Sunday, 30 December 2018

December Meets

December Meets were, as always, generous to a fault and supported by landowners, farmers and keepers who were facing a sludgy season. To our hosts and those responsible for our the land across which we lay trails - a huge thank you.

The Stern
Who was concerned that the expression "gimp mask" led to "Ah, you'll like this."?
Who carries a complete manicure set?
Who needed a lttlle assistance to get going again (x2)? It must be said that the first rescued the second!

These and many more may be found in several galleries HERE.

Boxing Day 2018

A change to tradition, a phrase you will rarely read on a hunting blog but this year the Meet was at kennels before the parade along Elham High Street.
An excellent crowd gathered at the meet, some 400 - 500  managed the track up Cullens Hill despite its gradient and other hazards. According to a non-hunting friend there were another 200+ waiting for the parade along the High Street.
For the mounted field the calmer atmosphere at kennels was a boon with almost all of the 50+ mounted gathering at kennels whereas in previous years those on young or nervous horses had not wanted to risk an appearance in the Square where the huge cheers of support could even spook those of us on foot.


These and many more may be viewed HERE.

Half way through the gathering.

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