Life is worth living again. All meets are at 12 noon unless indicated.
Sun 7th Sept: Pipehill Farm, Lichfield
Pipehill Farm, Walsall Rd, Nr Lichfield WS13 8JT
By the kind invitation of Mr B Wilson & Mr M Hulme
Tweeds and ties; horses do not need to be plaited.
Thurs 11th Sept: Shottle 4pm
Sun 14th Sept: Hartington Wakes Show 12 noon
Highfields Hartington; hounds parade during the exercise at approx 1pm
By the kind invitation of the Wakes Committee
Thurs 18th Sept: Hodsock Priory 4pm
Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Worksop S81 0TY
By the kind invitation of Sir Andrew & Lady Buchanan
Sun 21st Sept: Winster
Sun 28th Sept: Nether Hall, Hathersage
Nether Hall, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BG
By the kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Michael Shuttleworth
The cap for hound exercises is £20 adult and £15 for under-18s. Dress code: hacking coats and ties; no plaiting. See About Us articles.
If you have any general queries prior to a hunting day, please email:
Fours Shires' update number: will give the current status of a forthcoming meet - but please note it does not take messages. If a meet has had to cancelled because of weather conditions, or the venue changed, you can check the status on the morning by ringing after 9.30am:
We hope you'll be able to join us at a few of our events over the summer period. We are holding a number of events, some social to ensure we keep in contact over the Summer before we start hound exercises in September and even some that don't involve horses!! See you at one of these:
Saturday 30th August - Chatsworth Country Fair Hounds parading.
Sunday 31st August –FIRST HOUND EXERCISE at Trusley. 12 noon.
Friday 7th November - Opening Meet Party
Other items in the planning are:
Hassop Hall Gala Balck Tie Dinner with Mystery Guest Speaker Friday 28th November, we hope more Summer Rides, Hunt Ball. 2015
Full details to be confirmed and posted shortly, so please check back regularly for updates.
Other Hunt Items:
Saturday 20 July - Chatsworth Sponsored Ride. FULLY BOOKED. www.chatsworthsponsoredride.co.uk
A VERY BIG thank you to all those that took part, organisers, supporters and riders. And speciial thanks to Dave and Emma for creating and managing the website and entry times; Andy and Helen for dealing with all the entries and the support services, Deb for collecting the sponsorship money, Chris for planning the route and Sian, her mum and friend Lizzie for making sure all went well on the day. And above all we are grateful to Amy Law and the Chatsworth General Trust for enabling us to hold the ride. As always Amy has been wonderfully helpful. The sponsorship total for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance will be announced as soon as we have all monies in.
Photos taken by Bob Turner on the day are available on the ride website above and also on our Facebook site.