Mr Staines enjoyed taking hounds down to his old stamping ground. The Vine & Craven hounds were hors de combat with a virus. A small mounted party accompanied him and them (Messrs Edge, Muir, Lyon-Maris, Crouch and Mrs Crouch) and several footies, chiefly Sheila and The Hoskins. Tim’s parents joined us from the West Country too. It was a very convivial meet, so much so that Mr Staines was moved to say a few well-chosen words. Hounds discharged themselves very well indeed in new country. And what beautiful country it is. We all thoroughyl enjoyed a day which finished in the pitch black and a hunt tea with our hosts Floreat Vine et Craven! we cry! We were delighted to help out.
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Sheila will have them with her at all meets from now on and then in the run up to Christmas. You can also order them with her on 01798 342990.
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
Tunnels, the CL&C, an apple brandy punch, near enough to Guy Fawkes night… What could possibly go wrong?
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)