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.
Kelly Gorman flies a hedge
Ben Elcock is new to the mastership this season
Matt Kean crosses the country with ease
Claire Matheson makes tidy work of an Old Berks hedge
88-year-old Geoff New, who still rarely misses a meet
H&H’s racing correspondent Marcus Armytage with his two oldest children, Arthur, 10, and Molly, nine
Huntsman Michael Scott
Pictures by www.trevor-meeks-photography.co.uk
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.
Henry Farrant, host, with Debbie Banwell, master of the Taunton Vale Harriers
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.
Rebecca Jordan, Nick Cooper, Ian Pinkum, Richard Gibbs, Caz Morrison and Paul Redwood
Keith Bayliss crosses the country
The Taunton Vale Harriers hounds
Pictures by www.hamishmitchellphotography.co.uk
Don’t miss our full reports in the next issue of Horse & Hound magazine out on 5 March