The Events Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to the following for their contribution to last Sunday's successful Open Show
Richard and Elaine Whitcomb for the fabulous showground and their generosity in allowing us to set up the day before
Judges -- Rachael Morley, Gary Keywood, Lucy Denny, Tiffany Tasney, Beryl Millam and Jane Weller Stewards -- Karen Dallyn, Natasha Harris, Bev Kent, Sarah Morley, Richard Stubbs, Peter Sherratt, Tina Pendle, David Hayes, Jo Haill, Sheila Lillywhite and Naomi Rogerson Assistant Secretary -- Dawn Clark Pole pickers -- David Hayes and Tom Lane Judge refreshers -- Belinda Wilkins Parking -- Barry and Patrick who ensured safe entry and exit to the showground Tim Mardles, John Gough, Tom Lane and David Hayes (and his unfeasibly large horse-box) for help in setting up the previous day.
And not least, the Masters would like to thank, as ever, Jo and Storme and James for all their hard work
Once again a wonderful team effort. There have been many emails, texts, calls and facebook messages from appreciative competitors.
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Sunday 19th October
Schedule to follow soon, any offers of help would be greatly
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timers, we welcome all and full briefing will be given plus support via the radios all day. Please let Storme or Jo know on
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1. Grafton (walked by Michael and Deborah Boulton)
2. Gregory (walked by Reid Summerhayes)
3. Glasgow (walked by Roger Jarrad)
1. Glisten (walked by Michael and Deborah Boulton)
2. Glory (walked by Caroline Saunders)
3. Gretel (walked by Michael and Deborah Boulton)
Doghound : Grafton
Bitch : Glisten
Champion : Glisten
The Hunt Supporters Cup : Glossy (Mr & Mrs David Hayes)
The Graffham Cup : Growler (the Homan Family)
The Kathleen Elwin Cup : Streamer (the Hoskins Family)
The Masters Cup : Bosun (Reid Summerhayes)
The Shirley Reed Cup : Bobbin (Michael & Deborah Boulton)
The Harold Wait Cup : Paragon (the Hoskins Family)
The Joy and Stan Mayes Trophy : Habit (Mrs Diane Evans)
History was made today at about 5.00pm at the South of England Showground at Ardingly. We could not be more pleased to announce that the CL&C Inter-Hunt Relay Team triumphed at Ardingly today by winning their semi-final against the Kent and Surrey Bloodhounds and then going on to win the Final against the Mid-Surrey Draghounds. It is the first time in several years that the CL&C has been allowed to enter the relay at this venue so it gave us immense pleasure to go all the way and win it against 7 other neighbouring packs. The standard of competition was exceptionally good today and all the teams were well practiced and fast which made winning even more of a fabulous result.
Huge congratulations to today's team which consisted of:-
Vicki Wilkins MFH, Coco Allingham, Rachel Morley and James Robertson
with Chef d'Equipe Karen Dallyn and the team on the ground
Also thank you to the great support in the stands for the Chid and Lec team as the roar of support was most definitely audible!
The competition between 15 packs was of a markedly high standard. Having travelled a considerable distance to join us, the Grove and Rufford from Nottinghamshire did not go away empty-handed, emerging as the clear winners in many classes.
