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Countryside Alliance Key Sponsor of Festival of Hunting

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook

The Festival of Hunting is delighted to announce that the Countryside Alliance has become a key sponsor of the Festival, which returns to the East of England Showground on 20th July 2022. The Festival of Hunting will encompass the 134th Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show where the very best hounds from across the country will be...

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Goodwin Hounds Win National Foxhound Performance Trials

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook

We hear that Indigo a hound presented by Tot “Doc” Goodwin of the Goodwin Hounds captured top honours at the 2022 conducted over the weekend in Hoffman, NC. The event was sponsored by the MFHA and hosted by the Sedgefield Hunt. More than 50 Hounds from 18 states competed across two days of Hunting and...

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Popular Book Reprinted

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook
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We hear from the team at Quiller Publishing that Adrian Dangar’s book ‘True to the Line’ is about to be reprinted in paperback. We reviewed the first edition in 2017 and here, for those yet to read the book, is part of that review written by the late James Barclay who, evidently and anecdotally, relished...

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Hunt Fund Raising Ensures Young Hound Makes Full Recovery

Posted on Monday, February 7, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook
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Generous supporters of the Cotley Hunt have had their passion for their hounds rewarded after a young hound has finally returned to the pack following some extensive treatment of a broken leg. A hound called Saucy broke three out of the four bones in her right hind leg in a freak accident a week before...

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Cornish Anti Hunt Petition Fails

Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2022
Written by: The Editor

Councillors in Cornwall have acted decisively to express their support for the continuation of a lawful activity taking place on council-owned land. During a meeting of the council, a petition which proposed to ban trail hunting on council-owned land was discussed. The debate was triggered after an online petition was submitted to the council calling for...

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Ex Chaser Triumphs at 2021 North American Field Hunter Championships

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021
Written by: The Editor
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Mary Crane, representing the Norfolk Hunt and her ex-chaser Forever Bernardini were the winners at the 2021 North American Field Hunter Championships where this pair won both the Dr. Mathew MacKay-Smith Trophy for the highest placing Thoroughbred as well as the Reserve Championship of the 2021 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship Finals held recently...

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New MFHA Chairman Drives the Need for Change

Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2021
Written by: The Editor

The announcement from the MFHA which recognised the need for change in the governance of hunting is very welcome. With hunting, as ever, under considerable scrutiny, this news has also been well received by the wider hunting community. MFHA Chairman Andrew Osborne, who took on the role in May this year, is a former master...

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NI Anti Hunting Bill Fails

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The Private Members Anti Hunting Bill was debated in Stormont on Monday 6th December The Bill was defeated as 45 of the votes, out of 83, were opposed to the bill, which was brought before the assembly by Alliance MLA, John Blair. The Bill was roundly criticised during its second reading with Department of Agriculture,...

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Consultation on Scottish Licensing Proposals

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

In 2018  The Right Honourable Lord Bonomy was asked to undertake a review to ascertain whether the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 is providing a sufficient level of protection for wild mammals, while at the same time allowing effective and humane control of mammals. However the report did not give the answers the...

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Trail Hunting and the National Trust Vote

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021
Written by: The Editor

If you are a member of the National Trust, please vote AGAINST the Member’s Resolution to ban trail hunting on Nation Trust Land at this year’s AGM. Unless you are attending the AGM in person, you MUST VOTE ONLINE BY FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER. – Please read on to learn how to vote. Details of the resolution…