Our Field master, Fiona Davidson jumped a clear round at 3* – this is one off Badminton and Burghely – so quite an achievement. Many congratulations.
Please see link below to watch our hounds in action at Crufts, as well as our Huntman, Heidi Critchlow, our amateur whipper-in, Ruth Fisher and Leonarda is commentating. We are featured at approx 7 mins in.
New photos have now been uploaded to the gallery, including Sandbeck; Crufts 2013 and Tissington. Our Field masters, Fi Davidsson and Bruce Langley-McKim were mentioned in the Quorn meet report in the 14th march edition of Horse & Hound, as was visitor, Claire Bennet. Fi was thanks for her nannying of H&H's, hunting editor, the plucky Catherine Austen. 'Thruster', Fi is also featured in Eventing Magazine.
According to Horse & Hound our field master, Bruce Langley-McKim, is one of the horse world's most eligible bachelors.
Photos of Organ Ground kindly provided by Leonarda Pogodzinski are now available in the gallery.
Photos from Netherton Hall, kindly provided by Ray Armstrong and Sarah Fletcher are now available in the Gallery.
A magnificent oil painting of this remarkable hound by JUNE LESLEY FOX tops the article.
Congratulations to our field master, Fiona Davidson, who has been chosen as 'Thruster of the Week' in Horse & Hound.
We'd like to introduce and welcome our two new Field Masters for this season:
Fiona Davidson and Bruce Langley-McKim.
We are delighted that they will both be Field Masters for the Four Shires this season and look forward to us all having some cracking days with them.
Please click the read more button below to find out more about both of them.
Please check our Meets and Events page for upcoming Meet details and social events...... we look forward to seeing you soon....
Some great new puppy photos have been kindly provided by Wayne Haycock, Leonarda Pogodzinski, and June Fox. Further photos are available in the gallery. Dazzle recently whelped five and a half couples by Regal. Evie's three couple of spring puppies look to be our most promising litter yet.
We are always on the look out for new quarries. In order to be a quarry you need to have a good level of fitness, run regularly over ever changing terrain (marathon or fell runners are ideal) and be prepared to be licked (by the bloodhounds only we promise!) on being caught! A hunting day covers approximately 12-20 miles in 2/3 hours.
BBC Countryfile's Ellie Harrison told H&H: "Getting chased by a pack of bloodhounds was a first for me and I found the experience exhilarating, terrifying and exhausting.
"The approaching sounds of the hounds baying, riders, the horn and the ground thundering behind them are a very effective way to improve your fitness rapidly!"