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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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The Winners of The Great Hound Match of 1905?

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Written by: Buck Wiseman with additional notes from BHD

Many readers will know that the Great Hound Match of 1905 was a face-off between A. Henry Higginson’s Middlesex Hunt with its English Foxhounds and Harry Worcester Smith of the Grafton Hunt and his American Foxhounds.  The Match was held in the Piedmont Hunt’s then country with each pack alternating days hunting in the country. ...

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Quorn Hunt Case Dropped -Lack of Evidence

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Written by: Peter Brook
Hunt:

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
Hunt:

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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Grace for a Wedding

Posted on Monday, August 16, 2021
Written by: The Reverend Paul Towns

For all this food we thank you, Lord Placed on this matrimonial board The nuptial horn has blown away The chase of marriage starts today From this field assembled to the generous host Thank Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen   The Reverend Paul Towns, Belvoir Subscriber 2019

Goodall’s Practice

Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
Hunt:

Better known as ‘Goodall’s Practice’ These notes which were first published by Baily’s are Lord Henry Bentinck’s Remarks on the Late William Goodairs Method with the Belvoir Hounds. William Goodall was Huntsman to the Duke of Rutland for 17 years until his death on 1st May 1859 William Goodall’s Method with Hounds. In handling his...

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Tales of Hunting Parsons

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

This article taken from Baily’s Sports and Pastimes looks at the long and important history of the impact of the Church upon the success of hunting with hounds in the West Country. The Editors would be delighted to hear of the experience of the impact of the Church on Fieldsports in other countries. The West...

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