Saturday 31st May 2014 - Clay Pigeon Shoot at Dawgates Lane, Skegby, NG19 7QD

Come and have a go at our Clay Pigeon Shoot,
open from 11.00-16.00

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* 50 Birds Sporting

* Have a Go Stand

* £50 prize money (for highest score on the day)

Refreshments will be available to purchase.

For further information, please contact
Chris Kane, MBH, on 07854 412370

FIRST SUMMER RIDE: Saturday 3 May from Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4AP

First summer ride of the year (lead by FSB Members), Saturday 3rd May, leaving at 10.30am. Cost per person £15.
(Please note any riders aged under 10, must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

Breath-taking views over Staffordshire including Dimminsdale, Alton Castle, nearby Croxden Abbey & Denstone College before returning to Alton. We will be riding on bridle paths, trails, woodland tracks, open fields and at times on quiet country lanes.  

Approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours, covering approximately 10 - 12 miles at a steady walk/trot.  There will be places for those wishing to canter to do so along the route, particularly towards the end.

The postcode for the parking is ST10 4AP. Anyone with HGV vehicles should contact Mandy Stone, MBH, on 07977 715399 so that where possible alternative parking can be arranged close by. Using this postcode which will turn you right/left before/after Alton Village Hall (dependent upon which way you approach) and proceed along what is a narrow lane.  Parking is in a field on the right hand side and will be signposted on the day.

Sunday 20th July 2014 - Chatsworth Sponsored Ride NOW ON WAIT LIST!

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A fabulous opportunity to ride across the Chatsworth estate and raise monies for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Any queries?

If you have any general queries prior to a hunting day, please email:

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If you need to speak to one of the masters, please do not hesitate to contact:

Mandy Stone, MBH on 07977 715399 

Chris Kane, MBH on 07854 412370

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Meets - General Information

All fixtures commence at 12pm on a Sunday unless otherwise stated. Details relating to each fixture will be updated as locations are confirmed. There is a second Field Master at all exercises and meets for those who want a less challenging day.

ENQUIRIES: If you have any questions about the day, please ring and ask.

Mandy Stone, MBH on 07977 715399 

Chris Kane, MBH on 07854 412370

Venues can be changed at short notice, so always check the website.

Please park considerately.When un-boxing please park sensibly, you should make sure that you are not blocking a lane or driveway. Take care not to park on a manicured verge or do anything that may cause congestion or inconvenience to other road users.

Arrive at the meet a little before the time that is stated on the meet card. On arrival at the meet as a matter of courtesy say "good morning" to the Huntsman and Whippers-in and the Masters. Helen Best is responsible for collecting the cap (your contribution towards the Hunt's cost) and ensuring you have signed a disclaimer.

If you recognise them thank the farmer or landowner who is hosting the meet and thank the person who gives the 'stirrup cup'’. The Four Shires prides itself on being a welcoming hunt. So the more people you talk to at the meet, the friendlier the atmosphere that is created. In particular, remember to greet people on foot and make those who are out for the first time feel welcome.

Always make sure, that should you be in close proximity to hounds, that you face your horse towards them. Do not allow your horse to tread on or kick a hound. If your horse does break this golden rule you should apologise to the Huntsman and indicate which hound was struck, so that she can deal with it if necessary. If a veterinary bill results from the injury, you are obliged to pay the cost.