South Devon Hunt – HUNTER TRIAL




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The Puppy Show 2018

The Joint Masters had the pleasure of welcoming over 150 people, including farmers, subscribers and friends, to The Kennels on Friday 8th June for the 2018 Puppy Show. It was a wonderful afternoon of unbroken sunshine, high summer temperatures and an array of splendid cakes! The hounds showed extremely well and the kennels looked immaculate. Thank you to all who attended and all who helped.

Very grateful thanks to our judges, Andrew Osborne Esq. MFH and Anthony Holdsworth Esq.

The results were as follows:


1st Pelican walked by Miss S Faulkner
2nd Peacock walked by Mr & Mrs P Prior
3rd Saracen walked by Mr & Mrs K Ansell
4th Saxon walked by Mr C Upham


1st Saffron walked by Mr & Mrs K Ansell
2nd Penguin walked by Miss S Faulkner
3rd Pencil walked by Mr & Mrs P Prior
4th Saucepan walked by Mr C Upham


Pelican walked by Miss S Faulkner

BEST WORKING DOGHOUND: Postman walked by Mr & Mrs S Froy
BEST WORKING BITCH: Popcorn walked by Miss C Davis
BEST WORKING 2nd SEASON HOUND: Gambol walked by Miss K Hannaford Hill

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Devon County Show 2018


Congratulations must go once again to the organisers of this year’s Devon County Show. A tremendous event as ever and great to see so many attending over the three days. Well done!


The South Devon Hunt played its part, taking responsibility for the smooth running of the horse lorry parking. Thank you to Mr Peter Prior and his dedicated team of volunteers for their long hours, hard work and humour!


The South Devon Hunt had the privilege of Parading Hounds on the Saturday of the show, as well as taking part in the Countryside Arena on Thursday and Friday. Congratulations to our professional huntsman Robert Medcalf and first whip Arun Squire for providing a wonderful display of both hounds and horses. All beautifully turned out.



Friday saw the annual running of the highly competitive Inter-Hunt Relay. Representatives from 11 hunts took part with members jumping, running, horn blowing and looking smart. The South Devon Hunt team consisted of riders Robert Medcalf and Carol Cleave, backed up by strong runners Arun Squire and Sam Pedrick with Chef d’ Equipe Joint Master Matt Yeoman brought in to look smart in the turnout ring! The final results are important this year….as the SDH Team came in with a very respectable 2nd place. Well done.Unknown-7Unknown-6Unknown-2Unknown-1

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FUN RIDE – Sunday 3rd June 2018

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SPRING LUNCHEON – Monday 28th May 2018

IMG_1237Annual Spring Luncheon 


Rowbrook Farm, Poundsgate, Dartmoor TQ13 7PU (courtesy of Mr & Mrs B Mercer)

Monday 28th May 2018 at 12,30pm for 1pm. Guest Speaker & Falconry Display.

Parking available

Glass of Prosecco and canapes on arrival , followed by 4 course luncheon.

Tickets: £25

Contact: Anke Ellis on 01647 221249 or


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End of Season Supper – Saturday 7th April 2018

IMG_8219End of Season Supper

Saturday 7th April 2018 at 7.30pm

The Old Inn, Widecombe-in-the-moor.

Tickets: £20

Raffle – Auction – Supper

Contact: Anke Ellis on 01647 221249 or

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Wednesday 7th March 18 – Supper at The Old Inn, Widecombe

Following our Joint meet with the Bicester on Wednesday 7th March 2018, we are holding a joint supper at the Old Inn, Widecombe at 7:30 pm.The 3 course supper will be £20.
Please could you call Rodney or Carol Cleave on 01803 813200 as soon as possible so that we can arrange numbers with the Old Inn.

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ANNUAL HUNT BALL – Saturday 17th February 2018

Come and celebrate Valentines Day with us! – TICKETS SELLING FAST

The South Devon Hunt ball is at Stover School on Saturday 17th February 2018.

7.30pm – Carriages 1.00am – Black Tie

Dancing to Full Moon River

Tickets are £40 each

CONTACT: Anke Ellis on 01647 221249

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SDH Christmas Cards – NOW ON SALE

1000 x 5x7 copy

SDH Christmas Cards – NOW ON SALE

Packs of 10 cards (blank inside) including envelopes ONLY £5 per pack

These wonderfully versatile cards are blank inside to allow you to write your own message this Christmas, or alternatively they can be used throughout the winter as thank you cards etc.

Exclusive to the South Devon Hunt. (photography by Hazel Mansell-Greenwood)

TO ORDER please email Mr James Bucknall:
or contact: David and Anke Ellis on 01647 221249



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Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control the date of the Annual Hunt Ball has been moved.

NEW DATE: Saturday 17th February 2018

Formal invitations will be sent out soon. Anyone who has already bought tickets for the original date will have these carried over to the new date, unless we are notified otherwise. Anyone who has purchased tickets but cannot make the new date are asked to contact Anke Ellis on 01647 221249 for a refund.

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