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20th January 2019 - Elm Farm Calbourne
Today was a day for "FIRSTS". Today was the first time that Michael Lamb hunted the hounds - up front and in charge and a job well done. Today was the first time (possibly ever) that the Master donned his running shoes and acted as the quarry for the hounds to follow.
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
1st January 2019 - Old Smithy, Godshill
What a great way to start 2019 - warm and sunny weather, a large and enthusiastic field and a car park full of well wishers to see us off. It was lovely to see some faces that we had not seen for a while, both riding and on foot.
26th December 2018 - Shalcombe Manor
The Bloodhound Gang were blessed with a good field, a great number of well wishers to see us off, good weather and a great location in Shalcombe Manor to begin our Boxing Day meet. Many thanks to all those who contributed food; to Ken and Dawn McKenzie for hosting us.
9th December 2018 - New Farm, Nunwell
Another Sunday where the sun shone on the Bloodhound Gang, although I do know a few riders who will be scrubbing the mud out of their horses tonight. Thank you to Brian Morris for hosting us today, to all those that made it out, for the lovely cakes.
25th November 2018 - Calbourne Water Mill
Another great day out with the Bloodhound Gang - perfect weather as well. Thank you to all at Calbourne Water Mill for hosting us today. Many thanks to all those that helped today and especially to William Broomfield who at short noticed stepped in to be our quarry.
11th November 2018 - Blackgang Chine
Another amazing day out with the Bloodhound Gang - the weather was certainly on our side. With thanks to Lucy and Alex Dabell at Blackgang Chine for hosting us today - always a great place to start.
28th October 2018 - Northcourt Farm
Another amazing day out with the Bloodhounds. Almost perfect weather and a great meet. Thank you to everyone that made today - our hosts at Northcourt Farm and the landowners for use of their land.
14th October 2018 - Compton Farm
Fortune favours the brave........and those that braved the morning rain and decided to come out were certainly rewarded as we enjoyed a rain free afternoon. Thanks to all at Compton Farm for hosting us today
30th September 2018 - Bridleford Lodge Farm
What a perfect day to spend out in the countryside with friends, horses and hounds. Thank you to the Griffin Family and all at Briddlesford Farm for hosting us today. Thank you to all those that brought savouries and cakes.
23rd September 2018 - Godshill Park Farm
Well the sun certainly came out for The Bloodhound's opening meet for the 2018/19 season.Nice to see old friends but also good to see some new faces out with us today. Thank you to all at Godshill Park Farm for hosting.
25th March 2018 - New Barn Farm
A cold but beautiful day out was enjoyed by our field in the Calbourne area. With thanks to the Spence family for hosting us today.
18th February 2018 - Wolverton Farm
Well considering the very short notice what a great turn out - thank you to all those that came out today and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you to Saff - good running as always. Thank you for the hot soup and cakes and thank you to the Vectis Foot Beagles for the sandwiches - much appreciated
28th January 2018 - Waytes Court Farm
A mild day but very heavy going for riders and runners alike. With thanks to John & Lynn Wannop for hosting us today.
14th January 2018 - Blackgang Chine
A great day out for the Bloodhound Gang with thanks to Lucy and Alex Dabell for hosting our meet.
New Year's Day 2018 - Old Smithy, Godshill
Well despite the weather a field of over 30 riders braved the rain at the start of the meet and enjoyed a day that improved all the way until 2 o'clock when the sun came out. Well done to Saff for running in very muddy and slippery conditions - the hounds appeared to enjoy it and were really on your scent today. Thank you to Steve and Diane at The Old Smithy for hosting us today - much appreciated as always. A Happy New Year to you all.
Boxing Day 2017 -Shalcombe Manor
A good field - including Santa who came straight after finishing a very busy nightshift - enjoyed the earlier start to make the most of the light on a bright morning for our traditional Shalcombe Manor Boxing Day meet. Thanks to Ken and Dawn for hosting us again and to Chessell Pottery for the parking. . Thank you to all those who turned out to see us off this morning, to all our riders, to our catering crew and everyone else who made it such a great day.
