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Horse & Family Dog Show





Sunday 19th July 2015

Waterside Field, Powderham Road, Powderham


By kind permission of Lord and Lady Devon


Classes include – Showing, Working Hunter, Show-jumping.

From 9.30am

BBQ & Refreshments available

Vet on Call   –    First Aid Cover

Organisers – Valerie Kemp & Louise Watson

07974 808318

Entry Fees – £6.00 per class – all entries on the day.

Rosettes awarded to 6th place in all classes



Directions from A379:  If coming from Exeter drive through village of Kenton and past the entrance to Powderham Castle on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village, carry on towards Starcross until you see the sign for Starcross Yacht Club and SDH Show on the left.  If coming from Dawlish drive through village of Starcross and as you leave the village turn right towards Starcross Yacht Club and SDH Show will be signed.

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Schedule for the Hunt Show

The schedule for the hunt show on Sunday 19th July is now available.

Download a copy here.


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Hunter Trial Results

The results of the Hunter Trial on Sunday 5th October are listed below.

The official photographer on the day was Heather Jerrard. She can be contacted through her website at

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Puppy Show 20th June 2014

The puppy show once again this year was blessed with fine weather, and our thanks must go to Mr Jackie Thomas MFH and Mr Simon Kenny, Kennel Huntsman with the Mid Devon Hunt for judging our hounds.Some 8 couple of Doghounds and 6 1/2 couple of Bitches.

There was a good crowd and a good number of hunt staff as well to enjoy watching Josh Smith our new whip for this season showing hounds for the first time, and I think he did very well (so well done Josh).

Tea was as always very good and thanks to all of you who provided cakes and sandwiches in plenty.The prize giving came after tea as well as a presentation to Simon French (our leaving Kennel Huntsman ) made on behalf of the joint Masters by Senior master Mr Ian Pearse of a hand painted tray with a fox and hound depicted on it. After this Josh let out the older hounds which always causes trouble in the catering tent but its all good fun!

Later those that stayed for suppper were treated to a paella prepared by Mrs Pearse and the catering team who worked very hard all afternoon (thanks to all of you).

As always the Kennels looked very well kept and maintained thanks to Ian and all his hard working staff, well done to you all for the hard work.

Simon French KH showing the hounds

Simon French KH showing the hounds


1st Gander – Walked by Mrs Sharon Gaye

2nd Garrison – Walked by The Retallick Family

The Judges considering the bitches

The Judges considering the bitches

3rd Gauntlet – Walked by Mr & Mrs Peter Prior


1st Gaggle – Walked by Mrs Harvey

2nd Garlic – Walked by Mr & Mrs Peter Prior

3rd Bounty – Walked by Mr Charles Upham

Champion Hound.

Gaggle – Walked by Mrs Harvey

Best Working Doghound.

Steptoe. – Walked by Mrs Sharon Gaye

Best Working Bitch.

Dazzler – Walked by Louise Watson M.F.H

Best Working Hound (2nd Season)

Wiseman. – Walked by Mrs Harvey



Simon French KH and Lydia Ruell

Simon French KH and Lydia Ruell holding their presentation tray as a gift from the Hunt

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Gill Norish – Gone Away

Gill Norrish of Foxworthy Poundsgate sadly passed away after a long illness. She will be missed by many friends in our country. A marvellous send off was arranged with the cortege being escorted by Ian Pearse and Josh Smith from Foxworthy to the funeral at Leusdon Church on Monday 2nd June. Many friends and family attended the lovely service followed by a wake at Foxworthy.



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85 Years Young.

PC-JOHN TUCKETTS 85th (1)PC-THE FAMILY AT JOHN 's 85thPC-J. TUCKETT's 85th with IAN & HOUNDS (1)Today we met at Cold East Cross and celebrated John Tucketts 85th birthday which coincided with our foot followers meet and the schools half term so there were a lot of people and plenty of food for all to enjoy.

Mr Froy (joint master) asked all to sing Happy Birthday which we all joined in with, after which the cake was cut and handed round for all to enjoy.

Thanks to all those who brought food, as always there was plenty.

Happy 85th birthday John heres looking forward to your next milestone!!

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