Cowdray Sponsored Ride

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The Cowdray Sponsored Ride took place, not unexpectedly, in Cowdray Country, starting and finishing at Benbow Ponds. We were ridiculously fortunate with the weather. The sun shone all day and, we’re told, there was a record number of entries beforehand and on the day. So well done everyone for turning out and up and taking part. Huge thanks from Macmillan and the CL&C to chief organisers Joan Langmead and Philip Prior. The former’s stewards did a sterling job and there were no calamities of any magnitude. The latter, in charge of the contingent from the Scouts, made the day happen and, as always, we owe him a huge debt of gratitude. Of course, it really couldn’t happen without support from Lord Cowdray and his team at the Estate Office too, for which huge thanks.

SAVE THE DATE | Summer Party | July 21

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Saturday | July 21st 2018 | 7.30pm
 
 CL&C Summer Party

 Whithurst Park Kirdford

(by kind permission of Mr. Richard Taylor and Mr. Rick Englert)

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 cowdraysponsoredride@gmail.com

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

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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





Tumblers and End of Season Party | Some Vignettes...

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End of Season Party + Tumblers Awards | March 24

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End of Season Party/ Tumblers.

An evening celebrating the thrills and spills of another fabulous season

Saturday 24th March
Lodsworth Village Hall
7.00pm

£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 stormewhit@gmail.com

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.

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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!

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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


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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

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COUNTRYMAN’S DAY
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

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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.
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