Were you out with the Old Berks Hunt or the Taunton Vale Harriers when the H&H hunting correspondent visited? If so, why not take a look to see if you were spotted by our photographers.

Old Berks Hunt

This Oxfordshire based hunt has a mixed country with grass, set-aside and corn crossed with timber and some hedges. The kennels are based near Faringdon and the hunt dates back to 1830 in its present form.

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

Kelly Gorman flies a hedge

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

Ben Elcock is new to the mastership this season

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

Matt Kean crosses the country with ease

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

 

Claire Matheson makes tidy work of an Old Berks hedge

OldBerks5

88-year-old Geoff New, who still rarely misses a meet

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

H&H’s racing correspondent Marcus Armytage with his two oldest children, Arthur, 10, and Molly, nine

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

Huntsman Michael Scott

Old Berks Hunt 07.02.15

The field

Pictures by www.trevor-meeks-photography.co.uk

View all the pictures of the Old Berks Hunt

Taunton Vale Harriers

The hunt country which lies in Devon and Somerset is lent by the Taunton Vale Foxhounds and the Tiverton Foxhounds. The pack meets on Mondays and Thursdays and the harriers are hunted by Wayne Gregory.

Taunton Vale Harriers meet at Clayhidon, Wellington, Somerset on 3rd February 2015

Henry Farrant, host, with Debbie Banwell, master of the Taunton Vale Harriers

Taunton Vale Harriers meet at Clayhidon, Wellington, Somerset on 3rd February 2015

Michael Coate and John Cunningham. 66-year-old Michael has hunted with the Taunton Vale Harriers for 55 seasons.

Over the years Michael has hunted many young ponies. In 1968 he was part of the Prince Philip Cup-winning team at the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley. Later he successfully bred and trained his own pointers as well as others run under rules.

Taunton Vale Harriers meet at Clayhidon, Wellington, Somerset on 3rd February 2015

Rebecca Jordan, Nick Cooper, Ian Pinkum, Richard Gibbs, Caz Morrison and Paul Redwood

Taunton Vale Harriers meet at Clayhidon, Wellington, Somerset on 3rd February 2015

Keith Bayliss crosses the country

hariersss

Keith Bayliss

Taunton Vale Harriers meet at Clayhidon, Wellington, Somerset on 3rd February 2015

The Taunton Vale Harriers hounds

Taunton Vale Harriers meet at Clayhidon, Wellington, Somerset on 3rd February 2015

 

View all the pictures of the Taunton Vale Harriers

Pictures by www.hamishmitchellphotography.co.uk

Don’t miss our full reports in the next issue of Horse & Hound magazine out on 5 March