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Hounds Going Home in the Dark

Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Written by: William Ogilvie

Rustle of feet in the roadside grass, Trample of horses’ hoofs, and – Hark! Blast of an anxious horn! Hounds pass; Hounds going home in the dark. Bold was our huntsman galloping free On a difficult line to the hills to-day, But his hand is trembling against his knee At the hint of a light...

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The Hoofs Of The Horses -Will Ogilvie

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Written by: Wil Ogilvie

The hoofs of the horses! — Oh! witching and sweet Is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet; No whisper of lover, no trilling of bird Can stir me as hoofs of the horses have stirred.They spurn disappointment and trample despair, And drown with their drum-beats the challenge of care; With scarlet and silk...

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1888 Pack List

Posted on Friday, April 2, 2021
Written by: Helen Brook

Following the interest in the 1835 pack list, Baily’s has been on the lookout for more historic listings that don’t appear in any back issues of the annual Directory. We are delighted to advise that we have found the below for 1888 though it is not as complete across all pack types as some other...

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Festival of Hunting 2021

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Written by: The Editor

The Festival of Hunting and the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show have confirmed they will proceed with planning for the event on Wednesday 21st July 2021. This will be regularly reviewed as the country continues to progress through the pathway out of lockdown and to ensure safety for all concerned. Further information including any adaptation to...

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Brief Notes on Hunts in Palestine

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

THE LUDD HUNT. Hunt Uniform—Blue, yellow collar. Master and Huntsman—(1922) Colonel A. J. McNeill, C.B., D.S.O., British Gendarmerie. Hon. Secretary—(1923) Capt. P. T.Goodwin, British Gendarmerie. Whippers-in—(1922) Major R. A. Gooderidge, O.B.E., R.A.V.C., (1922) Lieut.-Col. G. R. Foley, O.B.E., British Gendarmerie, and (1924) Lieut. Prior Palmer, 9th Lancers. Kennels — Surafend Camp, Ludd. 19 couples, foxhounds...

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Hunting with Native Breeds

Posted on Sunday, March 7, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Whist tidying during pandemic induced self-isolation, a high spot was a folder of old family images of horses, hounds, and hunts came to light and it found its way to me. During a quick browse over a coffee and biscuit shared with retired hounds, I remembered some of the exceptional equine characters I was able…

New President at the MFHA

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
Hunt:

 We hear that Leslie R. Crosby MFH at the Mooreland in Alabama has taken over from Tony Leahy as MFHA President and we would like to take this opportunity to wish hime every success in this new role. In his introductory letter Leslie states “My relationship with foxhunting is lifelong; I grew up foxhunting in...

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Reorganisation at the Crawley and Horsham

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Written by: The Editor
Hunt:

With increasing urbanisation as well as changes in farming arrangements and land ownership patterns within their country, the Crawley & Horsham Hunt has made some immediate changes to their infrastructure in order to safeguard the hunt’s future. The current Joint Mastership have therefore instigated a plan to ensure its continued future The pack will be...

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Grosvenor Merle-Smith Talks About His New Book

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

We are delighted to republish with permission the thoughts of Grosevenor Merle-Smith regarding his book The Hunting Horn captured by In & Around Horse Country Many years of painstaking research have now resulted in a stunningly beautiful and informative book detailing the history of this instrument, familiar to many but intimately known by few—until now....

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New Book on the Hunting Horn

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Written by: Peter Brook

 The Hunting Horn ‘What to Know and How to Know it” is a new work  by Grosvenor Merle-Smith. The Author is an ex-MFH and huntsman of numerous packs and a lover of all field sports. With page after page of photographs, interesting period graphics and historical descriptions of the huntsmen that used them from America’s...

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