I am writing to lodge a preliminary protest in response to the defamatory statement on the CL&C Tumblers League table concerning my client Mr Basil Horse. The words “Bad Basil” have caused or are likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of my client, Mr Horse, and have also lowered him in the estimation of right-thinking or reasonable members of society and/or have substantially affected in an adverse manner the attitude of others towards Mr Horse.
I therefore request a full apology from the anonymous author of the defamatory statement to be published on the so-called CL&C website, and damages from the Mastership and Directors of the so-called CL&C Hunt in the sum of £1,000,000,000 which will barely scratch the surface of the pain and suffering caused to my client but may ameliorate the fact that he is clearly going to be unable to find further employment anywhere in southern England.
I look forward to hearing from you within 10 working hours with a cheque, in the absence of which legal proceedings will be issued without further notice to yourselves.
We’ve decided to make it after our ‘second’ Opening Meet as many of you felt it was less frantic a day and easier to make arrangements for. We are here to oblige…
Tickets are £23 and can be obtained from Hon Sec Nadine Crouch on 07973 182414 or via ‘Speak’. They will sell extremely well, so please get in touch with her quickly. It was a terrific evening last time, so the Masters will look forward to seeing you all again and to toast 2014-5. Here is the menu for your perusal and delectation:
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Traditional Bacon Suet Pudding
Fresh Parsley Sauce
Little Roasted Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables
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Warm Blackberry, Pear and Almond Tartlets
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Coffee & Petits-Fours de Ferrero Rocher
(Oh, Ambassador! How you spoil us!)
Ladies and gentlemen! Be a cut above the rest in a new body warmer and make yourself instantly popular with the masters by producing, from its pockets, some sloe gin in one of our smart new hip flasks. Several would be delighted with a flourish of your wind-proof lighter. With the festive season less than 15 weeks away [Thanks for that - Ed] , these will provide affordable gift solutions of ineffable quality, while simultaneously raising money to support your hounds. What a warm, roseate glow that will produce! Especially after the sloe gin.
All available from Sheila Lillywhite. See her at meets.
Prices: Pewter Hip Flask = £25 Stainless Steel Hip Flask = £20 Leather Hip Flask = £20 Bottle-stop = £15 Lighter = £10 Body Warmer = £35 Fleece (adult) = £25 Fleece (child) = £15 Sweat Shirt (adult) = 20 Sweat Shirt (child) = £15 Ties = £15 Cap = £10
Please get in touch with Sheila (01798 342990) as soon as you can as it is sure to sell out quickly.
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.
The date for our next event our Hunter Trial at Iping is
Sunday 19th October
Schedule to follow soon, any offers of help would be greatly
appreciated. This event requires many hands, experienced or first
timers, we welcome all and full briefing will be given plus support via the radios all day. Please let Storme or Jo know on
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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)