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 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 small but 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. Our latest hardback book ‘Great Days Two’  folowing on from ‘Great Days’ published 1997. ‘Great days Two’ 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 gift.


Our latest news, shows, events and reports

New Young Handlers Classes 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Exciting news for young hunting enthusiasts – New young handler classes to be introduced at The Harrogate Hound show and Lycetts Festival of Hunting, Peterborough. Building on the popularity of the now well established young handler’s class at the West of England hound show, Honiton. In response to the success and popularity of the young...

To access this content, you must purchase Annual Subscription to Baily's or Yearly on-going subscription to Baily's, or log in if you are a member.

Continue Reading...

Festival of Hunting 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Bedale Hunt Ladies Day

Monday, February 4, 2019

Claro Beagles Trial Collapses

Friday, January 25, 2019

Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

South of England 2017

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Results Foxhound 2017 Dog Hounds Class 1 – Best entered dog hound bred and shown by local pack 1st CL&C Mascot 2nd ES&RM Darwin 3rd Old Berks Palmer Class 2 – Best couple of unentered dog hounds 1st Heythrop Rancher and Ransack 2nd CL&C Dragon and Droitwich 3rd C&H Sampson and Safeguard Champion unentered dog: ...

To access this content, you must purchase Annual Subscription to Baily's or Yearly on-going subscription to Baily's, or log in if you are a member.

Continue Reading...

South of England Show 2016

Thursday, October 18, 2018

South of England Show 2015

Thursday, October 18, 2018

South of England 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Rydal Hound Show Results 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dunster Hound Show 25th July 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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...

To access this content, you must purchase Annual Subscription to Baily's or Yearly on-going subscription to Baily's, or log in if you are a member.

Continue Reading...

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

Visit our online store


Luddites! Cameras! and….Inaction!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Attending a recent social event with a local hunt the conversation naturally turned to why anti hunt vigilantes are so successful at playing the ‘victim card’ or the ‘saviour card with a plea for funding’ as the need and opportunity arises.  During the conversation the following astounding statement was made ” Of course what we…

Continue Reading...

Are You Listening?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Further Upping the Ante

Monday, March 4, 2019

Upping the Ante

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Only Way is Up

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year – New Direction

Wednesday, January 2, 2019