Hunt Ball | Thank you!


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The Chairmen and Masters  know that all who attended this extraordinary evening, would wish to thank Storme Rees, Charlotte Allday, Lise Hutton and Louise Evans, as well as Jo Burdett and Mark Rees and their legions of helpers for all their efforts over the past months and on the night, which were clearly considerable.  And it showed magnificently. 
Special thanks to
 Barry and Patrick who dealt with the parking with equanimity and good humour.

As far as fundraising is concerned, it is already clear that with such superb auction lots, both silent and open, they have exceeded all expectations. Well done. And thank you to all that joined us on Saturday, bringing with them such enthusiastic bidders!

Shock and Awe: Tumblers League going strong ...

Both Opening Meets at Petworth and Cowdray Houses were extraordinarily well-attended with total number of the mounted field put at 170. There must be some sort of mathematical ratio theorem we can measure this by, but unsurprisingly, the number of tumblers has increased exponentially …”Truly today was comedy gold with the tumbling. To be honest, I couldn't keep up. People were falling off all over the place,” says subscriber Naomi Rogerson in awe

Pub of the Month | November 23 | Badgers

images Hunt Supporters’ ‘Pub of the Month’ for November is The Badgers at Coultershaw Bridge season. This is booked for Wednesday November 23. The menu is out now on ‘Speak’. Please get in touch with Sheila (01798 342990) as soon as you can as it is sure to sell out quickly.


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If you are intending to come out mounted with us, you must download and sign the attached disclaimer. 
Those who have subscribed will have signed one already and returned it to Secretary Deborah, who keeps a record.  If you haven’t, please do so. 

You will need to sign one whether you come out once or on several occasions, though obviously you need to do so only once per season. 

If you are bringing friends, it would help hugely if you warned them in advance that they must do this.
The Secretaries will be happy to take them from you on the day but they
must be completed in advance.

You can find the disclaimer

Red Ribbons

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In advance of the new season, perhaps this is a good moment to remind you about the wearing of red ribbons.
Firstly, it is the absolute responsibility of anyone who rides a horse that is liable to kick that they keep them well away from others and in particular children.
As regards red ribbons – wearing a red ribbon as a warning to other riders is no excuse
whatsoever for allowing your horse to join the throng.
If you think that your horse is not to be trusted and you feel you need to wear a red ribbon then please note that this also necessitates keeping that horse well away from the field – at the back.
The principle of wearing a red ribbon does not absolve individual responsibility. 

Hunt Ball | November 19 | Tickets

The Hunt Ball takes place in the grounds of Cowdray House on November 19

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Download ticket application here

Hunter Trials | RESULTS

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Many thanks for your support of this event at the weekend and also for the many e-mails, texts and Facebook messages of thanks. They will all be passed onto the amazing team of volunteers who gave up their time and enabled you to compete. Rosettes are in the post tomorrow morning.
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Huge thanks must go to our very generous class sponsors: Allfire, Red Fish Accountancy Ltd and Park & Ride Thanks also go to our fence sponsors: Mrs. S Reed, The Angel Bistro, Midhurst, Charlton Hunt Club, Mr.T. Mardles, Mrs. S Garner

If you haven’t done so already find us on Facebook at CLCH Events and keep up to date with what’s coming up.

Finally, we hope you have
Saturday 19 November in your diaries and will join us at our Masked Ball being held at Cowdray House, perfect for a Christmas party, evening with a group of friends or come along and join a table. Full details can be found on the website.

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Pub of the Month | October 19 | The Angel Inn

Hunt Supporters’ ‘Pub of the Month’ is for the new season is The Angel Inn, Petworth. This is booked for Wednesday October 19. The menu will go out shortly on ‘Speak’. Please get in touch with Sheila (01798 342990 / as soon as you can as it is sure to sell out quickly £20 for two courses  £25 for three courses 

SPICED PARSNIP AND HONEY SOUP served with crusty bread.
CRISPY WHITEBAIT served with home made tartare sauce and a salad garnish.
GAME TERRINE with a spiced pear chutney and toast.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO with roasted chestnuts, and topped with shaved parmesan.
PAN FRIED CHICKEN BREAST served with celeriac puree, fondant potatoes, piccolo parsnips and a red wine jus.
SOUTH DOWNS VENISON -  PORT, CRANBERRY AND VENISON SAUSAGES served with mashed potatoes, charred purple sprouting broccoli, caramelised shallots and gravy
STICKY TREACLE TART served with clotted cream.
APPLE AND BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE served with home made vanilla custard.
SALTED CHOCOLATE BROWNIE served with clotted cream ice cream, peanut brittle and salted caramel sauce.



hOSCARS | Awards


Best Fall at Opening Meet:

Miss Kitty Kemp-Welch
Lady Tinka of Allingham
Master Harry Wilkins

(Winner = Kitty Kemp-Welch)

‘It’s a Family Affair’ Award

The Edges
The Rogersons

The Wilkins

(Winner = Naomi, Anna, Saskia and Martha Rogerson)

‘Trip Hazard’ Award

Mrs Sarah Wilcox
Mr Mark ‘Foggy’ Teaar
Little Miss Allday

(Winner = Foggy)

‘Where did that Come From?’

