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PRESS RELEASE FROM MODBURY HARRIERS – ***BUSINESS AS USUAL***
- The Modbury Harriers is continuing as a viable, independent, and legal hunt
- The Modbury Harrier kennels are moving to the South Devon Hunt kennels at Denbury
- The two point-to-points will continue to be shared between the Dartmoor Hunt and Modbury Harriers on an equal basis
The Modbury Harriers pack will be vacating their kennels on the Flete Estate – where they have resided for the past forty years – at the close of the current season, and will relocate at the end of March to the South Devon Hunt kennels at Denbury, with a similar rental arrangement.
There is to be no merging of the packs. The Harriers will continue to hunt legally as the Modbury Harriers and will cover the traditional Modbury Harriers country (south of the A38, twenty miles square between the Tamar and the Avon rivers). They will meet on Saturdays and occasional Tuesdays. The South Devon will continue to hunt their own country with their own foxhounds.
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 http://heatherjerrardphotography.weebly.com/
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.
1st Gander – Walked by Mrs Sharon Gaye
2nd Garrison – Walked by The Retallick Family
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
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
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.
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!!