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Quorn hunt hosts show jumping event

Leicestershire hunting supporters are being invited to compete in a new show jumping event tailored for them on 13 December.

The Quorn fundraiser at Vale View Equestrian, Old Dalby, will feature clear-round jumping, a hunt relay competition and a Christmas fancy-dress.

“We have been in touch with 20 nearby hunts and are hoping the event will be an opportunity to bring them together,” explained David Birch of the Quorn hunt, who has organised the event.

“I imagine that lots of the horses will be jumping their first show jumping round and so the day has been designed with a strong hunting theme.”

Members of the highest-placed visiting hunt team will receive a free day of hunting with the Quorn and their hunt will receive a £200 donation from sponsors.

Joint-master Kim Turner added: “I think there will be quite a bit of verbal competition between the masters of different hunts in the lead up to the relay — and, of course, fancy dress will be essential.”

Visit: www.quornhunt.co.uk

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (26 November, ’09)

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