seavington-2The Countryside Alliance’s annual Hunting Newcomers’ Week will this year take place from 22nd – 29th October. The aim of this week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and to encourage those that have never been hunting before to give it a try. No special clothes or kit are needed to take part!

The Countryside Alliance is encouraging hunts to organise an activity during the designated week which could range from a meet to a talk at the kennels and hunts taking part will be listed below.

If you would like any further information regarding your local hunt, or any supporting literature to hand out please contact [email protected]

 

Hunting Newcomers’ Week events

Carmarthenshire – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 29th October at 11am. Please contact Annette Kemp on [email protected] for further details

College Valley and North Northumberland – Newcomers’ Morning on Saturday 22nd October at 9am. Please contact Andrew Taylor on 07973 256915 for further details

Cottesmore – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 22nd October. Please contact Clare Bell on 07854 587366 for further details

Crawley & Horsham Hunt – Newcomers’ Day on Saturday 22nd October. Please contact Amanda Bentley, [email protected] for further details

Curre & Llangibby – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 15th October at 10am. Please contact Charlotte Breese on 07703 269829 for further details

Dartmoor – Newcomers’ Social evening at 7pm on Friday 21st October. Come and meet a ‘hunting buddy’, try your hand at horn blowing and take part in our quiz. Bar and nibbles available. Followed by our Newcomers’/childrens’ meet on Saturday 22nd October. Please contact Amelia Eyston on 07801 108050 for further details

Derwent Hunt – Newcomers’ and Brunch meet on Saturday 8th October. Please contact Julie Snowden on 07876 035736 for further details

East Kent With West Street – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 22nd October at 9.30am. Please contact Lucinda Thompson, [email protected] for further details

Fife – Newcomers’ Day on Saturday 8th October at 10 am. Please contact Liz Bell on 07966 000229 for further details

Fitzwilliam (Milton) – Newcomers’ Meet at 8am on Saturday 29th October. Please contact Karen Silcock on 01487 841722 or [email protected] for further details

Gelligaer Farmers Hunt – Newcomers’ Meet on Wednesday 26th October. Please contact David Burles on 01495 371097 for further information

Golden Valley Hunt – Newcomers’ / childrens’ fun Autumn hunting day followed by BBQ on 29th October at 10am. Join us for a “meet the hounds session” before the meet and a hunting knowledge quiz after the meet at the BBQ, with prizes. Please contact the Masters, Darren 07970 623275 or Mike 01982 510231 for further details

Hampshire Hunt – Newcomers’ day on Saturday 29th October at 10 am. For more information please ring or email the secretaries on 01420 562090/07778 393200 [email protected]

High Peak Hunt – Newcomers’ / Pony Club Meet on Wednesday 26th October at 7.30am. Please contact Pip Clayton, Field Secretary on 07970 120966 for further details

Jedforest – please contact Jennie Pole on 07760 238596 for information

Llangeinor Pentyrch – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 15th October. Please contact Rachel Thomas on  07866 427846 for further information

Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 8th October at 10am to include breakfast afterwards. Please contact Norman Oliver on 07503 188190 for further details

Lauderdale Hunt – Newcomers’ Meet at 9am on Saturday 22nd October, to include bacon rolls. Please contact Claire Bellamy on 07929 543693 for further information

Meynell & South Staffordshire Hunt – Newcomers’ /Pony Club meets at 9am on  Saturday 22nd October, Thursday 27th October and Saturday 29th October. Please contact Rachael Morley on 07889 083194 or Louise Moore on 07990 550547 for further details and to book your place

Middleton – Newcomers’ Breakfast Meet on Saturday 22nd October followed by a ‘meet the team’ day on Monday 24th October. For further details please contact Brian Tarver [email protected] or 07802 906093

Modbury Harriers – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 22nd October. Please contact Sorrel Dryden on 07534 222980 for further details

New Forest – Newcomers’ Day at 9am on Saturday 8th October. Please contact Penny Rendle on 07775 722795 for further details

North Cotswold – Newcomers’ Day on Saturday 29th October. Please contact Emily Russell on 07794 138360 or [email protected] for further details

North Norfolk Harriers – Monday 24th October 11.00am -12.30pm – Newcomers’ morning at The Kennels. Open to all and is a chance to meet the hounds and staff, explain the hunting day and answer any questions you may have. Followed by a Newcomers Meet on Tuesday 25th October at 8.30am.  Please contact Amanda Brownlow 01263 740446 for further details.

Oakley Hunt – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 29th October.  Please contact Caroline Evans MFH 07734 418598 for further details

Puckeridge – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 22nd October at 7.30am. Please contact Neil Pearson on 01799 584182 (evenings) or 07801 349315 (days) for further details

Royal Artillery – Newcomers’ Weekend, 1st & 2nd October. Please contact Pippa Grob on 07780 547696 for further information

Seavington Hunt – Newcomers’ course, 8th & 9th October followed by a Newcomers’ meet on Saturday 22nd October. Please contact Annabelle Boucher on 07946 805696 for further information

South Dorset Hunt – Newcomers’ Day on Tuesday 25th October. 10am talk from Dominic Jones MFH, 11am mounted meet followed by autumn hunting.  Barbecue/burgers etc from 1.30pm. Please call Hon Secretary on 01258 860614 for further details

South Tetcott Hunt – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 22nd October. Please contact Karen Chubb on 07796 263953 or by email, [email protected] for further details

Spooner’s & West Dartmoor Foxhounds – Saturday October 22nd  Newcomers’ Meet. Breakfast with the Master at 9am. Please contact Kennels on 01822 852178 for further details or the Secretary, Kate Shobrook on 07966 968578 or [email protected]

Stevenstone – Newcomers’ / Pony Club meet on Saturday 22nd October at 10am. Please contact Wendy Chope on 07891 329638 for further details

Suffolk Hunt – Newcomers’ Day  on Tuesday 25th October 8am. Breakfast afterwards & meet the team, have all your queries answered! Please contact Clare Brown, [email protected] for further details

Surrey Union – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm. Please contact Catherine Heilbron on 07798 676250 for further details

Thurlow Hunt – Newcomers Day to coincide with breakfast meet on Saturday 29th October at 7.30am. Please contact either Jane Sheppard on 01440 783209, [email protected] or Mel Sharp on 07714 263601, [email protected] for further details

Warwickshire – Newcomers’ Day on Saturday 22nd October at 8.00 a.m. Please contact Charmian Green on 07868 328675 for further details

Western Hunt – Newcomers’ Meet on Saturday 29th October at 10am. Bacon rolls and hot drinks available. Please contact Sarah Baker on 07818 407484 for further details

Woolaston Basset Hounds – Newcomers’ Day at the Kennels on Sunday 23rd October starting at 2pm. Please contact John Carter on 07968 996725 for further details