The President of the Hunt is the Duchess of Devonshire DL.

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Brought up on a farming estate, the Duchess has a lifelong affinity with the countryside and is a keen supporter of rural pursuits. Having ridden since a child, and hunted most of her life, she is delighted to be President of the Four Shires Bloodhounds.

Since moving to Derbyshire in January 2006, the Duke and Duchess play a key role in running the Chatsworth Estate and that, alongside the Duchess' many charitable commitments, translates into a very strong affinity with the local community and ensures a warm welcome to the thousands who visit Chatsworth each year.