Were you out recently with the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt? [PICTURES]

  • Were you out recently with either the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt when the H&H hunting correspondent paid a visit? If so, why not take a look at the gallery below to see if you were spotted by our photographer.

    Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt

    Our correspondent visited this pack when hounds met at Morborne where the meet was hosted on the green by Mr and Mrs Nigel Rome on a frosty morning.

    A family-owned pack, the Fitzwilliam hounds are kennels at Milton Park near Peterborough, the home of the Fitzwilliam family.

    The family is currently represented in the mastership by senior-master Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland Bt. The huntsman George Adams has been in the role since 1984.

    Hunting two days per week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the country hunted by the pack extends to approximately 600 square miles from Stamford in the north to Higham Ferrers in the south. The country straddles Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

    Photos by Trevor Meeks.

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    Katie Kavanagh on Boomer the Percheron

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    Deanne Burgin on 19-year-old Haddon Hurricane, small riding horse winner at the Horse of the Year Show in 2004

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15Emily Clark, girlfriend of the Fitzwilliam’s part-time second whipper-in Josh Worthington Hayes, pops a rail on her neat little horse, Murphy

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    The Fitzwilliam’s superbly disciplined hounds, who are predominantly lemon and white Modern English, are a handsome pack for showing during the summer months.

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    15-year-old twin sisters Pip and Georgie Franks riding Hector and Nula are keen followers of the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    Joint-master Andrew West flies a rail with the highly experienced and superb hunter John who has hunted with a vast array of packs this year including the Pytchley and Cottesmore with a number of different riders, whilst his usual rider Edward Howard is travelling the world.

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    Ex-professional Flat jockey Nick Carlisle who is now a racecourse inspector for all of the Midlands courses flies a rail

    Fitzwilliam Hunt 24.01.15

    Sonia Hanson pops a fence with ease

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    Don’t miss our full report from the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt in this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on 19 February

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