Were you out recently at the Pytchley’s “grey horses only day” or with the Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase when the H&H hunting correspondents paid a visit? If so, why not take a look at the pictures below to see if you were spotted by our photographers.

Pytchley

With only those on grey horses able to ride at this special meet, 72 different shades of grey horses — which were either owned or borrowed especially for the occasion — attended this spectacle that raised money for the local air ambulance.

Photos by Peter Nixon

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Rachel Telfer

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Clare Bell

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Casper Shand Kydd

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Whipper-in James Finney

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Lucy Holland, Peter Rymer and Tim Willes outside Fawsley Hall

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Annabel Pinton

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
Amateur whipper-in Johnny Knowles, Lydia Cope, Pip Taylor, Grafton huntsman Mickey Wills and Andy Tutton

Pytchley Hunt 11 12 2014
’72 shades of grey’: there’s an impressive turnout for this special meet

Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase

The hunt was formed as an amalgamation of the Bicester & Warden Hill and the Whaddon Chase in 1986. Their country lies in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with their kennels in Stratton Audley, near Bicester. Patrick Martin, who has hunted these hounds since 1992, retires at the end of the season so H&H correspondent Will Cursham spent the day of our visit “on the tail of Patrick Martin”.

Photos by Sarah Farnsworth

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Eventer Izzy Taylor is mounted on a young horse for the day

Bicester Hunt 20 12 2014
Subscriber Henry Morgan

Bicester Hunt 20 12 2014
Successful local showjumper Lottie Tutt

Bicester Hunt 20 12 2014
Members of the field taking on a Doddershall Park hedge

Bicester Hunt 20 12 2014
Annabel Peebles with Susie Beecroft, one of the hunt secretaries

Bicester Hunt 20 12 2014
The Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase field

Bicester Hunt 20 12 2014
Huntsman Patrick Martin retires at the end of this season, having hunted these hounds since 1992

Don’t miss our full reports from both packs in the 22 January issue of Horse & Hound magazine

To see the full range of pictures taken by our photographer, visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/galleries