On Sunday we shall be meeting at Moor Farm, Bonsall Lane, Winster DE4 2PD.
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 2nd October: Moor Farm, Bonsall Lane, Winster, DE4 2PD
Sunday 9th October: Wetley Rocks, Lodge Farm ST9 0BN
Sunday 16th October: Chatsworth, Calton Lees Car Park DE45 1PP By the kind invitation of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
Sunday 23rd October: Nether Hall, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BG By the kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Michael Shuttleworth
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.