Barbeque and Rounders | Strood Farm | August 9

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BAR-BEE-Q (and for the energeticROUNDERS 
Sunday 9th August, Strood Farm (thanks to Lee and Karen Dallyn)



£10 per head for adult   £5 per child**
Please book with Sheila in advance
sheila.lillywhite561@btinternet.com
01798 342990

Open Show | Kirdford | July 12

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By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Richard Whitcomb
We have taken on board feedback, looked at entries in the previous years and are now offering: more dressage, clear round show jumping at all heights, clear round in the working hunter ring, ridden followed by in hand showing classes with discounted entry fees for both, led and un-led fun classes and gymkhana games. As well as the opportunity to enjoy some team games and the ever hilarious adult gymkhana games.

All these classes start a little later too so take note of the ring times please. Equifest AND Sunshine Qualifiers span most classes.
 
We hope you find lots to enter, online entries are now open at
www.optimumeventmanagement.co.uk or postal entries with cheques will be accepted.
 
As always this event cannot run without the incredible generosity of those who give up their time to help so if you are able to spare a few hours either the day before or the day of please let
Storme know on 07765 124955 or stormewhit@tiscali.co.uk

The schedule is attached here Equifest details here

 

Tour of Charlton Village | July 15

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Tour of Charlton Village for CL&C Hunt Supporters' Club Wednesday 15 July 2015    6.00pm - 8.00pm The Charlton Hunt was founded in the 1670s as the first official foxhunt in Britain. Many of the buildings in the village played their part in the history of the hunt. We are delighted that historian Richard Pailthorpe, Director of The Weald and Downland Museum, has agreed to take CL&C supporters and followers on a walk round the village, beginning at Fox Hall. With his specialist knowledge he will point out the role that many of the cottages played during the heyday of the Charlton Hunt.

Be ready to leave Fox Hall at 6.00pm prompt. You will also need to keep up during the walk as there is much to see in the time! At 35, numbers are limited, so please book in quickly….£7.00   which will include a donation to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. (Richard Pailthorpe has requested this in lieu of a fee)
 
To book your place on the Charlton Village Hunt Tour: Please contact 
sheila.lillywhite561@btinternet.com or 01798 342990 
 
Please also let Sheila know if you would like to eat afterwards at The Fox Goes Free. They will be sending out a menu for pre-booking supper for anyone interested. 

South of England Hound Show | Results

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The South of England Hound Show, Ardingly 
The CL&C had a tremendous start to the showing season.
We know you will all want to join the Masters in congratulating Sage and Tim for some outstanding results.
It was another excellent day for both dog hounds and bitches. Once again, we faced fierce competition from four-day-a-week packs, such the VWH and Heythrop. In brief, we won these rosettes
1 x Championship; 3 x 1st; 1 x 2nd; 1 x 3rd; 1 x 4th;   (and numerous items of silverware). It is a credit to Sage and to Tim, to our Hound Trustees, our Puppy Walkers and all at the kennels that we can come away with such superb results


Doghounds:
Maj. Tim Easby and Lady Arabella Moger MFH 
Bitches:
Mr Alistair Jackson and Mr Joss Hanbury MFH

Dog Hounds

Class 1 : Best Entered Doghound :
1st  CL&C Grafton  (The Gregson Perpetual Challenge Cup)

(4th: East Sussex Saracen  3rd: Hursley Hambledon Broker; 2nd:  Surrey Union Gangster)


Class 2 : Best Couple of Unentered Doghounds :


1st  
CL&C Mandate and Mascot  (The Gregson Challenge Cup)

(4th: OSBWK Standby & Sting  3rd: Heythrop Warlock & Wooton; 2nd:  Thurlow Dandy & Democrat)

Class 4 : Best Two Couple of Entered Doghounds :

2nd  CL&C Glider, Grafton, Grecian and Growler  (The June Wood Memorial Trophy)

(4th: East Kent Saxon, Saracen, Suspect, Drifter  3rd: Thurlow Farthing, Fathom, Scandal, Scholar
1st:  VWH Nightshirt, Scallywag, Scoundrel, Statesman)

Class 6 : Best Doghound
Champion:  CL&C Grafton (The Barlow Perpetual Challenge Cup)

Reserve: 
VWH Statesman


Open Show | Kirdford | July 12

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By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Richard Whitcomb
We have taken on board feedback, looked at entries in the previous years and are now offering: more dressage, clear round show jumping at all heights, clear round in the working hunter ring, ridden followed by in hand showing classes with discounted entry fees for both, led and un-led fun classes and gymkhana games. As well as the opportunity to enjoy some team games and the ever hilarious adult gymkhana games.

All these classes start a little later too so take note of the ring times please. Equifest AND Sunshine Qualifiers span most classes.
 
We hope you find lots to enter, online entries are now open at
www.optimumeventmanagement.co.uk or postal entries with cheques will be accepted.
 
