TEAM CLAY SHOOT | Sunday 15 September | Mill Farm, Lurgashall

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After last year’s great success, we are aiming to hold another team clay shoot, again at Mill Farm, Lurgashall on Sunday 15 September (with huge thanks again to Andrew and Jenny Loughan). The purpose of the day is to offer a fun team competition and provide good practice for tis serious ‘sporting shot’. Teams of 5 will shoot at 5 stands and a total of 50 clays. It will take place from 10.00am. Everyone welcome to join us a BBQ and drink from lunchtime onwards.

Schedule attached

South of England Show | 2019

As we were only able to enter one class this season, it was always going to be a modest day in the ring for us, but Dragon showed well against stiff competition to come away 4th in the Stallion Hound class. 

Sophie Lawes received the ‘Young Hunt Staff Award (2019)'
This is one of the most sought after awards in the hunting world with nominations from far and wide.  It is taken extremely seriously.  Sophie wins £100 cash and an engraved hunting horn donated by Sir Nicholas Soames and Ian Compton at Henry Keat/Calcutts.  It speaks volumes for Sophie that her unfailing and invaluable help in the kennels has been recognised by this years’s committee.  It is a richly deserved award and we could not be more proud of her. 

CL&C Hunt Relay Team 
And, in a similar vein, we are delighted to report that the CL&C's relay team ended the competition as joint winners — in a thrilling finish— with the Old Surrey and Burstow, pushing the Mid-Surrey Farmers’ Drag and The Southdown & Eridge into third and fourth places. 

This is a terrific win and a great team effort.  Huge congratulations to the flawless team members made up over the two-day competition from Candice Dunlop, Julian Edge MFH, Rachael Morley, Storme Rees and Vicki Wilkins MFH with Chef d’Équipe, Zoe Brackpool

Countryman's Day | July 28 | Strood Farm


Sunday 29 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…

CL&C Summer Party | June 29 | Fitzhall

….join us again for another fabulous summer evening of food and dancing in the most glorious of Sussex settings ...
Summer Party 
Saturday June 29th 2019
GU29 0JP 

Tickets : £60
 Zoe Edge on 07932 730047 or 
for more information or to reserve tickets.

CL&C Point-to-Point | This Saturday

The CL&C Point to Point

Saturday 27th April 2019

Parham, Storrington, RH20 2ER

Gates open 10.30am
We are looking forward to seeing you, your families and friends at Parham on Saturday either helping or enjoying the day. Early bird tickets can still be bought at or tickets can be bought on the gate. 

Chid & Leconfield-Point to Point



On a sunny, if brisk, Saturday morning, the Hunt took part in an early morning parade at Goodwood racetrack to open the 77th Members’ Meeting. Mr Edge brought hounds, assisted by Miss Lawes and 16 mounted field attended, several at side-saddle, as well as many foot followers. Mr Meadows organised the day and was co-opted as Fieldmaster. He did a sterling job and did not lose any of the field, nor did he get lost himself. Thank you to all who took part (and enjoyed the opportunities and the excitements later in the day at Goodwood)



Saturday 16th March 
Horncroft Farm,
Tripp Hill, Fittleworth

(by kind permission of Harriet Anstruther and Henry Bourne)

A little more information...

  • Donation bar will be open all evening!

  • The BBQ will be lit and serving from 6.00pm

  You can now bank transfer using the following details- 
Account number 66012333
Sort code 60-02-31
 Please make the reference : ‘Party’

Tickets: under 12 - £5.00 over 12s - £10.00 

Tickets will be on sale at all meets until the end of the season.



Hunt Supporters' Club:
Bangers 'n’ Mash

and, as  importantly, with added:

Horn Blowing & Holloa-ing 
February 22, 2019
Lodsworth Village Hall
7.00 for 7.30

Tombola, Guess the Meet competition, Table Top Quiz

Tickets to be bought in advance. Sheila will have tickets with her at meets or ring her or call/email her on
01798 342990, or email

Adults £10.00 - Children £5.00

LIFE on the EDGE

Many of you will have heard of Tristan Voorspuy, some may even have been lucky enough to join him on one of his thrilling Offbeat riding safaris in Kenya. Having founded the safari company that was to make his name in 1990, Tristan went on to transform a destitute ranch in northern Kenya into a superb wildlife reserve, profitable cattle ranch and acclaimed tourist destination. He led a full, colourful and inspirational life, and true to form, died defending his property from armed invaders in March 2017.
Having been brought up in rural Sussex, Tristan loved hunting from an early age and never missed the opportunity of a day’s sport during his return to the UK each November. In 1997 Tristan took on east Africa’s last surviving hunt when the previous master left him the pack in his will.

