Cowdray Sponsored Ride | May 13 | SCHEDULE

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Do it in good time, here is the Sponsored Ride Schedule ready for you to download, fill in, cherish briefly as your own, and then send off and see what happens… You can also enter by HORSEMONKEY and by post.

See also the COWDRAY SPONSORED RIDE Facebook page or contact

You can find the schedule here

Cowdray Sponsored Ride | May 13

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And for the third year in a row, possibly fourth, because we have no other photographs, Rufus Uloth says ‘Isn't my winner's plate shiny and new and worth securing for all time? I think so.’ Thus do we tell you that The Cowdray Sponsored Ride (by kind permission of Lord Cowdray) will once again be in aid of the CL&C Hunt and Macmillan Cancer Support. The course will start at Benbow Ponds. Optional jumping, but clearly not for this happy competitor. Barely containing his excitement, year on year on year, Rufus tells us: “You need to know that the Cowdray sponsored ride takes place again on May 13! I can barely contain my excitement! Be a winner like me! And get a shiny plate made of solid silver (-y coloured metal).”

See what the fuss is about.

CL&C Point-to-Point | April 28 | Parham

The CL&C Point to Point

Saturday 28th April 2018

Parham, Storrington, RH20 2ER

Our website is now live! Visit

Chid & Leconfield-Point to Point

Keep up to date with what is on offer during the day. You can even purchase your tickets in advance to avoid having to rummage for money at the gate! We also have a Facebook page for information on the go: join us at Point to Point at Parham.

SAVE THE DATE | Hunt Ball | November 10

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Hunt Ball Committee has announced the date for the Hunt Ball — Saturday November 10 2018 — Look out for more details on Facebook ( CLCH Events ) as they happen

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End of Season Party + Tumblers Awards | March 24


End of Season Party/ Tumblers.

An evening celebrating the thrills and spills of another fabulous season

Saturday 24th March
Lodsworth Village Hall

£12 per adult
£10 for children. 

Menu choices:
Chilli with a jacket potato or fish pie
Apple crumble with custard

Tickets will be for sale at meets or to reserve your place email
Storme on

TUMBLERS (Has Already Started)

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Starting as they may or may not intend to finish, the family Edge becomes this season’s first tumblers barely into the new season. Joined shortly thereafter by Will Sirett a newcomer with self-evidently plenty of potential. Welcome! You won’t be alone for much longer.

Hunt Calendar | 2018

The Hunt Calendar  2018  Organised by the Hunt Supporters’ Club, it is available now at £10 per copy.


The images chosen are all by
Sue and Joe Bird and reflect the changing nature of the hunt over the course of last season. Sheila will have them for sale from now on whenever we see each other, so do please seek her out. 

All proceeds go to hunt funds.

Team Gold!


Master Vicki Wilkins reports: Kate Simmonds, Harry Wilkins and Alice Crowley (here with India Piper-Dadswell from the East Sussex) (second left) were selected as part of team of 4 to represent the British Showjumping Sussex Area at the National Inter Academy Championships. They won gold defeating 24 teams from all over the UK. In addition Alice won individual gold and Kate was 4th individually. All 3 of them hunt regularly with the Chid and Lec on these very versatile and talented ponies.”

Giant Sunflower Competition | Winner

The results are in from the panel of distinguished judges (Sheila and Tim). In a hotly-contested competition with entries from far and near, we can announce that the cultivator of the tallest sunflower in our hunt country (as far as we were aware by the closing date) is….Alfie Summerhayes

As you can see Alfie’s sunflower is
gigantic, coming in at a whopping  9 ft 3 in, which is something equally huge in metric and so enormous that our very tall First Whip had to stand on part of a ladder, which frankly is not as secured as we might hope for this purpose, but the message is clear: this is one prize-winning sunflower!

Reid Summerhayes, also pictured here, accepted the prize on behalf of Alfie.

Countrymans's Day | July 30 | Strood Farm, Petworth

Sunday 30 July
STROOD FARM, BYWORTH outside Petworth
11:00 am
If you have never entered a Dog show or Ferret Show, had a go at dog agility or raced your Terrier, don’t be shy, this is the ideal opportunity.
This is a friendly traditional show with the emphasis on fun., fun, fun…

Cowdray Sponsored Ride Party | The Angel Hotel | June 30

The Sponsored Ride at Cowdray back in May raised nearly £7000 for the hunt and Macmillan Cancer Care. This is a tremendous result. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all those who helped set up, take down and for their head work on the day itself. At party for prizewinners held at the Angel Hotel, Petworth, Nadine Crouch stepped down as secretary after several years and was presented with a bouquet by Mrs Joan Langmead, who has worked on its success for many, many years. Cheques and salvers were awarded to thos who raised the most money. The winner was longtime supporter Laura Funnell.