As always this event cannot run without the incredible generosity of those who give up their time to help so if you are able to spare a few hours either the day before or the day of please let
Storme know on 07765 124955 or stormewhit@tiscali.co.uk

The schedule is attached here Equifest details here

 

Champagne Ride | August 29 | Pallingham



Champagne Breakfast Ride
Saturday 29
th August

Starting and finishing at :-

Pallingham Manor Farm
Wisborough Green

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By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Rob Wilkins
 
There will be two rides: one for jumpers and one for non-jumpers.

All riders to be mounted by 9.00am. A glass of bubbles or soft refreshment will be enjoyed before setting off on the rides. The jumpers group will cross timber and hedges, some of which can be bypassed but not all. The rides will last between 1 hour and 1.5 hours with a full English breakfast, tea and coffee on your return.
 
Dress code: Safe and smart attire

www.jsbeephotography.com  will be in attendance selling photos on the day and online afterwards. There WILL NOT be any medical cover at this event.
 
£35.00 per person.
Under 18’s £25.00 per person
Leader and Lead rein child £15.00

Supporter breakfast
£8.00
 
Entries can be posted or made online at www.optimumeventmanagement.co.uk






 




 




 



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Please return to S. Whittaker, 21 Wyndham Road, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0EB by August 26

Leica/Fieldsports Photography Competition | Winner!

FIRST PRIZE in the Leica/Fieldsports Photographer of the Year
has been won by
 
Sue Bird

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It is not often that a hunting scene wins first prize in this much respected and extremely popular competition (in its category ‘hunting’ is also up against ‘stalking’), but as you can see Sue’s is a tremendous photograph of movement, atmosphere and character. The prize is a pair of Leica Geovid 10 x 42 binoculars, which according to experts are about as state-of-the-art as you can get (and worth double the runners-up prize which was in itself astonishing: a Leica V-Lux f2.8 camera) Sue also wins a day’s photographic tuition at the Leica Academy in Mayfair. Which clearly she does not need.

Many congratulations to Sue and to proud husband Joe. 

See all the winners on Fieldsports Facebook page and keep up with the Birds on jsbeephotography.com

From Baily's Hunting Directory...

We thought you might like to see this photograph by Sue and Jo Bird from Baily’s Hunting Directory to remind you what it’s all about…

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“And here is Junior Fieldmaster Hartley Crouch taking his own line at the same hedge (www.jsbeephotography.com). It seems to be a big unforgiving blackthorn but like wire fences in NZ, riders and their ponies take it in their stride.”

'Part of the Pack' | On Tour

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Part of The Pack - The Hunt at Petworth Photographs by Colin Barker

First displayed within the stables at Petworth House,
fifteen prints have been selected from Colin's
black & white 'Part of The Pack' collection to be exhibited
at the prestigious National Sporting Library & Museum, 
Middleburg, Virginia. http: 
www.nsl.org

The exhibition opens
June 19th 2015 until January 10th 2016,
with Colin also being invited to run a photographic workshop 
and critique class at the
Orange County Hounds kennels local to 
the museum during July.



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Puppy Show (2015) | Results

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1. Mascot (walked by Mrs Diane Evans)
2. Farmer (walked by Mr and Mrs David Subtil)
3.
Marshall (walked by Mrs Vicki Wilkins MFH)

Bitches
1.
Magic (walked by Mrs Diane Evans)
2.
Fashion (walked by Michael and Deborah Boulton)
3. Fable (walked by the Hoskins family)

Championship
Doghound : Mascot
Bitch : Magic
Champion : Mascot

Cup Winners
The Hunt Supporters Cup : Farmer (Mr and Mrs David Subtil)
The Graffham Cup : Granby (Hannah Alsbury-Morris)
The Kathleen Elwin Cup : Gretel (Michael and Deborah Boulton)
The Masters Cup : Paragon (the Hoskins family)
The Shirley Reed Cup : Status (Mrs Diane Evans)
The Harold Wait Cup : Stealthy (The Homan family)
The Joy and Stan Mayes Trophy : Statesman (the Hoskins family)

Letter from John Barstow

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John Barstow is indefatigable as a CL&C supporter and tireless as a letter writer to the national newspapers, as many of you will know. His most recent, on the subject of equestrian sports and the military, appears in this weeks Horse & Hound and is reproduced here in full:

Counting the cost
Sir – Pippa Cuckson has given us an informative account of the synergy between equestrian sports and the military
Given the role of equestrian sports as an integral part of military training and ethos it is important that money should not be the object. As the article says, there is “pressure from political masters on officers to account for expenditure”. There are only 24 hours in a day, so common sense would suggest this has potential to at least detract from the development of their main skills.
It would be wrong to sell off military sporting facilities such as polo fields in the name of economy. The military Hackett Rundle Cup, for example, generates much income precisely because it is held at a military facility, namely Tidworth. Would an alternative status command the same respect?
We need to spend more on HM Forces and the synergy with equestrian sports should be respected as part of training, character and ethos by anyone who understands defence. Ledgers of accountancy can jeopardise this.
Do we wish to develop officers as leaders or as accountants?
John Barstow, Pulborough, West Sussex

Cowdray Sponsored Ride | May 10

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Rufus Uloth says yet again ‘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 10! 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
here

ITV4 -vs- BBC2 | Watch both!