24th November 2017 -Northcourt Farm
The perfect day to show our guests from The Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds the best our Island has to offer - stunning views all around bathed in sunshine (albeit bloody cold sunshine).
Many thanks to all involved today - To the members of K&S for making the journey across, to our own Bloodhound Gang for making them so welcome, to all those who brought the most amazing savouries and cakes
12th November 2017 -Elm Farm Barn
A proper winters day meet - bright and bitterly cold but perfect in every way. Thank you to all at Elm Farm for hosting us today, to all those who brought savouries and cakes, thank you to the followers for contributing to such a fun day on the ground, it was nice to see you all. Thank you to Saff for running as our quarry today - have you warmed up yet? We look forward to our next meet in a fortnight when we will be joined by members of the Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds.
29th October 2017 -Compton Farm
Our field enjoyed a beautiful warm and bright October day across some of the most stunning countryside our Island has to offer. Thank you to all those that contributed cakes, savouries and the odd bottle today every bit helps. Thanks to Saff, you've earned your dinner tonight, some hard running today with plenty of hills. And thank you to all at Compton Farm for hosting us today - we always feel very welcome.
15th October 2017 -Godshill Meet
A good field enjoyed one of our favourite meets with a ride through the village of Godshill before turning into the beautiful Godshill Park Farm. With thanks to Staples for hosting today's meet and to all the very patient motorists as we rode through the village.
1st October 2017 -Briddleford Lodge Farm
Despite the dire weather warnings a hardy band of Bloodhounders were rewarded with a fine days riding today. Thank you to The Griffin Family at Briddlesford Lodge Farm for hosting us - we even had time for a look around your fascinating farming museum before the meet..
24th September 2017 -Nourthcourt Manor
The weather played its part as a field of over forty
riders met at the lovely Northcourt Manor in Shorwell for the 2017~18 opening meet.Horses and riders all looked amazing.
Thank you to John and Christine Harrison for hosting us and to Mary at Northcourt Farm for providing parking.
2nd April 2017 -Newclose Farm
A proper summers day for Blood-hounding. It was lovely to see some some old friends returning today, joining the field in making the most of an amazing day - great location, great riding. With thanks to Adrian Flux for hosting us today, to Saff and Alice for being our quarry and Jo and Sue for a great spread as usual.
25th March 2017 -Northcourt Farm
British Summer Time definitely arrived today - a beautiful sunny day was enjoyed by field and followers alike.
18th March 2017 -Bloodhound Ball
A great night was had by all with dinner and lots of dancing to band Juicebox. Thank you to everyone for looking amazing and creating such an amazing night. Congratulations to Gen for earning her buttons and also to Kasey on her Best Newcomers Award.
12th March 2017 -New Barn Farm
A day of great riding and the hounds were on Jame's scent like a train on a track. Our thanks go to the Spence family for hosting us, to our quarry James and to all those that again turned out to help and ride with the Bloodhounds. Oh - and it was nice to see our joint Master back in the saddle, taking it nice and easy.
26th February 2017 -Atherfield Farm
A great day out for The Bloodhound Gang. With thanks to Anne Henton for hosting us today, for James Bull as our quarry and Roger Broomfield deputising as our Field Master.
12th February 2017 -Cheverton Farm, Shorwell
A cold day and a warm atmosphere out with the Bloodhounds today. Great ground and lots of jumps today. With thanks to Andrew Hodgson for hosting us.
29th Janaury 2017 -Westover Farm, Calbourne
Well done to those that braved the weather to come out today. Thank you to Robbie Chapman for hosting us and to our quarry James who did a great job in very difficult conditions - the hounds were flying today, at least they enjoyed the weather.