How the Hunt Can Save Your LIfe!

Master Charles learned his CPR training from Joe Bird. It’s a requirement that the Hunt has qualified first-aiders. On June 17, at Trotton, he put it into actionFrom the Midhurst and Petworth Observer
imageDean Davie from Bromley, was cycling from Guildford to Portsmouth with his 18 year old son Jed and three friends, when he collapsed and fell from his bike, not breathing and with no pulse, outside the home of Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt Master of Foxhounds Charles Homan and his wife Colleen.

“I was working on the patio when we heard his son bellowing for help,” said Charles, “I ran down to see what was happening and saw Dean on the ground. He was not breathing and basically dead. A fellow villager Veronica Carter stopped and phoned 999 and I ran to get Dr Priscilla Noble-Mathews who is a emergency medic. Then with my wife overseeing Dean, I jumped in the car and collected the defibrillator from the telephone box in Mill Lane.”

Charles was trained to use the life saving machine through the hunt and putting his new knowledge into action, he got Dean breathing again.

A team of villagers carried on giving him CPR before paramedics, the air and road ambulance crews and police arrived.
“Dean is now in QA Hospital at Portsmouth and has been responding well to treatment considering what he has been through,” said Charles. “He was reportedly joking with the doctors on Sunday night and managed to get out of bed and sit up.”

The idea of installing the Trotton defibrillator came from the late parish council chairman Chris Hodgson. Parish councillors had it installed and offered training to local people.
“It is brilliant - so clever and easy to use and talking to you telling you what to do all the time,” said Charles. “All villages should investigate getting one as Dean would not be with us without it.
“The message is, find out where the defibrillator is i…

South of England Show | RESULTS

The CL&C had a very encouraging start to the main showing season. We could show only the dog hounds because Mr Nigel Peel, one of our Hound Trustees, was judging the bitches; but it was an exciting morning.  Once again, we faced fierce competition from the always highly-fancied Heythrop, who did well (and rightly so).

The judges were: 
Mr Martin Scott and Mr Rory Knight-Bruce

Class 1 : Best Entered Doghound :
1st  CL&C Mascot  (The Gregson Perpetual Challenge Cup)
(3rd:  Old Berks Broker;  2nd:  E. Sussex & Romney Marsh: Darwin)
Class 2 : Best Couple of Unentered Doghounds :
2nd  CL&C Dragon and Droitwitch  
(3rd:  Crawley & Horsham Safeguard & Samson; 1st:  Heythrop  Rambler & Rancher)
Reserve: CL&C Dragon
(Champion:  Heythrop Rancher)
Class 3 : Best Couple of Entered Doghounds :
1st  CL&C Mandate & Mascot 
(The Weller Perpetual Challenge Cup and Goschen Challenge Trophy)
(3rd:  Surrey Union  Stinger & Stockman;  2nd:  Heythrop: Wooton & Worcester)
 Class 5 : Best Stallion Hound :
1st  CL&C Grafton  (The Anthony Hart Memorial Cup)
( 3rd: Southdown & Eridge  Dasher; 2nd  Heythrop Wooton)
Class 6 : Best Doghound
Reserve: CL&C Dragon (Challenge Trophy for Local Championship)
Champion:  Heythrop Rancher
Class 13 : The Barclay Perpetual Challenge Cup for Best Overall Performance
The CL&C Hunt 

HORN & HOUND | New issue | OUT NOW

Horn & Hound 21 (Spring/Summer), the magazine of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray Hunt is now on sale at £3. Or you can order directly from (please add £1 for p&p)

Happy Days Are Here Again  …
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The Season in Pictures….From Pitshill to Fitzhall…. Correct Attire with Violet, Duchess of Westminster … Hunting Hero : Jack Mytton, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know  John Humphreys on the sporting parson… The Story of Molecomb : Yesterday and Today by James Peill … Pictures from the past… Jemima Taylor goes the full round with Harry Meade… Confessions of a Local Farrier… We love our Whithurst hosts….Hic! One for the Road with Nicola Swinney… Hic Two! Bon Viveur: Rupert Uloth’s restaurant review … The Spectator’s James Delingpole is in too deep… Rory Knight Bruce on our complicated relationship with Vulpes Vulpes... Tenue de Chasse … The Last Great Party… With photographs by Sue and Joe Bird, Colin Barker, Henry Dallal, Vanessa Taylor Paolo Roversi and Tim Walker

Back issues are available too (numbers 2 - 9 and 11 - 20) £3