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HOUND EXERCISE ON CYCLES  - Saturday 15th August


Hound exercise on cycles followed by bacon butties at kennels will take place on Saturday 15th August.  Leaving kennels a 9:00am.  If you can't cycle then come for the butties! 


MEDIEVAL FEAST - Saturday  12th September


The Master is hosting a Medieval Feast at kennels on Saturday 12th September.  7:00 for 7:30pm.  Period dress optional, bar.  Tickets £18 to include a glass of wine.  Tickets available from Kennels - 01822 852178; Adrian Ross - 0777 966 7181 or Andrew Bellamy on Facebook.




Hounds will be paraded at Mary Tavy Fete on Sunday 9th August at 2:00pm, Okehampton Show on Thursday 13th August and at the Sheep Dog Trials at the playing field, Plasterdown on Saturday 29th August.  Please come and give your support. 




On Sunday 6th September the Hunt Supporters are organising a trip to Umberleigh to visit Jonathan Warter and family at Higher Biddacott Farm for a talk and tour on Jonathan's life time of experience of starting and working with heavy horses. From the prairies of Canada, to film work and working with horses on home soil Jonathan has a breath and depth of knowledge as well as a passion for the heavy horse. A praper (as they say in Devon) Devonshire cream tea is also on the agenda at Higher Biddacot – which comes highly recommended and the Fox and Hounds Pub at Eggesford Station is ideally situated on the way home for an early supper.   


£10 each or £30 for a family of four.  All booking through Tracey (0787 941 6252) as numbers are limited.



Drawn at the Puppy Show on 5th July 2015
1st – no. 83 - Frank Hooper  £100
2nd – no.136 - Lynne Pridham  £50
3rd – no. 131 – Liz Woodward £30
4th – no.198 – Jeannie Lopes £20
Congratulations to all winners!

If you would like to become a member of the 200 club, please contact Avril Back on 01822 852137  avrilb63@gmail.com