Hunting people with grey horses — and those who may help them — regularly sacrifice hours of their lives before a meet using various methods and/or products to try to prevent stable stains or marks from ruining their otherwise immaculate turnout. And these pictures prove it’s worth the effort…

Here are some spectacular greys — of varying shades — seen out on the hunting field

Dunston Harriers Hunt

Exchanging wisdom: two immaculate greys ridden by Albi Mann and Dunston Harriers chairman Brian King
Exchanging wisdom: two immaculate greys ridden by Albi Mann and Dunston Harriers chairman Brian King.

Taunton Vale Harriers

H&H hunting correspondent Rebecca Jordan (left) alongside Nick Cooper, Ian Pinkum, Richard Gibbs, Caz Morrison and Paul Redwood during a visit to the Taunton Vale Harriers last season

H&H hunting correspondent Rebecca Jordan (left) alongside Nick Cooper, Ian Pinkum, Richard Gibbs, Caz Morrison and Paul Redwood during a visit to the Taunton Vale Harriers last season.

Continued below…

Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt

Faye Stephenson — a visitor from the Zetland — enjoys a flying day with the Meynell and South Staffordshire last season

Faye Stephenson — a visitor from the Zetland — enjoys a flying day with the Meynell and South Staffordshire last season.

Fernie Hunt

Jumping upsides: Rob Almond and Will Graham during a meet of the Fernie at Laughton near Market Harborough last season

Jumping upsides: Rob Almond and Will Graham during a meet of the Fernie at Laughton near Market Harborough last season.

Dunston Harriers Hunt

Amateur whipper-in Reece Plumb neatly pops a fence at the opening meet of the Dunston Harriers

Amateur whipper-in Reece Plumb neatly pops a fence at the opening meet of the Dunston Harriers.

Dunston Harriers Hunt

A smartly turned out young member of the Dunston Harriers field at their opening meet

A smartly turned out young member of the Dunston Harriers field at their opening meet.

Dartmoor

Crossing Dartmoor — where a brook can come in handy for washing the worst of the mud off a grey (or any colour for that matter)Crossing Dartmoor — where a brook can come in handy for washing the worst of the mud off a grey (or a horse of any colour for that matter).

Fitzwilliam Hunt

Josh Worthington-Hayes takes on a hunt rail during a meet of the Fitzwilliam last season

Josh Worthington-Hayes takes on a hunt rail during a meet of the Fitzwilliam last season.

Crawley & Horsham

Family affair: Charlotte Bradley and her father Parke Bradley take on a fair hedge at the opening meet of the Crawley and Horsham

Family affair: Charlotte Bradley and her father Parke Bradley take on a fair hedge at the opening meet of the Crawley and Horsham.

Crawley & Horsham

Horse & Hound: Lee Rodway's smart grey hunter keeps an eye on a Crawley and Horsham hound within the stunning grounds of Knepp Castle

Horse & Hound: Lee Rodway’s smart grey hunter keeps an eye on a Crawley and Horsham hound within the stunning grounds of Knepp Castle.

Don’t miss all the hunting action in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine (19 November 2015), where we visit the Crawley & Horsham and the Dunston Harriers