Meets commence at 12 noon unless otherwise indicated.
Horses should be plaited and hip flasks may be carried.
Hunting Cap for adults is £45 and for under 18s £35
Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides guidelines on dress codes.
Sunday 6th November: New House Farm, DE6 3FN
Sunday 13th November: Tudor House Farm, Kirk Langley, DE6 4NG
Sunday 20th November: Holmelacy Farm, Tideswell, SK17 8LW
Sunday 27th November: Elms Farm, Brailsford, DE6 5BL
Sunday 4th December: Netherton Hall, Bradbourne, DE6 1PB
Sunday 11th December: Thornbridge Hall, Ashford, DE45 1NZ
Sunday 18th December: Flagg, SK17 9QG
Monday 26th December: Ashbourne Market Square
Sunday 1st January: New Haven Farm, Newhaven, SK17 0DT
Sunday 8th January: Royal Oak, Hurdlow Car Park, SK17 9QJ
Sunday 15th January: Hoe Grange, Brassington, DE4 4HP
Sunday 22nd January: Monyash, Parking TBC
Sunday 29th January: TBC
Sunday 5th February: Callow Car, Wirksworth, DE4 4BR
Sunday 12th February: Welbeck, TBC
Sunday 19th February: Old Kennels, Pikehall, DE4 2PH
Sunday 26th February: Scarcliffe Park, NG20 9RQ
Sunday 5th March: Chatsworth House, DE45 1PP
Sunday 12th March: Tissington Estate, DE6 1RA
Sunday 19th March: Kelstedge, TBC
Sunday 26th March: Sandbeck, S66 8PF
Sunday 2nd April: Old Kennels, Pikehall, DE4 2PH
Autumn hunting starts with Hound Exercises with hounds at foot. The day starts and ends at the same place and lasts for a couple of hours. The Four Shires always have a second non-jumping field. These days are an excellent way to get horses, hounds and riders hunting fit. They are also perfect for newcomers who want to get a taste of the sport.
Hunting caps: £20 No need to plait until the Opening Meet. Dress code: tweeds and ties.
All meets commence at 12 noon, unless indicated. There are refreshments after all the hound exercises.
Sunday 30th October: Waterloo Inn, Taddington SK17 9TJ
Sunday 6th November: OPENING MEET
Despite a few showers, our sponsored ride at Chatsworth went brilliantly with lots of great feedback from riders. Thanks to everyone who rode, raised money for such a great cause, volunteered or helped in any way. We raised £2805.35 for the Air Ambulance. Well done to everyone who took part.
Special thanks must also go to Andy and Helen Best for all their hard work behind the scenes as they organised the ride for the seventh year running.
After succesful parades at the Derbyshire County, Alrewas, Bakewell, Ashover Shows and Ashbourne Shows, The Four Shires will be parading hounds at the Chatsworth Country Fair. Do come along and support us if you can:
The Four Shires Bloodhounds' Hunt Ball will be held at Hassop Hall on Friday 10th February 2017. Five course sumptuous meal and disco @ £60 per person.
Our sponsored ride at Chatsworth will be on Saturday 2nd July this year.
Booking is now open. Click here to download the relevant forms.
There is a lovely article about the Four Shires in Reflections magazine this month. You can see it by following this link. The article starts on page 46.
A hunt coat was found by our host, Mr Spencer, after the Kirk Langley meet. It was left hanging on a fence. Please get in touch if you are missing your hunt coat!
Summer Rides will be announced shortly.