The Boxing Day Meet

boxing_day_frontChildren hug hounds, parents pat gleaming horses, and local pubs and hotels do a roaring trade. Catherine Austen takes a closer look at the most significant day of the hunting season.

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Summers at the hound shows

hound showsNot only are hound shows great social gatherings, says Catherine Austen, but they are also a showcase for the hound breeds, where all can convene to see the country’s best.

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A day with the Heythrop

heythrop_frontA fast-paced hunt can leave you feeling more alive than ever, says Catherine Austen after a day with the Heythrop. But none of this would be possible without top-notch hunt staff and a healthy relationship with local shooting estates.

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Giving them guts

givingguts_frontHunting, whether on a pony or on foot, provides children with so much more than fresh air and exercise, says Catherine Austen.

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A passion for beagling

beagles_frontA day out with the ‘jelly-dogs’ is great fun for young and old – and you’ll be close to the action when it comes to watching hound-work – says Jeremy Hobson.

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