Master Harry Wilkins
Ms Jo Burdett
Ms Jo Chase

(Winner = Jo Chase)

‘A Class Act’

Mr Canice Hogan
Mr Sam Madge
Mrs Sarah Dixon

(Winner = Sarah Dixon)

Senior Stirrup Trophy :

Mr Henry Dallal

Junior Stirrup Plaque :

Miss Emily Edge

Toby Stone Award :

Master Harry Wilkins

Subscriptions (2016-7)

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The subscription rates together with up-to-date information on the cap has now been published. Please click on ‘Subscriptions & Cap’ (opposite). The ‘Full Weekday Subscription’ has been a great success and continues to run alongside the ‘Full Subscription’. For those who cannot make use of either full subscription, the 10-day ticket options (Saturday and Wednesday) are still available.

Although our hunting days are traditionally Wednesdays and Saturdays, please note that in order to make full use of available country during the shooting season, we may occasionally meet on an alternative weekday (at the Wednesday cap).

Parents please remind yourselves about the rules regarding your little ones when they come out with us.

Please note that Hon Sec
Deborah Boulton is again in charge of subscriptions this season and is happy to answer any questions you might have, as indeed are any of the three secretaries.

Hirelings for the New Season

For the coming season, our friends at The Plantation Bramdean and at Horse Riding Surrey will have hirelings available ….

The Plantation Bramdean has horses available for hire — all shapes, sizes and ability available. From thrusting at the front to hacking at the back of the field, we can supply a horse available to suit everyone’s needs. We deliver horses to the meet and provide an escort service if needed. Horses available to try and hack before the hunting day if needed. Please contact Julie Butler on 07771 634718 or


Horse Riding Surrey are based (as might be supposed) in Surrey. They have a selection of seasoned hunters ranging from 15.2 hh to 16.3hh, most of whom have competed either in eventing or show-jumping. Their web address, featuring most of their hunters, can be found at: To make an enquiry or to book, please contact Alex Marsh on

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Hunter Trial | Iping | October 2

Hunter Trial at Iping on Sunday October 2nd
(by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Michael Lakin )

Class 1: Mini Clear Round (approx 70cm), Class 2: Novice Pairs (approx 80cm), Class 3: Novice (approx 80cm), Class 4: Intermediate Pairs (approx 90cm) Class 5: Intermediate (approx 90cm), Class 6: Open (approx 100cm)

Our mains sponsors are
Allfire, Red Fish Accountancy, Park & Ride

Schedule attached here

Entries close on
Thursday 29th September — don’t leave it too late!

Any queries or for offers of help please contact
Storme Rees at 21 Wyndham Road, Petworth, GU28 0EB

For offers of help please and for any queries on the day 07765 124955 or

Online entries can be made at

Hartley Crouch | CL&C to Cottesmore

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Hartley Crouch, who has been our junior amateur whip for the past season, has successfully secured a place on the MFHA’s Hunt Bursary Scheme which encourages young people to enter hunt service. 

There are very few places available each year and usually none available this close to the start of the hunting calendar. However an exception was made and, after a round of interviews and a week’s trial, Hartley is to take up a position with 
The Cottesmore, one of the country’s most prestigious packs, based south of Melton Mowbray, the historic home of fox-hunting.

This result could be no better acknowledgement of
Sage and Tim’s patient mentoring over the last few years, both at kennels and in the field. Will Bryer MFH of the Cattistock, who spotted his potential a few years ago, has been very supportive of Hartley’s application; so too has Andrew Sallis MFH of the East Sussex & Romney Marsh.

We will miss Hartley greatly, but know that you will want to join us in congratulating him on this terrific success and wish him all the best for an exciting future.

CL&C And CA Awards | Sue & Joe Bird and Kitty Kemp-Welch

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We thought you would like to know about a terrific success for the CL&C at the 
Countryside Alliance Awards

This is in the form of 
Countryside Alliance Hunt Tumblers’ Club competition for best photograph of the recent season.  

Clearly the judges reached the right decision and 
JOE AND SUE BIRD take home first prize (sponsored by Pol Roger) for their terrific sequence of photographs from opening meet of KITTY KEMP-WELCH in mid-air.  Despite Kitty being only 10 years old, she has the sophisticated tastes of her mother, so we feel sure the Pol Roger won’t last long. 

Anyway, congratulations to all three on a terrific win. We always knew that our hedges were the match of any, that our photographers were prizewinners and our younger field irrepressible. 

Here is how it appears in the recent CA newsletter…

Hunting's "top tumble" revealed

The winner of the Countryside Alliance Hunt Tumblers’ Club competition for the 2015-16 season, kindly sponsored by Pol Roger, has been announced.

Out of hundreds of photos sent in from hunts across the UK and Ireland, Colin (Joe) Bird’s picture sequence (the first of which is shown left) of Kitty Kemp-Welch taking a tumble out with the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt was judged to be the top tumble of the 2015-16 season. Kitty, aged 10, who is a regular hunt follower and a member of the Cowdray Hunt Pony Club, hit the deck at the Opening Meet held at Petworth House. Look at the sequence of Kitty's tumble on our website 
here. Also on the website are the second and third placed tumbles as well as two high commendations. Please note that no rider or horse honoured in this competition was injured.

Point-to-Point (2016) | Thank you

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The Chairmen and Masters  would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who made Saturdays point-to-point at Parham one to remember. It is surely one of the most memorable and most effectively organised CL&C point-to-points for many years. It seemed to go like clockwork. What a tremendous day and what a tremendous amount of effort the new committee have put in over the past year to make it happen.  Huge congratulations and grateful thanks to Rob Wilkins (Chairman), Jo Burdett, Cath Carver, Sarah Cherriman, David Hayes, Mark and Storme Rees and Simon Stilwell. We know they would want to extend their own thanks to everyone who worked with them to make the day such a success, to the many generous sponsors who supported it and to all of you who came along to enjoy it.