Saturday 25 May 2013 - Cross Country & Show Jumping Training Day at Dawgates Wood, Sutton in Ashfield NG19 7QD
This is an excellent opportunity to get some expert tuition on show jumping and cross country with Sian Somerset-Hobson and Lucy Cocker. It's at a great location with a variety of jumps and is suitable for all abilities.
The sessions will be a maximum of 4 riders per group and last 1.5 hours. The cost per rider is £20. Spectators are welcome.
Sian Somerset-Hobson is a local instructor, who teaches all levels, abilities and ages. She has competed locally and nationally in show jumping, dressage, cross country and showing classes. She has evented to Novice level, including at Chatsworth International. She is one of our regular supporters.
Lucy Cocker has evented from a young age and has recently become the Team Captain for the A team at Birmingham Uni, also qualified for the Uni National Champs.
Refreshments will be available to purchase and a BBQ will be running throughout the day.
We have a number of events planned throughout the Summer:
Sunday 19 May - Manor Farm, Carburton, Worksop S80 3BU, with optional jumping and a BBQ after.
Thursday 30 May - 16.00 from Monyash, with light refreshment after.
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 25 May - Cross Country/Show Jumping Training Day at Dawgates Wood, Dawgates Lane, Skegby, Sutton in Ashfield NG19 7QD. Suitable for all abilities, each group will be a maximum of 4 riders. £20 per rider. Booking is essential for this. To book or for further info, please contact Sian Somerset-Hobson on 07966 757360.
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.
Hunting cap: Adults £45
Under 18s Members £30
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.
Come and take part and raise some funds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, who do a fantastic job all year round in all conditions.
For further information, full details and to book on please go to
Hirelings are available for our meets from Andrew Callwood, Manor Farm. Seven Sisters Lane, Ollerton. Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8RL. Mobile:07768 110275. Please note there is a minimum of 2 required for any meet.
We have a few riders who have hirelings from Andrew on occasion, Ruth Fisher (our whipper-in) has offered to coordinate you all on dates so either text or ring her on 07813 661320.
ENQUIRIES: If you have any questions about the day, please ring and ask. See our Contacts page for full details and phone numbers.
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.