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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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Peshawar Vale Progress

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019
Written by: Will Wright
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It has already been six months since the hounds arrived in Pakistan and they are now very used to the climate and terrain. The Kennelmen: Adel, Gibran and Zhorwal have mastered the art of looking after the hounds; keeping them fit and importantly, cool! This summer, we were joined by Will Wright, current joint master...

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The Bridge of Hope

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2019
Written by: Ben Skipper

Ben Skipper looks at The Bridge of Hope: A new inclusive equestrian employment tool providing a valuable link bewteen employers and the Third Sector. A study published in June’s OT News (a journal for Occupational Therapists)  merely confirms what we already know, horses and working with them is good for our mental and physical health....

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Irish National Hound Show at Stradbally 2019

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019
Written by: Noel Mullins (noelmullins.com)
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County Laois Foxhounds joint master David Lalor and his team came up trumps yet again with a superbly organised National Hound Show at Stradbally Hall the Georgian home of the Cosby family built in 1772. The 24 panels in the Great Library and Ballroom depict the story originally from Metamorphoses of overcoming the obstacles of...

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New Young Handlers Classes 2019

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Written by: Richard Walton

Exciting news for young hunting enthusiasts – New young handler classes to be introduced at The Harrogate Hound show and Lycetts Festival of Hunting, Peterborough. Building on the popularity of the now well established young handler’s class at the West of England hound show, Honiton. In response to the success and popularity of the young...

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Festival of Hunting 2019

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Written by: The Editor

Tickets are now on sale for the East of England Showground in Peterborough for the annual Lycetts Festival of Hunting on Wednesday 17th July 2019. The event is one of the most anticipated days of the summer  calendar with the countryside community out in force. The day provides a glorious annual showcase for the world...

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Going Wonky Very Quickly — with the Royal Artillery Hunt

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Written by: Karen Krizanovich

How to win a sidesaddle race? Kelle King, winner of the Royal Artillery Hunt’s Sidesaddle Charity Dash 2019, has the answer: “Get a really fast horse!” Kelle’s mount, Time To Exceed, won by an impressive margin from a field of 13 on a good going at Larkhill on January 26th, 2019. Kelle regularly hunts sidesaddle...

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The Bedale Hunt Ladies Day

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
Written by: Mrs Jo Lambert MFH Images www.nephotography.co.uk

A beautiful frosty January morning at Langton Hall in North Yorkshire and over eighty very excited, beautifully turned out ladies and their horses set the scene for a magnificent days hunting with crack North Yorkshire pack, The Bedale Hunt. Kindly hosted by Mr and Mrs James Fife, the Langton Estate on the banks of the...

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