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Melbourne Hunt - 2010 Season - 4th November 2010
Melbourne hunt is the oldest continuous hunt club in Australia. It was established in 1840 by George Watson with imported hounds from county Carlow in Ireland.

The kennels were first situated at Kirks Bazaar in what is now Melbourne CBD and they have had many relocations gradually further and further away from the original site Victorias capital city Melbourne as its surrounding suburbs become more and more residential.

The kennels are now located on 60 acres in Pakenham which is within a 70 klm radius from Melbourne CBD and still within 1-3 hours of our hunting countr...

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Scottish Hound Show - Scottish Hound Show 2010 - 15th August 2010
Scottish Hound Show- 15 August 2010.
Judges:- Studbook:- J.M Letts Esq MFH & A I Jackson Esq Hill:- W. Jeffrey Esq & M. Nicholson Esq
Fell:- J Hume Esq MH & L Hudson Esq
RESULTS
Border Fine Arts Figurine for the Best Dressed Member of Hunt Staff
Robert McCarthy- Percy.

Below are hounds' names, sire, dam and dam's sire respectively.

Class 1. Best Unentered Studbook Doghound whelped on or after 1 st December 2008.
1 Percy
Gamble 6.5.09 Sir W Williams-Wynn's Gandolph 07 Pocket 06 Belvoir Poacher 98
2 Fi...

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Scottish Hound Show - Scottish Hound Show 2009 - August 16th 2009
Scottish Hound Show- 16 August 2009.
Judges:- Studbook:- C.M.F Scott Esq and R Tyacke Esq MFH.
Hill: E Porter Esq MFH & J Harrison Esq

RESULTS
Class 1. Best Unentered Studbook Doghound whelped on or after 1 st December 2007.

1 Morpeth
Winter 18.5.2008 Middleton Wisdom 2006 Graphic 2004 Grimston 1999
2 Hurworth
Monarch 20.7.2008 Mostyn 2005 Liberty 2003 Waterford Lifter 1997
3 Fife
Mercury 14.4.2008 Workman 2006 Mayhem 2006 Plato 2000
4 Duke of Buccleuch
Jumbo 8.5.2008 Tynedale Judas 2003 Ste...

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Skycastle French Hounds - Master's Report - Fall and Winter 2008
Skycastle celebrated the start of its sixtieth season with a 60th Anniversary Dinner at Stonewall Golf Club in Elverson on September 26th. It was a grand evening, highlighted by the presentation of a Congratulation Certificate from the Senate of Pennsylvania by Senator Andrew Dinniman, in recognition of our sixty years of providing sport to the community and our continuing efforts to promote open space conservation in Chester County.

Our Opening Meet and Blessing of the Hounds at Marsh Creek State Park on October 12 was very special. It marked the start of our sixtieth season hunti...

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Colne Valley Beagles - Colne Valley Beagles – Second Half 2007/08 - (These are my thoughts and not an official statement) - 10th April 2008
I’m writing this some four weeks after the Closing Meet of 2007/08, and three after the bonus By-day courtesy of our friends at the Catterick Beagles. The uniform has been brushed down, pending a trip to the dry-cleaners & tailors to sort out a repair or two to the jacket (Split lining in the sleeves) which isn’t bad considering I’ve been wearing it for seven years. (Not continuously obviously!) New breeches have arrived, and unlike the cuckoo so have the first work-parties….

Gone are the days of a lull in kennels activity, a breathing space in the aftermath of the season proper, Sa...

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Colne Valley Beagles - Second Half 2007/08 - 2007/08
These are my thoughts and not an official statement.

I’m writing this some four weeks after the Closing Meet of 2007/08, and three after the bonus By-day courtesy of our friends at the Catterick Beagles. The uniform has been brushed down, pending a trip to the dry-cleaners & tailors to sort out a repair or two to the jacket (Split lining in the sleeves) which isn’t bad considering I’ve been wearing it for seven years. (Not continuously obviously!) New breeches have arrived, and unlike the cuckoo so have the first work-parties….

Gone are the days of a lull in kennels activ...

