A wide variety of hounds were showing at the Wales & Border Counties Hound Show at Builth Wells on 25 June.
There was something for everyone with Welsh Foxhounds, Fellhounds, English Foxhounds and Beagles all taking part, and a large number of packs showing high quality hounds.
In addition there were a number of stalls selling hunting-related items for those wishing to browse in between watching the judging.
The English Foxhound ring had judges visiting from the Live Oak Hunt in Florida, USA. Daphne Wood MFH and Martin Scott judged the doghounds while Daphne’s husband Martin, judged the bitches with Adam Waugh.
In the Welsh foxhounds ring, the Gelligaer Farmers unentered doghound class winner Druid went on to take the doghound title. He was up against the bitch hound champion Teme Valley Tally 12 — also the winner of the entered bitch class — for the overall championship, which judges Ken Jones and Wil Jones awarded to the young doghound.
The Glen Celyn beagles won their first major championship since 1928 with Traveller 14, winner of the overall doghound title.
While in the Fellhound ring, Coniston Lyric 09 retained her championship title for the second year running.
Judging of the Welsh Foxhounds
Hunt staff and hounds trying to catch the judge’s eye in the English foxhounds ring
Winning stallion hound, North Cotswold Greenwich 13 with judge Daphne Wood MFH
Welsh stallion hound winner, Cwrt-y-Cadno Bailiff 11
View over the foxhound ring
Gelligaer Farmers Druid, champion Welsh foxhound
Supporters came from far and wide to enjoy the show
Hunt staff showing their hounds off to the judges
Discussing the judging of the beagles
For the full report and results, please see Horse & Hound on 9 July 2015.