Noticeboard

This page is for bringing to the attention of Ludlow Hunt members any matters of interest or relevance which are not already covered on one of the other pages. The space is yours. You can also put photos on the noticeboard. Please email your contribution to Colin Perry at colinhperry@btinternet.com .

SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

Click on the links here to download the Subscription Form and Standing Order Mandate for the 2017-18 Season. Please note that subscriptions include all charges - subscribers are not asked to pay field money on the days they hunt.

the ludlow hounds will parade at ......

Burwarton Show, Thursday 3rd August 2017
Tenbury Show, Saturday 5th August 2017

Jane_Finch_-_Courtfield___CupANC_7739Jane Finch wins courtfield cup

Here is Jane on her way to winning the Courtfield Cup on 25th March 2017, the first time it has been run. The course near Ross-on-Wye was 7 miles long, to be ridden at a hunting pace. Guy Hingley and Kate Killick from the Ludlow also took part.







!!!   ludlow hunt & midlands air ambulance on line auction   !!!

This year's auction has beeen created in collaboration with the Midlands Air Ambulance. We have a brilliant selection of lots, kindly donated by supporters of both causes. To view them, please click on the link below:


The closing date for bids is 9.00pm on Sunday 23rd April.

ludlow team chasers in the money again!Grafton_Team_Chase_20161023_134230_resized

This time second - but only beaten by two seconds - at the Grafton Team Chase on Sunday 23rd October. Here are the team celebrating after the event - l. to r. Martin Brown, Kate Killick, Guy Hingley, and Georgina Owen.


Aintree_CA_race_P1012473-768x576Oliver's aintree triumph

Also on Sunday 23rd October our Master huntsman Oliver Dale took part in a charity race over a mile and a half at Aintree on one of Henry Daly's horses, to raise money for the Countryside Alliance Foundation. Whilst unplaced in the actual race, Oliver received special awards for a) raising the most money - over £2,200! and b) losing the most weight in training - a stone and a half! Here are the jockeys before the race - Oliver third from right.

new subscription format

A new subscription format is being introduced for the 2016/17 season, with special week day only packages and a wider age range for young adult subscriptions. Click on Subscription and Standing Order to download the forms.


triumph for ludlow team chasers!Worcester_Team_Chase_1Worcester_Team_Chase_2

Here are the Ludlow Hunt team winning first prize in the Intermediate Optimum Time class at the Worcester Hunt Team Chase on Sunday 24th April. Well done - Georgina Owen on Apollo, Guy Hingley on Daisy, Jonathan Thorpe on Ringo, and Jack Harris on Roller.





ludlow hunt CLUB'S online auction success

The Ludlow Hunt Club's February auction raised the excellent total of £2,532 for Hunt funds. The winner of the online bidders' draw was Frank Staniland.

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fallers' league

To support the Midlands Air Ambulance (and provide a bit of fun), the Fallers' League table records falls out hunting from the Opening Meet to the end of the season. Each faller will be encouraged to make a small donation (a fiver?) to the Air Ambulance charity. The league table for the current season appears below.

Prizes will be awarded at the End of Season Lunch for the riders with the most number of falls. Entries (whilst not usually voluntary) are open to all, including quadbike riders. Please report all falls to Louise Free louise.free@btinternet.com , who will also collect the donations.

2016/17 season winners:  Main prize - Angela Vint    Family prize - Guy Hingley/Kate Killick    Junior prize - Jack Nesbitt

Many thanks to Sarah Farnsworth and Pete Thorp for above photos.



THE 200 CLUB

During the season, the draw will take place at the Meet on the last Saturday of the month.

The 200 Club has a monthly draw with a top prize of £80. There are currently a few vacancies for new members to take one of the unallocated numbers in the draw. The subscription is only £13 per year. You can download the Membership Form here. Further details from Nicky Griffiths on 01568 708065 or 07805 727879 or griffithsnicky@yahoo.co.uk . See some recent winners below.

MONTH FIRST SECOND THIRD
Sep 2016 Francesca Nesbitt n/a n/a
Oct 2016 Fiona McKnight G Edwards B Dunn
Nov 2016 Tessa Swithenby Fiona McKnight n/a
Dec 2016 Tim Brown Jan Reynolds n/a
Jan 2017 C Daly Phil Reynolds n/a
Feb 2017 n/a J Marshall n/a
Mar 2017 G Birt n/a J Marshall
Apr 2017 J Verth R Guy V Pritchard
May 2017 Sir Max Williams n/a Averil Opperman
Jun 2017 Boo Andrewes Guy Hingley Mrs M Clark
Jul 2017 D Troman Miss S Wright n/a
Aug 2017 B Morris n/a Henry Daly


LUDLOW HUNT SUPPORTS CRIME REDUCTION INITIATIVE IN SOUTH SHROPSHIRE

West Mercia Police in partnership with Shropshire Council have launched a crime reduction initiative in South Shropshire. This is particularly relevant to rural areas. To download details of the initiative and some useful products and services, click on this Letter to South Shropshire Residents from West Mercia Police. If you have any queries about the project or the products, please contact Nikki Roberts at nicola.roberts@westmercia.pnn.police.uk .


Ludlow Hunt Supporters' ClubAbove_Downton_Castle

The LHSC plays a vital role in raising funds for the Ludlow Hunt, and organises a wide range of social events throughout the year - click on the Events page above for examples. Members include both mounted and foot supporters and receive a Meet Card, Red Book, and newsletters. Annual subscription £15. New members are most welcome. You can download the Membership Form here



Crossing the country in style near Kyre      Hounds at Bircher near Ludlow