Dunster Hound Show – 26th July 2017

The South Devon Foxhounds were again competing at this year’s Dunster Hound Show on Wednesday 26th July 2017. Amid a mixture of sunshine and showers SDH hounds competed well, with a move up the placings from last year! 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:

Brood bitch – 2nd place – Bangle ’14

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Puppy Show 2017

The Joint Masters had the pleasure of welcoming over 150 people, including farmers, subscribers and friends, to The Kennels on Friday 16th June for the 2017 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, Richard Williams Esq. MFH and George Adams Esq.

The results were as follows:


1st Monarch walked by Mrs K Harvey
2nd Moral walked by the Yeoman family
3rd Moleskin walked by Mr & Mrs P Prior
4th Major  walked by Mrs R Medcalf


1st Rocket walked by Mr & Mrs Brunton
2nd Rolo walked by Mr & Mrs Beazley
3rd Modesty walked by the Yeoman family
4th Popcorn walked by Miss C Davis


Monarch walked by Mrs K Harvey

BEST WORKING DOGHOUND: Gallant walked by Mr & Mrs P Prior
BEST WORKING BITCH: Graceful walked by Mr & Mrs P Taylor
BEST WORKING 2nd SEASON HOUND: Windfall walked by Mr C Upham

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Devon County Show 2017


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 first day of the show. Congratulations to our professional huntsman Robert Medcalf and his team (Toby and Maz) for providing a wonderful display of both hounds and horses. All beautifully turned out.

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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 Maz Medcalf and Carol Cleave, backed up by strong runners Robert Medcalf and Toby How. The final results are unimportant, it was the taking part that counted.

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Annual Spring Luncheon – Sunday 28th May 2017

The Committee and Masters of the South Devon Hunt will be holding their Annual Spring Luncheon


Uphill House, Ponsworthy, TQ13 7PH on Sunday 28th May 12.30pm for 1pm.

Guest Speaker: James Barclay Esq. discusses the future of hunting and his recent book My Hunting England.

Glass of wine and canapés on arrival followed by a Buffet Lunch.

Tickets: £25 Dress: Smart casual

Contact: Anke Ellis on 01647 221249 or

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Professional photographs from the season now available!

This season we had the pleasure of welcoming several professional photographers at our meets.

Take a look at these links to see some wonderful images from the 2016 / 2017 Season:


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End of Season Luncheon – Sunday 9th April 2017

This year we celebrate the End of Season with a lunch rather than a supper! This will allow people to enjoy a full days hunting the day before at the closing meet, give our hunt staff time to arrive and hopefully give a lot more people the flexibility to attend.

All are welcome including foot followers, friends, supporters and children.

Venue: Longfield, Manaton (parking available, weather permitting)

Time: 1pm onwards

Tickets: £15

Contact: Anke Ellis on 01647 221249

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Gentlemen’s Dinner – Thursday 23rd February 2017

The Masters of The South Devon Hunt are holding a Gentlemen’s Dinner at The Moorland Hotel on Thursday 23rd February 2017. This biennial event is very special and always a sell out, so make sure you book your tickets quickly!

The Moorland Hotel, Haytor, Dartmoor


Five course dinner & reception drinks

Dress – Black Tie

Tickets: £38 – Contact Anke Ellis on 01647 221249

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Carvery Supper – Thursday 26th January 2017

Come along and enjoy a relaxed, friendly supper. Everyone welcome.

The Kestor Inn, Manaton, Dartmoor – 7.30pm onwards

For more details contact: Anke Ellis 01647 221249


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Open Hunter Trial – Results

A fabulous day was had by all at Holwell Lawn on Sunday 9th October. The sun was shinning, the course was immaculate and Dartmoor was certainly at its best! There was a great turn out of riders and competitors, along with many friends and supporters.  Thank you to all those who took part.

A huge thank you also to those who made it happen, the organisers, the caterers, the jump judges and the many volunteers who helped to make the event a success. Well done all.

The results were as follows:

Class 1 – Under 12 years

1st. Freya Evans (Pixie)

2nd. Chloe Powell (Minty)

3rd. Kitty Brooker (Biscuit)

4th. Summer Lambert-Barnett (Rusty)

5th. Anabel Brooker (Charity)

6th. Nell Reckitt (Sonny)

Class 2 – 1’6″

1st. Rebecca Cooper (Rockey)

2nd. Dianne Cox (Poppy’s Pride)

3rd. Africa Lambert (Rusty)

4th. Verity Holdsworth (Maevis)

5th. Rosannah Lambert (Maple)

6th. Daisy Owen (George)

Class 3 – 2′ Novice

1st. Amanda Riggs (Charlie)

2nd. Victoria King (Foxhaze)

3rd. Karen Corbett (Barnaby)

4th. Karen Long (May Time Blues)

5th. Olivia Retallick (Spirit)

6th. Annabel Hodnett (Alana)

Class 4 – 2′ Novice Pairs

1st. Andrea Riggs (Charlie)

Karen Corbett (Barney)

2nd. Ava Hill (TJ)

Jemima Hill (George)

3rd. Olivia Retallick (Spirit)

Rachel Edwards (King)

4th. Kate Reece (JJ)

Jane Couch (Noon)

5th. Lottie Hornby (Tess)

Rebecca (Cooper) Rocky

Class 5 – 2’6″ Novice

1st. Ellie Reece (JJ)

2nd. Ava Hill (TJ)

3rd. Jan Harvey (Star)

4th. Erica Thompson (Romeo)

5th. Jessica Couch-Finnwick (Noon)

6th. Julie Vivian (Grafitti)

Class 6 – 2’6″ Novice Pairs

1st. Charlotte Rowe (Florida)

Max Jambeau (Tommy)

2nd. Julie Elliot (Grafitti)

Robert Leigh (Casper)

Class 7 – Intermediate

1st. Abi Lucas (Angel)

2nd. Madeline White (Lucy)

3rd. Max Jambeau (Tommy)

4th. Charlotte Rowe (Tommy)

5th. Isabelle Geren. (Diptford Morning Haze)

6th. Marianne Medcalf (Bertie)

Class 9 – Open

1st. Emma Woofenden (Harrie)

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