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Richard Lloyd – Retires From The Pendle Forest And Craven Hunt

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020
Written by: Nick Bannister Joint MFH
Hunt:

Richard Lloyd is certainly one of the best harrier huntsman of his generation and the Pendle Forest and Craven hunt have enjoyed 30 wonderful years of him as their Huntsman through some of the most challenging decades for the sport in general. He began his career in hunt service in 1977. His passion for hunting...

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New Hunting Joint Committee (HJC) Formed

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

A new committee has been formed by representatives from the hunting associations and the Countryside Alliance (CA). It’s remit will be to  develop, and assist with the implementation of, a strategy to ensure the long-term future of hunting with hounds The Hunting Joint Committee (HJC),  chaired by Nick Herbert, chairman of the CA, will develop...

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Online Auction to Benefit the HSBS

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The Hunt Staff Benefit Society is delighted to announce that although the 2020 Horn & Hound Ball has been postponed until next year they are still running a Silent Auction throughout June this year. Please follow the link below to view all of the wonderful Lots available and get bidding! There is also the opportunity...

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New Chairman at the MFHA

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) has announced that Andrew Osborne will become the association’s next Chairman, after the AGM in May 2021. Andrew, a former Master of Foxhounds who has hunted the Sinnington, Bedale and Cottesmore hounds, is currently vice chairman of the MFHA and sits on the MFHA committee as representative for the...

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Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show & Lycetts Festival of Hunting Cancelled

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

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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English Foxhounds Help Revive Historic Hunt in Pakistan

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020
Written by: Ben Farmer
Hunt:

Frederick Thackray is spending his gap year helping the Peshawar Vale Hunt establish a new pack in rural Pakistan. The note of a hunting horn drifts over farmland as a small pack of English foxhounds bay and run through the brush. Encouraged by shouts from a young huntsman, the hounds plunge through woodland and riverside...

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Covid-19 Update

Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2020
Written by: The Editor

During the current rapidly moving situation we  would remind everyone to follow the advice of the Hunting Office www.thehuntingoffice.org.uk in their approach to any impending movenents. The Hunting Office is constantly monitoring the Government advice and will provide guidance to hunts as applicable or if any changes occur that affect the running of Hunts, Hunt...

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Support Frank Quirke of the Tipperary

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

When you are in self isolation or just feeling your life has changed as a result of circumstances beyond your control here is something positive you can do that will make a real difference. We hear from the secretary of the Tipperary Foxhounds that a Tipperary Foxhounds hunting stalwart Frank Quirke had a life changing...

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First National Basset Hunting Day is a Great Success

Posted on Sunday, March 8, 2020
Written by: Richard Crowhurst
Hunt:

More than 100 people took part in the first every National Basset Hunting Day in Oxfordshire on 1 February. The event was organised by the Masters of Basset Hounds Association (MBHA) and kindly hosted by the Masters, and supporters, of the Fourshires Basset Hounds. Visitors from all parts of Great Britain, including Scotland and Wales,...

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Inaugural Young Handlers Class for Blaston Hound Show

Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

We are delighted to hear the news that Blaston Hound Show a show that has always received staunch support from us at Baily’s has announced that Patrick Martin (Hunt Staff Liaison Officer) and retired Huntsman of the Bicester with Whaddon Chase, will be the judge for the first Young Handlers Class held at Blaston hound...

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