Savills Countryside Alliance point-to-point defies the weather at Badbury Rings

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Thousands of punters turned out for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings on Sunday (25 February), despite the cold weather. Fingers were crossed that the event would not have to be called off because of the hard frost, but by the first race, at noon, the ground had been deemed firm but fit…

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Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point secretary Jane Stockdale wins our Goodson-Wickes Trophy

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The secretary of the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point, Jane Stockdale, is the latest recipient of the Countryside Alliance’s service award – The Goodson-Wickes Trophy. The attractive bronze award was handed over to Mrs Stockdale at the point-to-point at Badbury Rings, Dorset yesterday (25 February) by Countryside Alliance chief executive Tim Bonner, in recognition of 10…

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Countryside Alliance responds to anti-hunting protests at the National Trust

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Much has been made of the many demonstrations organised today (Sunday, 25th February) by anti-hunting activists campaigning against legal trail-hunting being permitted on National Trust land. With fewer than 400 protestors in total turning out, this represents less than 0.01% of the National Trust’s 5 million membership and demonstrates just how few people are causing…

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Countryside Alliance feature on BBC Inside Out

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On Monday 22nd January our chief executive Tim Bonner featured on BBC Inside Out in the East and the South East to discuss the Hunting Act and trail-hunting. The feature sees Tim at the Puckeridge Hunt meet on Boxing Day where he explains the process of a day’s hunting and what exactly trail-hunting entails. The…

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Bristol University denies affiliation with biased anti-hunt propaganda

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Bristol University has rejected the claim that a new ‘report’ by discredited anti-hunt academic Professor Stephen Harris is attributed to the University. A recent Sunday Times article by Science Editor Jonathan Leake, printed on 7 January 2018, titled ‘Hounds linked to spread of farm diseases’ relayed findings from a Bristol University report, funded by the…

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Hunting forever, for everyone!

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As hundreds of thousands of people across the countryside get ready to support their local hunts on Boxing Day new research undertaken by the Countryside Alliance confirms that hunting is younger and more diverse than ever before. Over 250 hunts will meet on Tuesday 26th December in every corner of the countryside as hunting celebrates…

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No excuse not to hunt this Boxing Day

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Countryside Alliance’s Head of Hunting Polly Portwin writes: “Christmas Eve or Boxing Day?” This is the sort of discussion that takes place in a household where a member of the family wants to hunt at the priority meets over the Christmas period. This would be a perfectly normal discussion, rather like other families discuss whether…

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