Undeterred by the challenges of running a hunt in post-colonial Africa, Tristan and his wife Cindy set about improving the pack with a draft from the East Cornwall and throwing lavish fund raising hunt balls at Deloraine, the Voorspuy’s imposing family home on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. An early morning hunt with Ginger Bell’s hounds became an obligatory adventure for any hunting client at the end of their safari, and the hunt flourished for a decade before eventual disbandment.
Life on the Edge is my second book, and the story of Tristan’s fascinating and extraordinary life, which, as the title suggests, was characterised by danger, excitement and adventure. A donation is being made for every copy sold to the charitable trust set up in Tristan’s name, The Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.
Signed copies of
Life on the Edge cost £20 and are available by visiting or by contacting me by email on
Please do forward this email to anyone who knew Tristan or you feel may be interested.


Funny how it all comes around again. We are head over heels with anticipation for another barnstorming season and not just from the legend that is, was and will always be Miss Jo Burdett. Prepare to abandon all dignity (like Miss Jo Burdett). This season, in a effort to keep the Edge family solvent, children under ten will only incur fines of £2 and there will be sensible ‘capping’ for repeat offenders. Despite appearances, Miss Jo Burdett is over ten-years-old.


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Sponsored Ride at Cowdray.
Back in May this raised nearly £13,000 for the hunt and forMacmillan Cancer Care. This means after costs, a cheque to each of £5875. 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. The cheques were handed over at a party for prizewinners and helpers held at the Forester’s Arms, Graffham …

HUNTER TRIALS | Sunday October 7

Sunday 7th October Many of you have been asking for it….so here it is... the hunter trial schedule is attached here

Entries are open via


We would welcome any offers of help and if you would like to compete
and help then we will do everything we can to accommodate.
If you've never helped then come along and have a go, a full briefing and support whilst on course. It's a great way to see how the day runs from a different perspective… and the day can not go ahead without the amazing team of volunteers.

Please contact
Storme on 07765 124955 or 


A wet (!) day saw a super turnout from enthusiasts vying for the trophies. The results follow:-
Family Dog Show :
Best Variety Dog or Bitch -
Teazel | Clive Mellor
Terrier Show :
Puppy Championship -
Dolly | Kelly Thompson
CL&C HSC Member - Layla | Andrew Loughan
Best Border - Bullet | Jo Hughes
Best Dog - Troy  | Charlie Street
Best Bitch -   Dotty | Melissa James
Championship - Troy | Charlie Street
Lurcher Show :
Champion under 24" -
Echo | Tom Anderson
Champion over 24" - Yoni | Kevin Dominey
Working Lurcher - Good Dog | Lana Gazder
Lurcher Show Overall Champion - Echo| Tom Anderson
The following qualified for the Stonelands Terrier Champion of Champions on 30th September at the Southwest Lurcher Show :

| Charlie Street

and the
Countryman's Weekly Champion of Champions Final at the Midlands Game Fair on 15th - 16th September :

Champion Lurcher -
Echo | Tom Anderson
Champion Terrier - Troy | Charlie Street
Reserve Lurcher - Yoni | Kevin Dominey
Reserve Terrier - Dotty | Melissa James
Thank you to all who took part.

Hunt Relay Team | New Forest Show


(Rachel Stanley,  Rachael Morley,  Fiona Dallyn and Candice Dunlop)
went to the New Forest Show yesterday.  They jumped 2 rounds in blistering heat with the Cottesmore, Wilton and the Avon Vale hunts and at length drew for first place with the Avon Vale in what the organisers described as ”The most exciting final ever SEEN" Candice absolutely flew towards the finish neck-and-neck with her opponent surrounded by hundreds of excited people.

What a terrific success at such a prestigious event!

Puppy Show (2018) | RESULTS


Mr Matthew Puffer and Mr Andrew Sallis MFH

1. Dante (walked by Mr Roger Jarrad)
2. Radar (walked by Mrs Diane Evans)
Waggoner (walked by Mrs Vicki Wilkins MFH)

Ratify (walked by Mrs Deborah Boulton)
Damson (walked by Mrs Vicki Wilkins MFH)
3. Dainty (walked by Mr Charles Homan MFH)

Doghound : Dante
Bitch : Ratify
Champion : Ratify

Cup Winners
The Hunt Supporters Cup : Radical (Mrs Diane Evans)
The Graffham Cup : Draper (Mrs Diane Evans)
The Kathleen Elwin Cup : Delilah (Mr & Mrs David Subtil)
The Masters Cup : Maverick (Mrs Vicki Wilkins MFH)
The Shirley Reed Cup : Bobbin (Mrs Deborah Boulton)
The Harold Wait Cup : Mafia (The Hoskins Family)
The Joy and Stan Mayes Trophy : Farmer (Mr & Mrs David Subtil)