Once again we are grateful to the generosity and support of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and the kindness of the staff for making us so welcome at Chatsworth House. On our third attempt to meet, due to the weather this season, the sun shone brightly and the sky was blue. With thirteen and a half couple out, our kennel-huntsman, Heidi Critchlow delighted the crowd of well-wishers and visitors to the park, some of whom had never seen a hunt before.
On the field we were pleased to welcome members of the Devonshire family, who enjoyed the perfect going, whilst watching hounds hunt their quarry with speed and accuracy. It was only the skill of the superb runner, Andy Wint, which prevented them from catching him. Chris Kane, MBH and Mandy Stone, MBH, again provided a hugely enjoyable day for all, with breath taking views of the estate to compliment the new and varied day.
During the meet and afterwards, Helen and Andy Best provided much needed refreshments.
Members of the mounted field said how much they look forward to this summer’s Chatsworth Sponsored Ride on Sunday 7th July. Please put this special date in your diary; further details to follow soon.