The Rydal Hound Show in Cumbria is one of the highlights of the summer hound showing season. It is set in the beautiful surroundings of Rydal Park which is close to Ambleside.
Local pack the Coniston hold their own hound show before the open Fellhound classes take place, with their Dazzle taking the honours. The pack’s Lyric later went on to be awarded the entered bitch hound title before being awarded the reserve championship in the Fellhound classes.
Blencathra Saddler 14, winner of the entered doghound class stood as the Fellhound champion before going on to land the supreme show championship ahead of the winners from the harrier, beagle and terrier rings.
Aside from the hound shows, visitors could also enjoy the sheepdog trials and Fellhound racing as well as browsing through the trade stands.
A full report and results are in the 18 August issue of the magazine and to see further images from the show here
Judges preside over the supreme show championship, choosing between the champions from each of the terrier, beagle, harrier and Fellhound rings
One young man shows a special bond with his hound during the young handler class
Melbreak Tam takes the honours in the terrier championship
High Peak Arrow & Argue claim victory in the best couple of harriers class
One huntsman gets a nudge during the judging of the Fellhound classes
A wonderful array of walking sticks was on display amongst a variety of other country items at the rural show
Palmer Marlborough Dancer receives a celebratory cuddle after landing the best entered doghound class in the beagles ring
Can you spot the biscuit that the Blencathra’s legendary huntsman Barry Todhunter has thrown to this hound?
Two young men concentrate on the judging in the young handler class
The Rydal hound show is an important date in the summer diary for the huntsmen of the Fell packs
Huntsmen show off their beagles during the run-off for the championship