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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…

The Society of Equestrian Artists Horse in Art Exhibition 2021

Posted on Saturday, September 4, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Horse in Art exhibition 2021 Opens 4th – 11th September Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm, Saturday 9.30am – 2pm (closed Sunday) At Sally Mitchell’s Fine Art Gallery, Newcastle Arms,1 Market Place, Tuxford. Neward Nottinghamshire NG220 0RN The Society is pleased to announce the opening of the  Horse in Art Exhibition 2021. Sadly the Society...

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Effects of Lockdown on Horses and Owners

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The latest edition of Equine Science News reveals the results of Scottish research into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on horses, owners and people working with them. The work was conducted at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in collaboration with the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, during the lockdown restrictions imposed by the pandemic. It showed...

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Quorn Hunt Case Dropped -Lack of Evidence

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Written by: Peter Brook
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-58328233 Part way through the trial, the prosecution was dropped as the CPS said there was no reasonable [any] prospect of conviction. The CPS statement was revealing “Suffice to say, having listened to Mr Swain giving clearly honest and truthful evidence in cross-examination, for which he is to be commended, my impression, was that this...

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Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge 2021

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
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The final of the Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge has a new home for 2021 as finalists will be able to enjoy a free day out with the Ledbury Hunt while the judges assess the merits and behaviour of six individual horses in the hunting field. The final of the event was previously held...

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