Were you out recently with either the Isle of Wight or Cheshire packs when the H&H hunting correspondents paid a visit? If so, why not take a look at the gallery below to see if you were spotted by our photographers.
Isle of Wight
What makes this pack unique is that unlike any other British hunting country, it has no boundaries and unless they go for a swim, hounds are unlikely to enter any other hunt’s country.
With their kennels at Gatcombe, near Newport, the hunt dates back to 1845, although before that, the island was hunted by the Crockford Harriers.
The country is varied with pasture and plough in the north and the south, whereas the eastern side contains large woodlands, and in the centre of the island are the downs.
Photos by Paul Quagliana
Founded in 1763, the hunt country is predominantly grassland, fenced by hedges and ditches due to the large number of dairy farms. Members of the Cheshire field can enjoy jumping across good-sized hedges although there are ways around for those preferring an easier route.
Photos by Trevor Meeks
Don’t miss our full reports from both packs in the 15 January issue of Horse & Hound magazine
To see the full range of pictures taken by our photographer, visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/galleries