2017 - 2018 Meet Card

OPEN MEETS (All meets 12 noon unless otherwise stated)
Booking is not required. The Hunting Cap for Open Meets is £45 for Adults and £35 for Under 18’s.
One Under 18 rider accompanied by 2 Adults goes free. There is no membership .
Donations can be made to the Four Shires Bloodhounds.
The Hunting Cap includes a stirrup cup and port stop.

If you require any further information please contact:
Chris Kane MBH on 07854 412370 or Deb Kane on 07814 372383


Sunday November 26th 2017 - Brailsford Elms Farm DE6 5BL
Sunday December 3rd 2017 - Netherton Hall, Bradbourne DE6 1PB
Sunday December 10th 2017 - To Be Confirmed
Sunday December 17th 2017 - Duke of York, Flagg SK17 9QG
BOXING DAY - Tuesday December 26th 2017 - Ashbourne Market Square
NEW YEAR’S DAY - Monday January 1st 2018 - To Be Confirmed
Sunday January 7th 2018 - Royal Oak Hurdlow Car Park, SK17 9QJ
Sunday January 14th 2018 - Hoe Grange, Brassington, DE4 4HP
Sunday January 21st 2018 - Moneyash, Parking To Be Confirmed
Sunday January 28th 2018 - Thornbridge Hall, Ashford, DE45 1NZ
Sunday February 4th 2018 - Callow Car Farm, Wirksworth, DE4 4BR
Sunday February 11th 2018 - Chatsworth House
Sunday February 18th 2018 - Welbeck Estate
Sunday February 25th 2018 - Scarcliffe Park, NG20 9RQ
Sunday March 4th 2018 - To Be Confirmed
Sunday March 11th 2018 - Tissington Estate, DE6 1RA
Sunday March 18th 2018 - Kelstedge
Sunday March 25th 2018 - Sandbeck Estate, S66 8PF
Sunday April 1st 2018 - Old Kennels, Pike Hall, DE4 2PH


Four Shires Hunt Ball - Hassop Hall - Friday February 16th 2018
£65.00 per/person - 5 Course Meal and Disco, plus ‘Surprise’ Guest
For Bookings please ring Deb Kane on 07814 372383 or Jane Bearder on 07976 535858


Farmer’s Supper - Thursday January 25th 2018 - Duke of York, Flagg
Also: Thursday February 22nd 2018 - Venue to be confirmed

Venues or parking can be changes at short notice, so always check the website or Facebook or join the ‘text alert’ service..
All participants come out at their own risk. All damage must be reported to the Field Master.
Any damage not repairable on the day and incurring cost to the FSB will be charged at erected price.

 

Text Alert Service

Would you like to be notified of meet alterations or cancellations by text message?

In addition to our Meet Hotline we are now offering a FREE text alert service.  In the event that a meet has to be cancelled or altered at short notice we can text you as soon as we know.

To sign up simply e mail your mobile phone number to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and ask to be added to the text alert service.  

To unsubscribe at any time simply e mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  including your mobile phone number and name.

IMPORTANT: please note that text message delivery is not infallible.  Please check the website or Facebook for the meet status.

From time to time we may also notify you of forthcoming events by text or e mail, if you have supplied an e mail address.  If you would prefer not to be added to our events database please say when subscribing to this service.

Please rest assured that we will never pass your details on to any third party or use them for any other purpose.

 

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.

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.