Were you out with the Barlow Hunt or the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt 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.
Meynell and South Staffordshire
The country for this three day a week pack spreads across a large part of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, incorporating Ashbourne in the north and Lichfield in the south. A testing country to cross, there is a large vale region with plenty of grass with some serious hedges and strong timber. Adjoining hunts include the Atherstone, Quorn, South Notts and the High Peak Harriers. the Meynell and South.
Andrew Callwood makes light work of one of the many Meynell hedges
Chloe Poyser on gate-shutting duties
Huntsman Jamie Nicklin with the Meynell and South Staffordshire hounds
Guido Basile, Sarah Crabtree and Louise Williams
Iona Garton riding George
The Barlow hunt principally in Derbyshire but include parts of Nottingham and South Yorkshire in their country, which has contracted over the years due to the M1 motorway and expansion of Chesterfield and Sheffield conurbations. With the exception of some large estates, including Chatsworth, the country is a landscape of small, privately-owned grass farms.
The Barlow field
Liz Denniff crosses the country with ease
The Tuesday fixture remains one of the Barlow’s most popular
Rachel Whitlock and Ray Critchlow
Pictures by Peter Nixon