, 2019

All Change at the Hunting Office

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Peshawar Vale Progress

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Bridge of Hope

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Festival of Hunting 2019 Beagle Results

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 Class 1  UNENTERED BEAGLE DOG HOUND 1st Old Berkeley FARNDALE* Fantom 2013 Garlic 2014 2nd Eton College BLACKTHORN* Blarney 2015 Willow 2013 3rd Newcastle & District CROSSBOW* Charger 2016 Dally 2016 1st Ampleforth FAIRFAX* Farndale 2015 Sapphire 2015  Class 2  ENTERED BEAGLE DOG HOUND 1st Royal Agricultural College WHIPLASH 2018 Torrent 2015 Wheatabix 2013 2nd...

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Itchen Down Farm 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Itchen Down Farm is one of those dates on the calendar that is a “must do” for so many people each year. It offers beautiful countryside for all on foot or on horseback ,to watch hounds work in, and a cracking ride for those who like to kick on. Dick Burge is always so welcoming...

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Holywell Meet 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Corhampton Lane Farm 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Leeds Farm March 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ashland Bassets at Aldie September 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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An Ethical Follower of Hounds- Jan 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Back in the heady days of 1966, The Kinks delivered a body blow to the pomposity of fashionista of the time with their song ” A Dedicated Follower of Fashion” it was intended to lampoon a movement led by those with ever demanding egos which drove them to seek increasing self-importance and become ‘influencers’. Some…

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The Next Five Years

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Battle Hunt Club

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Leaving a Legacy- October 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Way Ahead?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Cautionary Tale

Thursday, July 4, 2019