Magical moments from a sweltering Festival of Hunting

  • There was something for everyone at this year’s Festival of Hunting at the East of England Showground on 20 July.

    Most people went home with a touch more colour in their cheeks due to the soaring temperatures and credit cards may have been a little lighter too after a trip around the shops that were offering a wide variety of tempting goods.

    For those who wanted to watch the various types of hounds being judged there was plenty of action in all of the rings, however the greatest crowd assembled to watch the 128th Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show.

    The inter-hunt relay competitions entertained spectators all day resulting in popular wins for the Holcombe Hunt in the senior competition and a victory for the Cottesmore Foxes in the afternoon’s junior contest.

    Don’t miss the 5-page report in 28th July issue of the magazine with further coverage from the beagle and harrier classes in 4th August issue.

    We take a look back on some of the many memorable moments from this year’s show and see why the 2017 Festival Of Hunting is not to be missed…