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Richard Gurney: Time to say over and out *H&H Plus*

Opinion

Having reached 12 seasons in the mastership, completing two as field master before that, and hunted our hounds for four seasons – and with 2020 bringing the 50th anniversary of my first day out with the Old Surrey and Burstow – I feel the time has come to call it a day and will retire on 1 May.

There is a new and ambitious team waiting in the wings and they deserve their chance to take things forward. The hunting landscape in the south-east is constantly changing, as it is up and down the country, and adopting new and fresh views along with continuing the good practice already in place has to be the way to go.