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

The latest exhibition to be hosted at Sally Mitchell’s wonderful gallery is the work of Society of Equestrian Artists member Rosemary Sarah Welch . Rosemary’s love of horses started during a six year stay in Arizona. Upon returning to the St. Ives Rosemary went on to study painting with noted still life and portrait artist...

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New Young Handlers Classes 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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

Old English Foxhounds Class 1  –  Single Unentered Dog Hound (2 Entries Per Hunt) Sire Year Dam Year North Shropshire Chepstow 19 Wynstay Chairman 17 North Shropshire Beeswax 14 Essex With Farmers & Union Witham 19 Essex Sailor 13 North Staffs Willful 12 Warwickshire Chimer 19 Wynstay Champion 15 Warwickshire Shatter 13 Class 2  – ...

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South of England Show 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Southern Hound Show 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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...

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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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The Way Ahead?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

It may seem odd, but to look at the way forward we have to visit the past. Although this was written some time ago it does provide a foundation stone for a future that includes a future for hunting with hounds. Baily’s was fortunate enough to be invited to a private dinner with Lord Donoghue…

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A Cautionary Tale

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Out with the Old

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Luddites! Cameras! and….Inaction!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Are You Listening?

Thursday, March 21, 2019