Pomt-to-Point (2016) | Thank you

Chid & Leconfield-Point to Point

The Chairmen and Masters  would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who made Saturdays point-to-point at Parham one to remember. It is surely one of the most memorable and most effectively organised CL&C point-to-points for many years. It seemed to go like clockwork. What a tremendous day and what a tremendous amount of effort the new committee have put in over the past year to make it happen.  Huge congratulations and grateful thanks to Rob Wilkins (Chairman), Jo Burdett, Cath Carver, Sarah Cherriman, David Hayes, Mark and Storme Rees and Simon Stilwell. We know they would want to extend their own thanks to everyone who worked with them to make the day such a success, to the many generous sponsors who supported it and to all of you who came along to enjoy it.

Farmers' Dinner | April 7

The Farmers Dinner at Cowdray Halls was yet another conspicuous success. Arranged by Deborah Boulton and Maria Shiner, the guest speaker was Henry Dallal, who did not actually speak but instead let his extraordinary photographs, in the form of a slide show, speak for him. A pageantry of the horse, it was a glittering and memorable show. Master Robin welcomed guests and introduced the speaker; Lee Dallyn replied for the guests. a really lovely evening.AAJ_9999

Cowdray Sponsored Ride | May 8

SponRide 2013 (1)
Once again, mostly because we have few other photographs, Rufus Uloth says ‘Isn't my winner's plate shiny and new and worth securing for all time? I think so.’ Thus do we tell you that The Cowdray Sponsored Ride (by kind permission of Lord Cowdray) will once again be in aid of the CL&C Hunt and Macmillan Cancer Support. The course will start at Cowdray House and run south again. Optional jumping, but clearly not for this happy competitor. Barely containing his excitement, year on year, Rufus tells us: “You need to know that the Cowdray sponsored ride takes place again on May 8! I can barely contain my excitement! Be a winner like me! And get a shiny plate made of solid silver. Sort of.”

See what the fuss is about. The schedule is

CL&C on TV | March 11

Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life — The CL&C’s Opening Meet at Petworth House, our latest Hound Trustee’s day job and Sage’s relationship with his hounds are explored in part two of a new three-part documentary focusing on a year in the life of 120 year-old Country Life magazine. This is likely to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9.00pm on Friday March 11, although all three parts will be well worth viewing!

Land of Hope and Glory, Closer, 27 Feb - 4 Mar 2016

Pub of the Month | The Cricketers'

Hunt Supporters’ ‘Pub of the Month’ coming up is The Cricketer’s Arms at Wisborough Green. This is booked for Friday March 4 The menu has gone out on ‘Speak’. (2 courses £15.00 per person, 3 courses £20.00 per person) Please get in touch with Sheila 01798 344290 or sheila.lillywhite561@btinternet.com

Bangers 'n' Mash & Hornblowing...


We are delighted to report the following winners….

Junior : Ellie Simmons
Adult : Rachael Morley
Junior : Anna Rogerson
Adult : Tim Mardles
Professionals : Dave Rees
Special : Molly Staines
Lottery Board £100 prize
Rachel Morley
‘Guess the Meet’
Lisa Dallal

Greyhound Racing | February 18

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Greyhound Racing on 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 £25 per head: includes admission, transport and two-course supper (pudding can be bought on the evening) 1st Race at 6.30pm The coach will leave promptly: Midhurst (Police Station)  at 4.00pmPetworth (Sylvia Beaufoy car park) at 4.30pm W’boro Green (Three Crowns) 4.45pm To book: Sheila 01798 342990 or  sheila.lillywhite561@btinternet.com

Pub of the Month | The Stag Inn | January 13

Pub of the Month starts again at our Boxing Day favourite! The Stag Inn at Balls Cross. This is booked for Wednesday January 137.00 for 7.30pm

Please get in touch with Sheila (01798 342990) as soon as you can as it is sure to sell out quickly…

Here is the

Tumblers (2015-6) is Up and Running (and then Falling Over)


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.