Point-to-Point Fixtures: February 2024
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by The Field
2w ago
All the point-to-point fixtures for February 2023 in one place. Stay a nose in front this season with our point to point fixtures list. All the point-to-point fixtures for February 2024 in one place for you to plan and prepare for an enjoyable day out in the countryside. POINT TO POINT FIXTURES IN FEBRUARY 2024 Stay a nose in front this season with our point to point fixtures list. Saturday 10th February 2024 Brocklesby Hunt Brocklesby Park Sunday 11th February 2024 Berwickshire Races Friars Haugh, Borders South Pool Harriers Buckfastleigh, Devon Waveney Harriers Higham, Suffolk Saturday 17t ..read more
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Point-to-Point Fixtures: January 2024
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by The Field
1M ago
Point-to-point fixtures for January 2024. Start the year off right with an enjoyable day out. Percy Basil ridden by Julian Prichard wins the Open Maiden race.The Golden Valley Hunt P T P at Bredwardine. Start your year off right by going to a point-to-point this January. Whatever the weather may be you can still head to the field to claim some fresh air and perhaps a tipple or two to warm yourself. Read our advice on creating the ultimate point-to-point picnic.  You might also like to read Rory Knight Bruce on the joy and exhilaration of a point-to-point  WHERE TO POINT-TO-POINT IN J ..read more
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Hunting Mares
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by twaugh
3M ago
Hunting mares can be capricious and even downright difficult but Tessa Waugh says they can also be your horse of a lifetime Jammy Taylor's Kitkat required patience People are very rarely lukewarm when it comes to an opinion on hunting mares. The naysayers condemn them as complicated, high-maintenance and slaves to their hormones, while those in the pro camp can spend days praising their bravery and intelligence. “You cannot beat a good mare,” they say but in the same sentence often caution “there are many bad ones”. On the hunting field it can go either way. A hunter of many years put it in a ..read more
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Point-to-Point Fixtures: November 2023
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by The Field
3M ago
Point-to-point fixtures for November 2023. All the point-to-point fixtures for November 2023 in one place for you to plan and prepare for an enjoyable day out in the countryside. POINT-TO-POINT FIXTURES IN NOVEMBER 2023 Sunday 12 November Portman Badbury Rings, Dorset Sunday 19 November Carmarthenshire FFOS las Racecourse East Cornwall Great Trethew, Cornwall Sunday 26 November Hursley Hambledon Larkhill, Wiltshire ..read more
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Hugo Meynell The Father Of Modern Foxhunting
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by Mary Skipwith
3M ago
Hugo Meynell’s is the father of modern fox hunting: his dedication to the sport shaped the hounds we still see in the field today, and his influence arguably remains unparalleled Dig into the history of hunting and one of the names most commonly unearthed is that of Hugo Meynell, widely regarded as the father of modern foxhunting. Deciphering the tale of his influence on the sport has not been dissimilar to what he so carefully bred his hounds for: seeking out the correct focus, checking to ensure confusion doesn’t spoil the pursuit and, at the end of it all, tracing back through events to ma ..read more
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The Fife Bloodhounds
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by The Field
3M ago
Hunting is the glue that holds many rural communities together and, picking up where its predecessors left off, the Fife Bloodhounds are doing just that says Netia Walker developing characters In a countryside under pressure from a sharp focus on farming, its relationship with the environment and biodiversity, and changing attitudes towards the way we use animals, the ability for us to adapt has never been so important if we are to preserve the country pursuits that so many of us hold dear. Henry and Louisa Cheape hail from beautiful Strathtyrum, in St Andrews, Fife. Both are ‘roll up your sle ..read more
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How amateur jockeys made the Grand National the race it is today
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by The Field
3M ago
Amateur jockeys have played a huge part in making the Grand National the race it is today, with their courage and determination providing moments of pure gold says Marcus Armytage Sam Waley-Cohen There are very few major sports in which amateurs can compete against professionals at the highest level and, occasionally, win. But jump racing is one of them, as Sam Waley- Cohen (or Mr Sam Waley-Cohen as he was in the racecard) reminded us in April 2022 when he became the first amateur for 32 years to win the Grand National. The course at Aintree may have evolved over the decades to something less ..read more
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How to prepare for the Hunting Season
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by The Field
3M ago
Over the summer, hunts are a hive of activity: from horses and hounds to boots and buttons, everything must be shipshape for the Season ahead says Octavia Pollock Have you looked at your boots since last Season? When did you last leave the ground? Have you spoken to the farmer whose rails got broken? Summer still has that sun-soaked feel of carefree months untroubled by early starts and endless mud, but whether you are hunt staff or an occasional follower, it is a crucial time for repairing and preparing, laying the foundation for a successful Hunting Season. “People say ‘what do you do all ..read more
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Welsh Hounds
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by Adrian Dangar
3M ago
The Welsh foxhound has long been celebrated for its nose, voice and drive - qualities that progressive breeders seized upon to reinvigorate its English counterpart For many hunting enthusiasts a visit to the Wales & Border Counties Hound Show at the Royal Welsh Showground on the last Thursday in June is a highlight of summer. There are several rings for different hound breeds at the spectacular setting within a natural bowl of the mountains at Builth Wells, where the Brecon & Talybont, Golden Valley, Irfon & Towy, Radnor & West Hereford and Teme Valley foxhounds all converge ..read more
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Point-to-Point Fixtures: March 2023
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by The Field
3M ago
All the point-to-point fixtures for March 2023 in one place. All the point-to-point fixtures for March 2023 in one place for you to plan and prepare for an enjoyable day out in the countryside. POINT TO POINT FIXTURES IN MARCH 2023 Saturday 4th March 2023 Duke of Beauforts Hunt Didmarton, Gloucestershire Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Buckfastleigh, Devon Sunday 5th March 2023 Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Hunt Charlton Horethorne, Somerset Curre & Llangibby Howick, Gwent Yorkshire Jockeys Club Charm Park, North Yorkshire Saturday 11th March 2023 Buccleuch Point-to-Point Friars Haugh ..read more
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