The Four Shires Bloodhounds’ Hunt Supporters’ Club invites you to:
A Gala Entertaining Evening with Roy Hattersley
on Friday 28 November at 7.30pm for 8pm at
The Ballroom, Hassop Hall, Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1NS
Tickets: £65 per person: includes a five course meal and a free
signed hardback copy of Roy Hattersley’s satirical memoir WHO GOES HOME
Dress: Black Tie
Ruth Fisher, Co-coordinator,
The Four Shires Bloodhounds’
Hunt Supporters’ Club,
TICKETS: Click HERE to download a booking form. Cheques to: “Four Shires Bloodhounds’ Hunt Supporters’ Club
BACS: Sort code: 08-92-99. Account No: 65670190
All meets are at 12 noon unless indicated.
Tweeds and ties; horses do not need to be plaited. All welcome.
Thurs 18th Sept: Hodsock Priory 4pm
Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Worksop S81 0TY
By the kind invitation of Sir Andrew & Lady Buchanan
Sun 21st Sept:
Moor farm Bonsall Lane Winster DE4 2PD
Sun 28th Sept: Nether Hall, Hathersage
Nether Hall, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BG
By the kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Michael Shuttleworth
The cap for hound exercises is £20 adult and £15 for under-18s. Dress code: hacking coats and ties; no plaiting. See About Us articles.
If you have any general queries prior to a hunting day, please email:
Fours Shires' update number: will give the current status of a forthcoming meet - but please note it does not take messages. If a meet has had to cancelled because of weather conditions, or the venue changed, you can check the status on the morning by ringing after 9.30am:
October Introductory Meets
Sun 5th October: Taddington
Sun 12th October: Wetley Rocks, NR Leek
Sun 19th October: Tideswell
Sun 26th October: Manor Farm, Carburton
Regrettably due to the very wet fields, the BBQ has had to be postponed.
A VERY BIG thank you to all those that took part, organisers, supporters and riders. And speciial thanks to Dave and Emma for creating and managing the website and entry times; Andy and Helen for dealing with all the entries and the support services, Deb for collecting the sponsorship money, Chris for planning the route and Sian, her mum and friend Lizzie for making sure all went well on the day. And above all we are grateful to Amy Law and the Chatsworth General Trust for enabling us to hold the ride. As always Amy has been wonderfully helpful. The sponsorship total for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance will be announced as soon as we have all monies in.
Photos taken by Bob Turner on the day are available on the ride website above and also on our Facebook site.
Tracy Muir has taken some wonderful photos of meets this season. You can see more at her website, www.tracymuirphotography.co.uk.
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.