Quorn whipper-in Daniel Cherriman is carrying the horn after huntsman Peter Collins broke his neck in a fall.

Mr Collins was airlifted to hospital on 20 February after his horse slipped and landed on top of him while hunting at Saxelbye.

“It was quite snowy and slippery and my horse came down on top of me.

“I was knocked unconscious and I think he must have trodden on my neck. One of my vertebrae is fractured,” said Mr Collins.

“I won’t be riding again this season and have to wear a neck brace.”

This isn’t Mr Collins’ first trip to hospital. Two years ago he smashed his leg in a fall, right at the end of the hunting season.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (4 March, ’10)