15th Janaury 2017 -Elm Farm, Calbourne
With the weather not being as bad as predicted, those brave enough to come out were treated to a good days Bloodhounding. With thanks to Keith Plant for hosting us, for our quarry Saff, and for the food and drink to set us on our way.
1st Janaury 2017 -Old Smithy, Godshill
A good field braved the anticipated poor weather and enjoyed a good day out. With thanks again to Diane Andrews at the Old Smithy and to all those that came out to see us off.
26th December 2016 -Shalcombe Manor
With thanks to Ken & Dawn McKenzie for hosting our Boxing Day meet and to Chessell Pottery for allowing us to use their car park. Great to see the effort put into the seasonal decoration again this year.
12th December 2016 -Blackgang Chine
What a fab day and what better place to start than under the gaze of the Islands giant pirate at Blackgang Chine. Thank you to our kind hosts, Alex and Lucy Dabell. A cold and very bright day spent enjoying some of the Islands best views whether on horseback or following.
20th November 2016 -New Farm, Nunwell
Thank you to Brian Morris for kindly hosting this weekends meet. And in a weekend of substitutions thank you to Steve for being our "Quarry on a Quad" and to Sue and Jo for supplying the photographs.
6th November 2016 -Read Farm
A beautiful bright morning encouraged a good field to Read Farm to enjoy a day out Bloodhounding. Thank you to Mark, Jodie and Kaysie for hosting us today and thanks also to James, a new quarry for the hounds to track.
23rd October 2016 - Compton Farm
Another fab meet from Compton Farm with a fresh (cold) bright and breezy day enjoyed by the field.
16th October 2016 - Newcomers Meet
Nice to see a mix of regulars, newcomers and old friends enjoying a day out with the Bloodhounds. Our thanks as always to the generosity of our host Andy Kennerly of Little Duxmore Farm. .
9th October 2016 - Havenstreet
A lovely day out in the Havenstreet area with a good field enjoying the warm sunshine. Thank you to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway for hosting us.
25th September 2016 - Weeks Farm
A lovely day out in the the warm sunshine. Thank you to our kind hosts at Week Farm
18th September 2016 - Weeks Farm - Opening Meet
What a fabulous day and amazing first meet. So nice to see so many beautifully turned out horses and riders, faces familiar and new enjoying the sun, the countryside, the jumps - the season has started.
28th March 2016 - West Billingham Farm
A beautiful day was the reward for those that took advantage of our Easter Monday meet - great riding.
Thank you to our hosts, Mr & Mrs Parsons and our quarry Jono who proved that he can jump as well as any horse.
One more meet to go.
20th March 2016 - New Barn Farm
A good field enjoyed a very "fresh" days riding after starting the day at New Barn Farm. As well as the usual jumps we enjoyed some pipes in the valley which appeared to go down well.
It was nice to see some "old friends" out today, we've missed you :-)
Next meet - Reads Farm........at least Jodie gets a lie in.
6th March 2016 - Northcourt Manor - with Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds
Following a great night out with our guests from the Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds a field of over forty assembled at Northcourt Manor in Shorwell to enjoy an afternoon in the sun/warm/snow/cold
whilst galloping across fields and jumping a collection of jumps.
Thank you to our hosts, thank you for our lorry park today, for the fab food and drink and to the Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds for adding to such an enjoyable weekend.
28th February 2016 - Atherfield Farm
What a fabulous day - bright and cold and almost firm underfoot. A great crowd enjoying some beautiful countryside.
Well done William Broomfield, who was a great quarry today. Many thanks to Anne Henton who hosted us and to the landowners who allowed us to ride their land. Thanks as always to all those involved and we look forward to next weeks meet with our visitors the Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds.
21st February 2016 - Plaish Farm
Good to be back out after the enforced break due to the weather!
31st January 2016 - Westover Farm
Daffodils in January!!
With the ground being so wet across the Island we enjoyed a day in the forest starting off at Westover Farm.
The hounds were on top form today with Saff, Jono and Alice being well tracked and caught over the three runs.
