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Hunting Suspended During November Lockdown

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020
Written by: Polly Portwin

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, the hunting authorities have advised hunts that all hunting activities in England are to be suspended in line with the lockdown from Thursday 5th November until the restrictions are due to be lifted on Wednesday 2nd December. While many will be taking the opportunity to enjoy a...

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Hunting Background Behind Side Saddle World Record

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook
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We were delighted to hear that Navan based Side Saddle supremo Susan Oakes MH is now a Guinness World Record Holder. Susan is the Master of the Fingal harriers. She grew up hunting with the Meath Foxhounds, Tara Harriers, and the Ward Union Staghounds along with the  Fingal Harriers. Here in her own words is...

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Update to Hunting Office Pandemic Guidelines

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
Written by: The Editor

The Hunting Office has updated the guidelines concerning the resumption of hunting activities and has researched and prepared plans for the safe and responsible operations of hunting activities. A summary is available below. The activities within the hunting community are at a significantly lower risk due to the nature of the activities themselves and the...

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An Open Letter to the Cumbria PCC

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

Dear Mr McCall I write to you with some concern over the recent message that you have published regarding hunting in Cumbria, and I admit after conducting considerable research I am confused. I write as someone who has direct experience of dealing with over 20 Police Forces over a number of years including working with...

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Covid-19 and Hunting

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The Hunting Office have now provided simple advice and guidance on how to operate in a Covid-Secure manner. The guidance should go a long way to removing the deceit and half truths currently being spread by those with animal rights agenda relating to the current 2019-ncov sars2 pandendemic. Activities can continue as per the guidelines...

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Win a £1000 Windfall from Lycetts

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020
Written by: The Editor

As the new hunting season approaches, this year has proved a challenge for many hunts with the curtailment of their usual fundraising events. To help counter this Lycetts have launched a free prize draw. This will enable a winning hunt to put to good use £1000 for the benefit of their hunt. When this year’s...

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From Father to Sons, Family Business Rides On

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

For nearly thirty years the name of Alexander James has been a byword for the finest country clothing. Worn by gamekeepers, carriage drivers, country sports enthusiasts and riders in every equestrian field, from hunting, showing, side saddle or simply hacking, a piece of clothing with the Alexander James label assures the wearer of a top...

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Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Presents Mick Cawston Auction Online

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The sixth biennial on-line auction of the late, great Mick Cawston’s work is being hosted through the Sale Room at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/sally-mitchell-fine-arts-ltd The sale is in the form of a timed online auction ending on the 26th July.  However, personal perusal of the 80+ lots featuring both original works and prints is available through Sally Mitchells...

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Introducing Glaze & Gordon

Posted on Sunday, July 5, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

We are delighted to introduce another high quality advertiser. Glaze & Gordon (www.glazeandgordon.com) is a British country & equestrian brand that offers something a little bit different for hounds, hunters, horses, and home. The founders have gone to great lengths to ensure they offer well-designed, stylish products.Each item is handpicked by founder, Becs from trusted...

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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
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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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