There are not too many equestrian disciplines where those from several generations of the same family can all take part alongside each other, however hunting is an exception.

It’s not rare to see a grandfather riding with his daughter and her children on pint-size ponies all in one shot, with grandpa often being coerced into jumping fences that he might have otherwise decided not to consider.

We take a look at some hunting families seen out so far this season…

A showing dynasty: Allister Hood (centre) on Horse of the Year Show champion Our Cashel Blue, with sons Oliver and Ben who is kennelman and first whipper-in to the Dunston Harriers

Dunston Harriers 31.10.15 Family affair: Allister Hood (centre) on HOYS Champion Cashel Blue with sons Oliver and Ben who is kennelman and first whipper-in to the Dunston Harriers

Embracing the rain: Zoe Rowe hitches a ride while her children Archie and Beth enjoys a wet morning hunting with the Four Burrow Hunt in Cornwall

Zoe Rowe hitches a ride while her children Archie and Beth enjoyed a wet morning hunting with the Four Burrow Hunt in Cornwall recently. Photo credit Amy Jones

Picture credit: Amy Jones

Continued below…

Michael, Deborah and Barney Treneer, who hosted the Dartmoor’s meet on 24 October

Michael, Deborah & Barney Treneer who hosted the meet of the Dartmoor recently

Point-to-point jockey Charlotte Wyatt who works for Newmarket trainer John Ferguson, hunts regularly with her mother Cherry, out with the Dunston Harriers

Dunston Harriers 31.10.15 P to P Jockey Charlotte Wyatt with her Mother Cherry (R)

Members of the Dawe family at the Dartmoor’s meet on 24 October

Members of the Dawe family at a meet of the Dartmoor Hunt

Neill Millard MFH and his son Will (on the grey) and other young members of the Crawley & Horsham field enjoy their opening meet from Knepp Castle

Neill Millard MFH and his son Will (on grey) and other young members of the Crawley & Horsham field enjoy their opening meet from Knepp Castle

Picture credit: Sarah Farnsworth

Paula Hendriksen with daughter Lexi at the opening meet of the Crawley & Horsham at Knepp Castle

Paula Hendriksen with daughter Lexi at the opening meet of the Crawley & Horsham at Knepp Castle

Picture credit: Sarah Farnsworth

Grant, Freddy, Tracey and George Laing at the Crawley & Horsham’s opening meet at Knepp Castle on 31 October

Family: Grant, Freddy, Tracey and George Laing

Picture credit: Sarah Farnsworth

Father and daughter Alun and Sarah Jones at the opening meet of the Irfon & Towy foxhounds in Powys, Wales. Alun is 66 and back hunting having not been on a horse for 15 years

Father and daughter at the opening meet of the Irfon & Towy foxhounds in Powys, Wales. Father ??? is 66 now and is back hunting having not been on a horse for 15 years Credit Sarah Jones

Picture credit: Sarah Jones

Don’t miss all the hunting action in Horse & Hound magazine this week — where we celebrate the start of the season, capturing opening meets from around the country PLUS we head out with the Dartmoor