Hunting supporters are disappointed but not demoralised by the lack of a clear majority for the Conservative Party.

Hunts are taking stock of their situation, encouraged that many of their adversaries have been ousted, and making plans for a future that holds no immediate prospect of repeal.

Read reaction from Grafton huntsman Mick Wills, former Worcester master John Griffiths, Duke of Beaufort’s joint master Capt Ian Farquhar, Quorn joint master Tim Hercock and Heythrop huntsman Julian Barnfield, plus a pick of the election results, in Horse & Hound (13 May, 2010)