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Vale of the White Horse Hunt

Hunt type: Foxhounds
Areas: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Country: England
Contact information may be out of date so has been hidden.
Hunt country: The country lies in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and ranges from the Cotswold hills, mainly light going with stone walls and timber, to the grass vale in north Wiltshire. There is also some excellent woodland country around Cirencester.
A bold horse is essential in the vale, and must be clever for trappy places. Stamina is important - a three-quarter bred is ideal.

Adjoining Hunts: the Cotswold, Heythrop, Old Berkshire, Vine and Craven and Duke of Beaufort's.

The VWH Hunt extends back to the beginning of the last Century, but not until the year 1831 was the present title assumed, during the Mastership of the Hon H Moreton (later Lord Ducie). In 1886 the country was divided over a personal dispute , the then Earl Bathurst raising a pack at Cirencester (VWH Lord Bathurst) and Mr Charles Hoare kennelling hounds at Cricklade (VWH Cricklade).
Under the control of Earl Bathurst and later his heir, no detail of stable or kennel was neglected, and the hunt rose to great fame. The two packs were reunited in 1964.


Please note the position of the marker above is only intended as a rough guide to the location of the hunt country.
It does not show the location of the kennels, or the homes of any of the subscribers, officials or staff of the hunt.


Vale of the White Horse Hunt

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