The Grove and Rufford Hunt enjoyed considerable success in the foxhound ring at the Great Yorkshire Show last week (15 July), claiming both the doghound and bitch hound championships.

It was frustrating for the show organisers that only eight foxhound packs showed their hounds due to kennel cough having afflicted some of those that attended the hound show at Builth (25 June), and a number of others staying away due to concerns about the potential for contracting it.

On day one of the show, the beagles and harriers had their own rings where the Ampleforth Beagles and the Holcombe Harriers both had very successful days.

It all gets too much for one ring-shy foxhound — seen here trying to escape

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Man’s best friend: the Morpeth huntsman and one of his hounds having a quiet moment before entering the ring

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Beagles winner Ampleforth Fadmoor during the run-off

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Grove and Rufford Bellman 13, winner of the best stallion hound class and overall champion

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Presentation to the connections of Newcastle and District Wildboy 09, who was awarded best stallion hound in the beagles ring

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Best entered couple of doghounds; Grove and Rufford Stilton 14 & Strongbow 14

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Zetland huntsman David Jukes enjoys a moment with his hounds before they enter the show ring

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Judging inside the foxhound ring

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The Colne Valley Beagles take first and second prizes in the entered doghound class

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A photo call for Grove and Rufford Banish 14, overall bitch hound champion

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Champion Bitch hound Banish from the Grove & Rufford

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Further pictures from both days of the show can be seen here: www.horseandhound/great-yorkshire-show and for the full report and results, please see H&H on 23 July 2015.