A good day spent in good company, thank you to everyone who made it a such great meet.
Thank you to Robbie Chapman for hosting us today.
Oh and to those that worry about these things.......the new hunt vehicle has a fabulously warm heater.
17th January 2016 - Wolverton Manor
Well what a funny day - expected frost, started wet and then just settled into cold and misty!
That said a more 'intimate' field than we are used to enjoyed a fabulous day out bloodhounding. The hounds were on it the whole day keeping our quarries, Saff, Alice and our newbie Rod, on their toes; Jono is bedridden with man-flu - get well soon.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a great day out and we look forward to seeing you in a fortnight.
New Years Day 2016 - The Old Smithy
What a way to start off the New Year. And proof that eveyone can enjoy Bloodhounding!
A mounted field of nearly 50 riders braved a cold and blustery day - oh and the rain of course (well it is January) to enjoy a series of runs across Sainham and Ventnor Downs.
It was a real family affair with brothers Chez and Saff acting as our quarry and the hounds working very well in difficult conditions - the second run they picked up the scent and followed like they were on rails.
Many thanks to all at The Old Smithy for hosting us today - we filled the space with horse boxes, trailers and a huge crowd of friends, family and well wishers, thank you all.
Hot soup, bread rolls and cake from the 'chuck wagon' at the end of the day was most welcome.
See you all soon.
Boxing Day 2015 - Shalcombe Manor
A fabulously festive occasion was enjoyed by a field of nearly forty riders and an enthusiastic crowd who started the meet at the lovely Shalcombe Manor with mulled wine and mince pies. Christmas
decorations were evident for both riders and horses and we welcomed some newbies today.
Christmas dinner was worked off with four runs and Saff, our quarry for the day, worked off the most staying ahead of the hounds all afternoon.
Plenty of jumps were available for the field, including some in the forest itself.
Our thanks to Ken and Dawn McKenzie for hosting us, for Aiden and Louise Collins at Chessell for letting us use their car park and to the landowners. Thanks also to all those that again contributed to a great day - see you on New Years Day.
13th December 2015 - Compton Farm
Fantastic jump Nigel - well done!
Another great day out with a field of nearly 30 riders enjoying a mild December day - we even had some sun.
Our thoughts were with Nikki Green's family today and a minutes silence was held to remember Nikki before we started and during the hunt when the field was opposite her home a horn was blown by our Master in her honour.
Our thanks to our quarry Jono and a new quarry running for the first time today, Michael. Thanks also to Sue and Gen and all those that helped and contributed food today.
Our next meet is on Boxing Day.
29th November 2015 - New Farm, Nunwell
An enthusiastic field braved a blustery day in Nunwell. Heavy going with a lot of standing water meant that not many jumped today but judging by the smiles a good day was had by all. Our two runners, Jono and Alice may be wanting clean trainers for Christmas, they both did well in difficult conditions - though Alice did try bare foot running for a while. Food and drink were fab as usual and many thanks to Mr Morris for letting us enjoy the beautiful park land.
1st November 2015 - Calbourne Water Mill
Wow what a day, more like June than November. A field of 38 enjoyed one of the warmest days of the year, glorious countryside, great fun including "THE HEDGE" which a number of brave souls attempted. Thank you to all three runners today suffering in the heat for our enjoyment. A few tumbles but no broken bones hopefully - one caught on camera but unless I hear to the contrary doesn't want to share with her friends :-( and a possible award for the least appropriately turned out hunter - spotted silks!!!! Thank you to all involved, riders, runners, support and catering, another fab day.
18th October 2015 - Havenstreet
A field of forty riders enjoyed a bright and mild day in the Havenstreet, Ashey and Downs area with mixed riding and plenty of jumps to enjoy - including an especially constructed wide jump near the end. Our thanks to Havenstreet for allowing us to park and start our meet on their land, to the land owners and farmers whose land we enjoyed today, our runners for the day, Jono and Alice and what about the catering? Wow what a spread we had today.