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Colne Valley Beagles - First half 2007/08 - 12th February 2008
Colne Valley Beagles Huntsman’s Report First Half 2007/08

No sooner had we got the Puppy Show & the Hound Show out of the way then suddenly it seemed as if the season was already upon us….The first part of summer always drags a bit in kennels, with winding hounds down for their rest, while keeping them relatively fit and happy. The seven pups, the “F” litter all took their turns on couplings before getting the hang of pack-living and walking out, though Farrin in particular would have tested the patience of a saint, (probably still would a bit!) in wanting to say “hello” to any and ...

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North Down Foxhounds - - 3rd November 2007
the next meet 3rd nov seen us down near the coast not much covert about a lot of thick gorse hedge rows any 1st draw would be small gorse patches and a strip of white grass growing with it up jumped reynard laid hounds on and away they went couldnt go straight with them due to so much wire well fenced so just sat back off them and let them go on we had to go around to get in contact with them the other side any way quickest way out of this field was over a electric fence with a bank and on to the road my Whip went on while i waited to make sure the field never damged the fence annyway on we g...

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North Down Foxhounds - Opening meet - 31st October 2007
well the time came it was the 31st oct time for opening meet drew out 26 1/2 couple and off to the meet it was good to have visters staying and hunting with us from the Crawley & Horsham . any way off we went it was a very good turn out of horses on we go to the 1st draw finds charlie straight away in some very thick gorse but our piolt took us straight towards the meet which is a built up area of houses so we give him best on we go finds another but heads for mountsteward estate(national trust) where hounds are not welcome so again abit of blowing gets the pack togeather and off we went this ...

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North Down Foxhounds - Childrens' meet - 28th December 2007
Childrens meet with over 40 children out from the age of 4 up to about 16 it was a eventfull day with all them out jumping and galloping flat out to start we give them a jump and gallop around a eventing ireland event course behind hounds to warm them up before we started hunting after they warm and a spin to take the sting out they ponys it was time to hunt on our 1st draw held with hounds hunting well in covert untill Charlie hit open ground where hounds could only own the line for 2 or 3 fields i picked hounds up and decided not to try and continue anymore on our 1st pilot due to it being a...

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Colne Valley Beagles - Summer 2007 - (These are my thoughts and not an official statement)


Admittedly the first few weeks after the closing meet has been in my experience a slightly strange and surreal period, a letting out of a deep breath, a sense of loss for the season just gone, and the revisiting of some fond memories of good hound-work, good companionship, good meets and those not so….When you feel you ought to be doing something, but can’t quite put your finger on exactly what. Saturdays lose their “specialness”, and Friday evenings have no sense of expectation of the coming day, and likewise Saturday evenings have no sense of the day well spent with hounds and fr...

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Colne Valley Beagles - Second Half of 2006/07 - (These are my thoughts and not an official statement)
Second Half 06/07


The Christmas break came and went, and the first half of the 2006/07 season with it, was it really four months ago that I wrote my last Beagler report? It scarcely seems possible. The “T” & “W” litters had all more or less got the hang of this hound exercise business, with naturally one or two ups & downs along the way, and even last year’s “C”s had a very promising start to their CVB careers. Little Chantress definitely one to watch out for next season.

The turn of the year saw the latest additions (The “F” litter) returning to kennels in ones an...

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Colne Valley Beagles - Various meets - 2006/07
After what seemed like a very long summer break, with work parties galore, shows and puppies, as previously reported, the season 2006/2007 did eventually arrive. The weather never really altered an awful lot, and scenting conditions were generally as fair to good as in any season I can remember.

The ongoing difficulties that our Masters have battled long and hard with over the years both pre- and post-ban didn’t improve dramatically, in spite of their sterling efforts, we were pretty late in getting going. This really couldn’t be helped, frustrating as it was to staff, followers ...

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River View Harriers - Bustins, Reens Pike - Sunday 28th January 2007
A bright dry and crisp late January meet at Bustins, Reens Pike kicked off with a lawn meet at Sonnie and Mary Bustins, and Mary had obviously been up early as all present were watered and fed before hounds were unboxed at 11.10 am. The first draw was a short walk from the meet, drawing double ditches at the back of Corberts. No find by 11.40 am but then Primrose (a third season Old English Foxhound bitch, her mother bred by the famous Hugh Robards) marked cold before the remainder of the pack joined in. A double bank that could have proved a deep dig, but we opted for the bolt. Once houn...

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