Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Often referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting” Baily’s has been acknowledged as the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. There is now so much more to Bailys than just our well known ‘Directory’ section which has been the ‘go-to’ resource for hunt details since 1897.  Extensive subscriber feedback tells us that this on-line version, with its daily updates, continues to be the primary resource for those with an interest in hunting and hounds. Baily’s provides subscribers with unique access to the past, present, and future of hunting with hounds.

For each hunt, the Directory section has 3 elements:-

A listing page containing hunt details,
A gallery page featuring the best images from that hunt,
A related services page featuring hirelings, liveries, etc. 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 a rapidly growing repository of hunting verse.
We have now introduced two ‘free to access’ sections;- one of which is our ‘hound name selector’. To date this has proved to be an valuable asset for hunts Worldwide when finding ‘just the right name for each pup in a litter. It is updated regularly and currently contains over 5100 names. In addition, we are delighted to be able to share a regular section on collecting and identifying hunt buttons led by one of the World’s foremost authorities on hunt buttons including a very active forum for both new and experienced collectors.

Finally, within our constantly evolving 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.


Our latest news, shows, events and reports

Mindful of the latest Coronavirus public health guidance, the organisers of the 132nd Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show and the Lycetts Festival of Hunting have reached the decision to cancel this popular countryside event, which was due to take place on Wednesday 22nd July 2020. As with many other major events, the organisers have found that...

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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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Editorial

Community Support

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hunts have always been integral to their community, from the days of trencher fed packs, through to fund raising for local good causes such as the air ambulance. Now is the time for hunts in all countries that hunt hounds to step up and once again demonstrate that the antis myth of arrogant ‘redcoats’ on…

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Hare Today …Gone Tomorrow? February 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

An Ethical Follower of Hounds- Jan 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020

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