Hounds Magazine | Opening Meet

This month’s Hounds has given us a lovely spread, thanks to Sue and Joe’s terrific photographs. It was one of those great days and great to have a memory of it. In inimitable Hounds style, the caption to picture nine tells us this is ‘Molly daughter of Tim Staines and Stealthy’. We’re not sure they quite mean of what they write. I mean, we’re not in Wales.

Opening Meet Supper & Tumblers | Graffham Village Hall

Best Fall at Opening Meet:

Henrietta Smyth (Stag Park)
Adam Matthews (Stage Park)
Flora James (Stag Park)

(Winner = Henrietta Smyth)

‘Where Did that Come From?’ Award

Tim Staines (Holland Wood)
Vicki Dolin
Henry Dallal (Pallingham Manor)

(Winner = Henry Dallal)

‘Hazard in the Ground’ award

Sasha Lawes (Pallingham Manor)
Paul Lyon-Maris (Bepton)
Harry Wilkins (Pallingham Manor)

(Winner = Harry Wilkins)

‘Mud Pack’ Award

Mark Rees (Rotherbridge)
Sasha Lawes (Holland Wood)
Johnny Rowell

(Winner = Sasha Lawes)

‘Trip Hazard’ Award

Stephen Woodford (Heyshott)
Adrian Clay (Malham)
Scarlett Edge (Holland Wood)

(Winner = Stephen Woodford)

‘Timber Tumbler’ Award

Hartley Crouch
Paddy Walker (Goodwood)
Julia Edwards (Malham Farm)

(Winner = Paddy Walker)

‘Grit, Determination & Sheer Bloodyminded-ness’ Award

Richard Hextall
(Stag Park)
Rupert Uloth (Lordings)
David Hayes (Pallingham Manor)

(Winner = David Hayes)

Senior Stirrup Trophy :

Sarah Salter

Junior Stirrup Plaque :

Tinka Allingham and William Hextall

Toby Stone Award :

James and William Hextall

Opening Meet | The Thrill of it All

We had another wonderful day at Petworth House and around the Park and its environs. Just shy of 100 mounted and many on foot. A really impressive turnout in bright sunshine. In fact it stayed good most of the day. The half-time drinks courtesy of the Hunt Supporters much appreciated!

Don’t forget
Sue and Joe Bird’s pictures. They are always there at the right moment and this year once again, they have excelled themselves. Do take a look at their website jsbeephotography.co.uk

We thought you might like this vignette of the day too… Click on the words hedge leaping…
Hedge leaping

Opening Meet Supper & Tumblers Awards | November 7

You are invited to a
Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray Hunt Party
Saturday 7th November 2015
Graffham Village Hall
18.30 – 23.00

Johnnie Morris

This is to celebrate those who tumbled during the 2014 / 2015 season and to welcome in the new season.

£30 for adults £20 for children.

Dress code –


Ticket includes – welcome drink, canapés, two course supper and entertainment in the form of our very own
hOSCARS ceremony

Ticket application form

New Hound Trustee Appointed

The chairmen and masters are delighted to pass on some good news :

Our hound trustees Shirley Reed, Lord Egremont and Nigel Peel MFH have appointed 
Rupert Uloth to join them as a fourth trustee starting forthwith

We could not be more pleased to have Rupert involved at kennels and we know you will all want to wish him well in continuing the trustees’ successful hound breeding programme, which in recent years has seen us come away, time and again, with accolades from Peterborough, Ardingly and Honiton

Champagne Ride | August 29 | Thank you

We know all who attended — heading towards 90 mounted — would wish to thank James Robertson and Storme Rees for such a beautifully choreographed day at Pallingham.  This is a new fundraiser and it went with a bang (in fact many, as the champagne did not appear to stop...) Thanks too to all who helped them, not least Sarah Cherriman, Mark Rees, Julian Edge MFH, Barry, Sage and Tim Huge thanks to Vicki Wilkins MFH and to Rachel Whiting for leading the jumpers and non-jumpers respectively (let it not be said the latter was without incident). Behind every great master there is always formidable support. Thank you to Rob Wilkins for allowing so many of us to cross his farm and for remaining cheerful throughout.

Thank you again, the whole thing was terrific, the weather was with us and it all looked so impressive too.

CL&C in the News | Horse & Hound

Mark Hankisson has written a very cheering piece in this weeks Horse & Hound highlighting our hounds performance at Honiton this season. “The major hound show season finished as it began, with the championship victory for the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray …” What can we say? Nothing except well done Sage and Tim and our hound trustees… Here’s to next year!

West of England Hound Show | Honiton | Results...


The CL&C achieved some notable successes at Honiton. In brief, we won these rosettes: 

1 x Championship; 1 x Reserve Championship; 1 x Best Unentered; 3 x 1st; 1 x 2nd; 2 x 3rd (and several items of silverware)

The judges were: 

Stephen Lambert and Oliver Dale MFH 
Martin Scott and Tom Lyle MFH

Dog Hounds

Class 3 : Best Couple of Unentered Doghounds :

CL&C Mandate & Mascot

(4th: East Devon;  3rd: Portman; 2nd: Tetcott)

Best Single Unentered Doghound : Mascot

Class 4 : Best Couple of Entered Doghounds :
3rd  CL&C Grafton & Grecian 

(4th: Testcott;  2nd: Dulverton West;  1st: South & West Wilts)

Class 5 : Best Two Couple of Entered Doghounds :
3rd  CL&C Grafton & Grecian, Glasgow & Growler 

(4th: Portman;  2nd: West Somerset;  1st: Dulverton West)

Reserve: CL&C Grafton

Bitch Hounds

Class 9: Best Couple of Unentered Bitch Hounds :

1st  CL&C Fashion & Magic   (4th: Cattistick; 3rd: Dulverton West; 2nd: South Tetcott) 

Best Single Unentered Bitch Hound : Fashion

Class 11: Best Two Couple of Entered Bitch Hounds :

CL&C Gretel & Habit, Rosy & Royalty (The R.L. Pugsley Silver Salver)
(4th: West Somerset; 3rd: Portman; 2nd: Dulverton West)

Class 12: Best Brood Bitch :

CL&C Habit

(4th: South Tetcott; 3rd: Four Burrow; 1st: Dulverton West)


 CL&C Royalty (Perpetual Challenge Cup)

Hunter Trial | Coombelands | September 12

CL&C Hunt Hunter Trial
Coombelands, Pulborough
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs G Harwood)


Saturday 12th September 2015

NoviceNovice PairsIntermediateIntermediate PairsOpen

Start times will be posted on the CLC&H website on
Thursday 10th September. In the event this competition has to be cancelled information will be posted on the website www.clandchunt.co.uk
First aid fee
£4.00 per rider. Please send a separate £5.00 cheque for Bib deposit with your entry fee - this will be returned on the day. Cheques payable to “CL&C Hunt”.
The course is available for walking on Friday 11th September 2.00-5.00p.m.
The post code for the venue is RH20 1BQ

Download schedule here