Dave Bearder - Quarry Co-ordinator

How does a football-loving man find himself looking after a runner who is being hunted by a pack of Bloodhounds?  Well when your wife is the Hunt‘s Field Secretary and you want to share your Sundays together, one thing leads to another….  The Quarry Co-ordinator’s role is vital to the smooth running and safety of the Hunt.  For thousands of years, Bloodhounds have hunted “the clean boot” – the natural human scent.  At the end of a line, if the mounted field needs to hack on the roads to the next line, Dave ferries the Quarry by car or gator, so hounds do not try to find the scent on the road.  He also helps look after the riders at road crossings and at Port Stops.  We are immensely grateful for his dedication and good humour.

FSB Dave Bearder