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Were you out with the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt or the Essex and Suffolk Hunt? [PICS]

Were you out with the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt or the Essex and Suffolk Hunt when the H&H hunting correspondent paid a visit? If so, why not take a look at the gallery below to see if you were spotted by our photographers.

Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt

With their kennels in Badminton Park, a large part of the Beaufort’s hunting country is centered around this part of Gloucestershire. A private pack of hounds, it is financed by subscription, similar to the majority of other packs of hounds. The Dukes of Beaufort have been in the mastership since the title was created in 1682 and the hounds, kennels and stables still belong to them.

OTOTO Sturgis - Beaufort 24 01 2015

Charlotte Alexander and Will Cursham

OTOTO Sturgis - Beaufort 24 01 2015

Estate agent Rupert Sturgis, leading the field, is now in his 12th season as field master

OTOTO Sturgis - Beaufort 24 01 2015

Hon Hugh Roche and Rosie Roche

OTOTO Sturgis - Beaufort 24 01 2015The Sturgis family (from right to left: Rupert, Beanie, Tor and Gail)

OTOTO Sturgis - Beaufort 24 01 2015

Pictures by Peter Nixon

View our full picture gallery of the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt

Essex and Suffolk Hunt

The Essex and Suffolk hunt is reputed to have been started by Sir William Rowley in 1791 with a pack of hounds purchased from the Duke of York. The kennels have been in their current location at Layham, near Ipswich, since they were moved there during World War II.

Essex and Suffolk Hunt 28 01 2015

Daisy Huckstable and Caroline March

Essex and Suffolk Hunt 28 01 2015

David Applin

Essex and Suffolk Hunt 28 01 2015

Caroline March and Daisy Huckstable

Essex and Suffolk Hunt 28 01 2015

Dan Spencer, Sarah Ely and Kate Over

Essex and Suffolk Hunt 28 01 2015

 

The mixed pack of 18 1/2 couple includes modern-bred and Old English hounds

Essex and Suffolk Hunt 28 01 2015

Heather Buckle and Henrietta Cranfield

Pictures by Peter Nixon

View our full picture gallery of the Essex and Suffolk Hunt

Don’t miss our full report in the next issue of Horse & Hound, out on Thurday 26 February.

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