Autumn hunting starts

This week saw the start of Autumn hunting, with meets on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday all starting at 6am and all well supported. The new team have settled in very well, the hounds are eager and the sunrises simply beautiful.

A big thank you to the foot followers for providing a wonderful al fresco breakfast on Saturday, despite the wind!Autumn 2016

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West of England Hound Show – 4th August 2016

Well, the summer sun continues to shine on this years hound shows!

The West of England Hound Show took place at Honiton on Thursday 4th August, with a good representation of SDH subscribers, followers, farmers and puppy walkers in attendance. The SDH hounds showed well.

The Joint Masters provided a relaxed lorry lunch which was enjoyed by many. Once again a huge thank you must go to all those who came to support and especially those who helped with the catering.

SDH Hounds were placed as follows:

Single unentered dog – 4th place – Bomber

Single unentered bitch – 4th place – Bonny

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Totnes & District Agricultural Show – 31st July 2016

The South Devon Hunt attended this year’s Totnes & District Show providing the Parade of Hounds. This great local show was as well supported as ever.

 

Totnes

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Dunster Hound Show – 27th July 2016

A wonderful day was had by all at this year’s Dunster Hound Show on Wednesday 27th July 2016. Amid warm sunshine and with the beautiful setting of Dunster Castle in the background, SDH hounds competed well. A relaxed lorry lunch followed the judging, with a good number of supporters and puppy walkers joining the Joint Masters.

Thank you to all who came to support and especially to those who helped with the catering.

SDH Hounds were placed as follows:

Single unentered bitch – 3rd place – Focus

Single entered bitch – 4th place – Wildrose

Brood bitch – 3rd place – Dazzler

Any couple – 4th place – Wildrose and Windfall

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The Puppy Show 2016

The Joint Masters had the pleasure of welcoming a large group of farmers, subscribers and friends to The Kennels on Friday 10th June for the 2016 Puppy Show.

Very grateful thanks to our judges, Mrs Gill Abbat and Mr Tom Lyle MFH.

The results were as follows:

DOGHOUNDS:

1st Boffin walked by Mr C Upham
2nd Foreman walked by the Yeoman family
3rd Bomber walked by Mrs K Harvey
4th Gambol  walked by the Norrish family

BITCHES:

1st Focal walked by Mr C Upham
2nd Focus walked by the Yeoman family
3rd Lily walked by Mr and Mrs S Froy
4th Gala walked by the Retallick family

CHAMPION HOUND:

Focal walked by Mr C Upham

BEST WORKING DOGHOUND: Wildboy
BEST WORKING BITCH: Poppet
BEST WORKING 2nd SEASON HOUND: Elite

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1st May 2016 – New Hunting Year

The 1st May is the official start of the new hunting year and here at the South Devon Hunt we are all looking forward with great excitement to 2016 / 2017 season.

There are some great events coming up over the summer and our events page has been updated with information about these.

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