The hunting field has always been seen as a great place to educate young horses, often teaching them to find their “fifth leg” that can help to get them out of sticky situations. It is also a great place for young riders to learn their stickability, make friends and enjoy hours in the saddle come rain or shine. We take a look at some of the more junior members of the field that attended meets over the festive period to show their support for hunting.

Tiny tots out hunting in pictures

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At just 19 months old, Georgina-may Heatherington attended the Boxing Day meet of the Percy Hunt riding her pony Iggle Piggle. This was her first day mounted following hounds and will hopefully be the first of many

 

Eight-year-old Francesca enjoys a day out with hounds in Meopham over the holiday period. Francesca's mother Stacie Matarazzo Deakin said: "They both had an amazing time and I'm not sure which one enjoyed it the most!"

Eight-year-old Francesca enjoys a day out with hounds in Meopham over the holiday period. Francesca’s mother Stacie Matarazzo Deakin said: “They both had an amazing time and I’m not sure which one enjoyed it the most!”

 

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Thanks to James Hare photography for sending in this tiny tot seen out hunting with the Cheshire Draghunt on New Year's Day

Thanks to James Hare photography for sending in this tiny tot seen out hunting with the Cheshire Draghunt on New Year’s Day

 

 

Hi I facebook messaged you and you advised to send onto this email.... This is our son age 19 months at his first ever ridden hunt meet and his very cute miniature shetland Jensen's (age 12) too this weekend. All very well behaved and had such a fab time. The meet was Boxing Day with The Beaufort Hunt, Badminton. They both look forward to plenty more to come. (I have plenty of photos if you'd like others!) Proud parents. Please let me know where/when if you publish them as lots of copies will be purchased!

Miniature Shetland Jenson is the ride of Katie Turner’s 19-month-old son at their first ever meet with the Duke of Beaufort’s at Badminton

 

Lola Wood age 5 and Scooby at their 3rd boxing day meet with the Belvoir hunt

Lola Wood, aged five, riding her pony Scooby at their third Boxing Day meet with the Belvoir Hunt

 

Jemma Mendoza

Riding alongside their mother Jemma Mendoza, four-year-old Harry and five-year-old Sophia Elliott arrive at the meet of the York and Ainsty South to support their father David who is master and huntsman

 

Freddie Ford

Young Freddie Ford, son of joint-master James, enjoys a moment with his mother during a recent meet of the Clifton-on-Teme held at their home

 

Guy Higgins and Grand daughter on 3-Jan-16 20:09: Guy clerk of the course at COTH P2P. Long term supporter

Hunt supporter and clerk of the course at the Clifton-on-Teme point to point, Guy Higgins attends a recent meet with his very smartly turned out granddaughter

 

Atherstone Hunt at their meet at Market Bosworth on Boxing Day - rider unkown

A young lady arrives smartly turned-out to the meet of the Atherstone in Market Bosworth on Boxing Day