Judges : Dog Hounds -- Andrew Osborne MFH (Cottesmore) and Guy Landau MFH (Morpeth) Bitch Hounds -- Mark Hankisson and Richard Standing MFH (Mendip Farmers)
Class 2 : Best Couple of Unentered Dog Hounds - 1st - Grafton and Grecian
(The Gregson Challenge Cup)
Class 9 : Best Couple of Entered Bitch Hounds - 4th - Rosy and Royalty
Class 10 : Best Two Couple of Entered Bitch Hounds - 2nd -Grayling and Tapestry, Rosy and Royalty
(The June Wood Memorial Trophy)
Class 11 : Best Brood Bitch Hound - 3rd - Tapestry
Class 12 : Championship for Best Bitch Hound - Reserve Champion - Royalty
Class 3 : Best Two Couple of Entered or Unentered Dog Hounds - 2nd - Glasgow, Grafton, Grecian and Gregory
Championship for the Best Entered or Unentered Dog Hound in Classes 1 - 4
CHAMPIONSHIP : Grafton
(Reserve: East Kent with West Street)
Class 5 : Best Unentered Bitch - 2nd - Gretel
Class 7 : Best Two Couple of Entered or Unentered Bitches - 2nd -
Royalty, Rosie, Tapestry, Grayling
Class 8 : Championship for the Best Entered or Unentered Bitches in Classes 5 - 7
CHAMPIONSHIP : Royalty
(Reserve: East Kent with West Street)
Entries may have been down by about two dozen or so, but sponsorship was greatly increased, so today's Sponsored Ride was, according to our bean-counter another terrific success, likely to top last year’s totals…How she loves a biscuit tin full to bursting with banknotes.
Thanks to all who took part and to those who came to spectate. There was a great turnout of CL&C followers, which is always nice to see. It was great day on the new course which starts with a wonderful view of Cowdray House. The going was great we were told. We'd like to thank those members of the Hunt who helped out with stewarding and trouble-shooting, but we must thank above all Joan Langmead and Nadine Crouch who make it all happen seamlessly....
Thank you to -- and in no particular order -- Trish Morley, Alison Owen and Kate Ford in the tent. Jump Stewards Suzanne Garner, Katrina Mardles, Barry and Patrick, Joy Mayes, the Hoskins, Sheila Lillywhite, and Ann Wadey. Paul L-M and Tania Slowe were pathfinders with Deborah Boulton 'sweeper’ (she did not get lost this time) and Tim Mardles and Mark Teear dashed around helpfully all week. It could not happen without the patronage of Lord Cowdray and the practical help of Robert Windle and Donald MacDonald and many, many others on the Estate, as well as the Scouts who are always prepared.
Thanks everyone. It was a terrific day!
Schedule available here
Conditions of Entry here
Entry Form here
“By 18.00 on Saturday March 22nd the scene was set for arguably the most ambitious Hunt Ball that the Chid&Lec has ever staged. Huntsman Sage Thompson and First Whip Tim Staines were on station in full livery, to greet guests at the entrance to what can only be called an amazing ‘tented village’ (huge thanks to Petworth Marquees), wonderfully sited in front of the grand, flood-lit Cowdray House. The ball-goers began arriving – style, elegance and beauty abounded – to be greeted with champagne and canapés in the reception marquee, which was themed in drapes of Hunt colours. A magician and a caricaturist entertained amongst the guests and Sasha Parker, an 8-year-old, brilliant, violinist from Haslemere Prep School played The Huntsman’s Chorus before guests went through to the dining marquee to enjoy the most delicious three course dinner (fantastic job by SuperEvent). Well-known auctioneer and Antiques Roadshow expert Dendy Easton led a 10-lot strong main auction, which raised a substantial amount for Hunt funds.
Post-dinner entertainments included Grittenham Cocktail Bar Company, based between Midhurst and Petworth, providing amazing cocktails and great skill in creating many cocktails at high speed. The ‘bucking bronco’ allowed the more adventurous to show their skills whilst those who wished to watch the fun were kept amused by the variety of ways to stay on! The casino was a quieter but no less competitive area and the tombola tree and silent auction, both generously supported by local professionals, businesses, pubs and restaurants, helped to raise much needed funds. Then the band struck up. Locally-based ‘Malfunction’ was fabulous, playing until 1.30am and the dance floor was packed, a fitting testimony to this band’s reputation.
The Masters cannot leave it unsaid: a tremendous thank you to the Events Committee of George, Jo, Storme, James and Sarah. A feat of organisation which had us reeling with admiration. Unbelievable.