Were you hunting with either the Fernie or the Hurworth Hunts when the H&H hunting correspondents paid a visit? If so, why not take a look at the gallery below to see if you were spotted by our photographers.

Fernie

H&H visited on the final day of the Fernie’s season to mark the retirement of senior-master Joe Cowen who has been a master of this pack since 1972. Huntsman Derek Hopkins was hunting the Fernie hounds for the final time before moves on to pastures new on 1 May.

With large areas of grassland, the Fernie country was formerly part of the Quorn but was deemed too large to hunt so Sir Richard Sutton allowed his son to hunt part of the country from 1853. Following a boundary dispute, the Quorn relinquished all claim to the country which now enjoys great support.

Fernie Hunt on 08 03 2015

Eventer Angus Smales crosses the country in style

Fernie Hunt on 08 03 2015

Charlie Wallace

Fernie Hunt on 08 03 2015

Will Graham, Lord Onslow and Charles Millington

Fernie Hunt on 08 03 2015

Hayley Clarke and Becky Little

Fernie Hunt on 08 03 2015

Derek Hopkins, Lucy Bland, Julia Rattray and Charlotte Hignett

Fernie Hunt on 08 03 2015

Mark Curtis-Bennett and Omar Curtis-Bennett

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Pictures by Peter Nixon

View all the pictures of the Fernie Hunt

Hurworth

Joe Townsend retires after 32 years of hunt service at the end of this season and our correspondent visited the meet at the kennels on his final day hunting the hounds. One of the oldest packs in the country, the Hurworth are an Old English pack, with the hounds being predominantly tan in colour and slightly thicker set than the modern foxhound.

The country lies in North Yorkshire, Durham and Cleveland with the Zetland, Bedale and Bilsdale amongst the neighbouring packs.

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

 

Jack Andrews, whipper-in

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

Catherine Shorten

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

Fiona Leng

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

Emma and Annabel Dearden

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

Kieley Alderson

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

Master Stuart Allen

Hurworth Hunt on 05 03 2015

Jessica Bedi

Pictures by Peter Nixon

Don’t miss our full reports in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine, out today (Thursday 26 March)