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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
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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
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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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Hunt Provides Vital Local Food Bank Support

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

Once again a hunt answers the need of its local community. Annie O’donnell wife of one of the masters of the North Shropshire Hunt has been collecting for a local food banks called Foodbank Plus. The foodbank operates under the Barnabas Community Projects and is run by Karen Williams and a team of over 80...

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Easton Harriers Transformation

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

The Easton Harriers has transformed into the Hamilton Bloodhounds following an assessment of its hunting country. Some of the Hunt’s members have had a long association with bloodhound packs. New homes have been secured for the stud book harrier pack both here and overseas. Relevant details for the Easton will now be found in the...

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Nick Herbert Takes Over from Simon Hart at the CA

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

We are delighted to finally be able to announce some news which should gladden the hearts of all country sports people as a new season opens. We have been aware of the news for some time but we can now annouce that Nick Herbert MP has taken over from Simon Hart at the CA at...

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All Change at the Hunting Office

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

The MFHA and AMHB are pleased to announce the appointments of Mark Hankinson and Richard Tyacke as, respectively, the new Directors of the MFHA and the AMHB. At the same time Alice Bowden has been appointed as Director of the Hunting Office, to provide high quality service and support to all hunts to enable the...

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