4th October 2015 - Godshill Park Farm
Another fantastic day with a mounted field of 55 enjoying the beautiful weather and amazing countryside. Many thanks to Mark and Kathy Domaille for hosting us and
a special thank you for Mark for being my lift for the day, making sure I was in the right place at the right time.
And a Happy Birthday to our Master, Asa, what a way to spend a birthday.
Opening Meet - 20th September 2015 - Wolverton Manor
Our first meet of the season, held in beautiful sunshine and opening in front of the lovely Wolverton Manor was enjoyed by a field of 47 riders who had a day of
fantastic countryside, amazing views and some great jumps.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a great day, it was lovely to see you all and we look forward to the rest of our season together.
Hound Exercise - 13th September 2015 - The Kennels
One of the most fun days out with the Bloodhound Gang I have attended; thank you to everyone who made such an amazing effort to enter into the spirit of our Cowboy
& Indian meet, you all looked fantastic - seems a pity to have to don proper hunt attire next week.
Thank you everyone who has attended the hound exercises this pre-season, it has been great to see so many new faces coming along to try us out and we hope that you have enjoyed it enough to join us on our meets - see you at Wolverton Manor next Sunday.
Hound Exercise - 6th September 2015 - The Kennels
Twenty nine riders enjoyed a beautiful late summers day around Porchfield - an eventful day and we even had the pleasure of Faye joining us in the support car.
Hound Exercise - 30th August 2015 - Yafford
Another well supported meet enjoyed a warm and humid ride around Yafford.
Our thanks go to "The Professor" and Bob Morris for making today possible.
Hound Exercise - 19th August 2015 - The Kennels
If we weren't already called The IW Farmers Bloodhounds we could name ourselves the Crazy Howling Mad as a Box of Frogs Bloodhounds - 20 of you lovely loons braved
a dark wet AUGUST - yes it's still AUGUST - evening to follow the most excitable pack of Bloodhounds this side of Hadrians Wall.
On a personal note - damn that was good fruitcake......thanks Anita's Mum.
Amy, we're all thinking of you and send our love and best wishes.
Hound Exercise - 12th August 2015 - Little Duxmore Farm
Our third hound exercise this year and a field of 43 riders enjoyed a beautiful summers evening ride around the Havenstreet area with a good mix of riding and
plenty of jumps for the brave.
Our thanks to Andy Kennerley for his hospitality this evening.
Hound Exercise - 5th August 2015 - Lower Rill Farm
Wow what a field - 38 mounted took advantage of our generous hosts Lucinda, Emiley, Jenny, Martin and Sean to enjoy a late evening ride around Chillerton,
finishing off with lots of jumping and gallops around a course set up for them. With light fading a lovely selection of cakes were enjoyed before we all went home in the dark. Thank you to all those
that came out tonight - the next meet is on Wednesday 12th but we are thinking of starting a little earlier - watch out for updates.
Apologies for picture quality - low light and jumping ponies don't mix.
Hound Exercise - 26th July 2015 - The Kennels
The first hound exercise of the "summer" and 35 lovely crazy people turned up and enjoyed a refreshing ride out. Lots of new faces and of course the usual suspects enjoyed a ride around Durrants Farm, popping over the jumps and though the ditch and then a ride around the village before going around the cross country jumps at Forest Farm.
Great photos as usual Andy!
Crown Inn- 18th Jan. 2015
Another good day enjoyed by all - although not sure if Chris will agree with that :-)
Nunwell Farm - 6th Nov. 2014
Another good turnout despite the change of day/date.
Opening Meet - Northcourt Manor - 28th Sept. 2014
A good turnout for the start of the 2014/2015 Season
Doesn't Jay Jay look smart in her official 'Junior Whip' Hunt Coat. Well done Jay Jay!
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The Peterborough Hound Show and Festival of Hunting.
Fantastic day was had by all !! Well done to Bloodhound 'Editor' on your 3rd place.
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