We are holding a pleasure ride from Dudwood Farm in Elton (which is situated between Bakewell and Matlock), thanks to the generosity of Ms Sally Burton.
The ride will last approximately 2.5 hours, through magnificent countryside with wonderful views. Starting at 12 noon, the ride is at a steady pace, with the occasional steady canter. (Riders can opt to ride ahead if they wish).
These rides are a great opportunity to test your horse in company, meet members of the Hunt and find out more about the Four Shires Bloodhounds.
Light refreshments will be provided after the ride.
ALL ARE VERY WELCOME. :-)
Cost per Rider is £15. Please have your money ready to handover once you are mounted.
Please note any rider under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Come and join the fun! Hope to see you there.
Well what a busy summer so far, we've had good turnouts for each of our Summer Rides to date - with over 50 riders joining us on our last one. Thanks to all those that took part and helped raise much needed funds for the Hunt Supporters Club.
We had a Four Shires Info Stand at Eland Lodge Hunter Trials to impart further information about our Hunt. A big thank you to Jackie Thurstan and Mandy Stone for running this all day.
We've also run a Training Day, again with good attendance and fun had by all that attended. A big thank you to Sian Somerset-Hobson and her friend, Lucy Cocker, for their tuition on the day. We're planning on running another in August so keep checking for dates.
Last Saturday (8 June) we held a Clay Pigeon Shoot at Deb and Chris Kane's and raised a whopping £684! Thanks to all those that came and took part and those that helped out on the day. A good day was had by all and WELL DONE RUSS TORR for winning on the day with 47/50!
Our next event is a Summer Ride on 30 June at Elton. Don't forget to check the meets and events page for all the other upcoming events..... see you soon :-)
Photos to follow shortly.........
Our Chatsworth Sponsored Ride will take place on Sunday 7th July 2013. This is a fabulous opportunity to ride across the Chatsworth estate, over ground that is not generally accessible to the public. All sponsorship monies go to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, who do a fantastic job all year round in all conditions.
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We have a number of events planned throughout the Summer:
Sunday 30 June - Dudwood Farm, Elton with light refreshments after.
Sunday 28 July - Dudwood Farm, Elton with light refreshments after.
Sunday 11 August - Dawgates Wood, Dawgates Lane, Skegby, Sutton in Ashfield NG19 7QD, with optional jumping and a BBQ after.
Thursday 22 and/or Thursday 29 August - 16.00 from Monyash, with light refreshments after.
Saturday 8th June - Clay Pigeon Shoot from 10-5 at Dawgates Wood, Dawgates Lane, Skegby, Sutton in Ashfield NG19 7QD. For further details, please contact Chris Kane, MBH, on 07854 412370.
Saturday 29 June - Hillbilly Ball, organised by Lorraine Moon - the horsey hairdresser! - at Friesland Farm, Risley from 6.30pm onwards with line dancing, hillbilly band, bar and hog roast. In aid of Four Shires, Readyfield and South Notts. Please text or call Deb Kane on 07814 372383 or Lorraine Moon on 07850 005225 to book your tickets. £15 per person.
Saturday 13 July - Puppy Show at Kennels
Further details on all to be provided shortly, so please check back regularly. Our meets and events page will have full details on each event in the next week or so, as well as an option to book online.
Hound Parades at Summer Shows:
Wednesday 17th July - Festival of Hunting at Peterborough
Saturday 20 July - Alrewas Show
Wednesday 14 August - Ashover Show
Saturday 17 August - Ashbourne Show
Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September - Chatsworth Country Fair
If you are able to put a flyer up in your yard or local tack shop etc, then a downloadable copy is available by clicking here.
It would be very much appreciated.