Were you out with either the West Percy Hunt for their opening meet on Saturday 1 November, or the Tiverton Staghounds on Saturday 25 October?

If so, why not see what H&H’s hunting correspondents enjoyed about their visit to your hunt country and see if you got a mention. Take a look at the pictures in the gallery below to see if you can spot yourself or anyone you may know.

West Percy
With their permanent pasture and hill ground on the south and east side of the Cheviot Hills, the West Percy is sometimes know as “The jewel of the north”. Laying adjacent to the Border Hunt to the west, the College Valley to the north, the Percy to the east and the Morpeth to the south, they hunt on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Pictures by: John Grossick

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Grand National winning jockey Tony Dobbin with his wife Rose, a National Hunt trainer, and their daughter Nancy

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Poppies are out in force with the West Percy

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West Percy huntsman George Trotter

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Little and large: Gail Gray with Ellie Gray on her grey pony

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Joint-master Kirsty Hargreave also helps to whip-in

Tiverton Staghounds
At the other end of the country, the Tiverton Staghounds are one of just three staghound packs in the UK, all of which are based in Devon or Somerset. Hunting within the confines of the Hunting Act 2004, the staghounds have adapted their hunting methods, just like the foxhounds, harriers, bassets and beagle packs have.

Pictures by: Sarah Farnsworth

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Tiverton Staghounds huntsman Andrew Herniman with hounds at the meet

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Mia Williams with her smartly turned-out mount

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Shaun Carter, Rob Clements, Emma Burrough, Pauline Hopper and William Hopper line-up

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In the heart of the country

Don’t miss the full reports from both hunts in the 20 November issue of Horse & Hound magazine

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

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