Thrill to the continuing adventures of Ladykiller Deborah Boulton on Wednesday evening on BBC2 (that’s tonight!) and thrill again the following evening on ITV4 to edited highlights of the 73rd Members meeting at Goodwood at which Sage and the CL&C hounds paraded. There will likely be a lot car action and less houndwork, but thrill nonetheless!

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Farmer's Dinner | March 27

The Farmers Dinner at Cowdray Halls was another conspicuous success. Arranged by Deborah Boulton and Maria Shiner, the guest speaker was Major Tim Easby, Director of the Maters of Foxhounds Association. His speech included an extended joke on a new pair of gloves from Harrods [You had to be there — Ed] and involved Master Charles, Colleen Homan and Katrina Mardles. Just don’t ask. [No, you really did have to be there — Ed] Master Robin welcomed guests and introduced the speaker; Richard Chandler relied for the guests and Master Charles, having regained his composure presented Deborah and Maria with bouquets of spring flowersAAJ_6915AAJ_6934

Team Relay and Gate Jumping | Results

Storme Whitaker, who organised this tremendous day out writes “The odds were stacked against. The wind was in excess of 40mph and the rain hit hard but it didn’t deter the teams going foot to the floor to gain the fastest round. In the 75cm class Little Highhurst Juniors from Cowfold won with a speedy round clearing the joker fence 3 times and only lowering a pole. In the 90cm class the Crawley and Horsham Airborne Division flew to take top honours. The meter class saw the Bog Snorkellers consisting of Hartley Crouch, Patrick Beirne and Kyle Bedford swim their way through the rain to first place in a blink and you missed it class of six very competitive teams.
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In the
turnout section the Surrey Union 1, Triple Trouble from Petworth and The Masters of the Universe won beautiful rosettes kindly sponsored by Vanessa Lawes of and goody bags kindly donated by Stockley Trading in Midhurst.

The gate junior gate jumping had most spectators watching through their fingers or biting their nails! The winner was
Jess Hall who cleared 1.20m. The biggest cheer went not only to the winner but also to Sasha Lawes on Make a Splash who jump a gate bigger than her pony and sadly just tipped it off the cups. The winner of the open gate jumping Kyle Bedford cleared 1.40m having gone on to jump two extra rounds once second placed Rachael Morley was knocked out.

The event was hindered by the high winds and amendments were made to get the gate and jumps to stay upright however the atmosphere was electric and the cheers must have been heard in Petworth as spectators got in on the act.

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Results:

Class 1 — 75cm
1stLittle Highurst Juniors 
(Olivia Watts, Kiera Mitchell, Liberty 
Macfie)
2ndCrawley & Horsham Cossacks 
(Holly Mahal, Francesca Mills, Flora 
Scott)
3rd— Highfield Hellraisers 
(Freddie Cooper, Daisy Fletcher, Holly 
Fletcher)
4th— Ridewell Rompers 
(Lisa Hamilton, Nick Caddick and Jess Hall)
5th— Horsham Hopefuls 
(Amy Saunders, Megan Ward, Isabel Hooley.)
6th — Bridge House Hooligans 
(Saskia Rogerson, Sylvie Plaskow, Lauren 
Ward)
Best Turned out Surrey Union 1 
(Camilla Swift, Kiera Mitchell, Liberty Macfae)

Class 2 — 90cm

1st — Crawley & Horsham Airborne Division 
(Aisha Mahal, Abi Owen, Anna 
Dunne)
2nd — Surrey Union 2 
(Katherine McGrail, Russell Ingram, Natalie 
Wenman)
3rd — Petersfield PC 
(Charlie Biles, Imogen Porter – Wright, Grace 
Clark)
4th — Little Highhurst 
(Olivia Watts, Georgina Knight, Caroline Sonati)
5th — The A Team 
(Coco Clevely, Rachael Morley, Kate Ford)
6th — Wild Woodlands 
(Ella Tilbury, Jess Callender, Eliose Needham)
Best Turned Out Triple Trouble 
(Karen Dallyn, Rachael Morley, Sammy 
Mitty)

Class 3 — 100cm

1st – The Bog Snorkellers 
(Hartley Crouch, Patrick Beirne, Kyle 
Bedford)
2nd — Petersfield PC 
(Charlie Biles, Imogen Porter – Wright, Grace 
Clark)
3rd – Los Buscavidos 
(Adria Holder, Stewert Paterson, Henrietta 
Paterson)
4th — Masters of the Universe 
(Paul Lyon-Maris, Julian Edge, Charles 
Homan)
5th – Wisborough Whizzers 
(Adam Matthews, Lauren Jones, Abigail 
Partridge)
6th – Fifty Shades of Hay 
(Jo Burdett, Louise Peacock, Louise Evans)
Best Turned Out Masters of the Universe 
(Paul Lyon-Maris, Julian Edge, Charles Homan)

Class 4 — 60cm Gate-Jumping 1st – Jess Hall
Class 5 — 80cm Gate- Jumping 1st – Kyle Bedford