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The Wales and Border Counties Hound Show — one of the most popular hound shows of the season — took place at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells on 30 June.

The classes for the Welsh Foxhounds were particularly well-supported with hounds from 14 packs taking part, and proved very popular with a large crowd in attendance.

There were championship victories for the Plas Machynlleth and the Irfon and Towy Hunts in the Welsh ring and the Coniston enjoyed continued success in the Fell hound classes.

Although the North Cotswold, Bicester with Whaddon Chase and Duke of Beaufort’s all took their share of the major honours in the English Foxhounds classes, the Albrighton and Woodland more than held their own, taking the first class of the day with the unentered Grocer.

The ribbons were spread well across the competing packs in the beagle classes although it was the Park Beagles that enjoyed championship success.

For the four-page report from the show see the current issue of Horse & Hound magazine (7 July 2016)

View further images taken at the Wales and Border Counties Hound Show here