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Photos from hunt events.
There are two sites where our hunt photographs are now posted. The links are listed below and both allow free download of images. We hope you enjoy them and kindly ask for a £5 honour donation to the hunt which you can give to Charlie MacEwan or Gigi Richardson at any meet.
BEAUTIFUL HUNT MAP WITH 187 COVERTS
Merrily Harpur, the celebrated artist, cartoonist and writer, has produced a beautiful and much needed hunt map showing 187 coverts in the Cattistock territory we currently hunt. Created in classic style and with some nice little cameos it really is a must have.
Maps are available for £25, or £30 with bars to hang them, through the Cattistock Hunt Supporters Club via email@example.com or phone 07815751592.
If you want to see other work by Merrily, visit www.merrilyharpur.co.uk.
CHSC HORSE AND PONY SHOW
25 classes, a fabulous show that has already gained immense respect and very affordable. Please find attached both a show schedule and an entry form and make 31st August, Bank Holiday Monday, a date.
This is a first class opportunity as you come to the end of your summer competitions or to tune up for the hunting season or just enjoy showing your horse. A BBQ, cakes, ice creams and refreshments are all available.
Early entries help the organisers sort out timing and keep to the schedule which only makes your day more enjoyable so please reply quickly.
POINT TO POINT REVIEW
Fantastic racing was enjoyed by a large turnout for our point to point on Monday. Our praise and thanks must go to all those who make it happen, devoting their time and efforts to bringing us the sport that can only work because of hunting, and provides the grass routes of National Hunt racing. Tanzy has some great photos on his site (see link to the left).
Our hard working Secretary Nicky Atkinson summed up the day’s sport:
Thanks to very good course preparation we had very good races at our Meeting.
> There was a double for Devon Trainer Teresa Clark with the start to finish winner of the first race Next Surprise followed by winning the Restricted with Redlynch Rock.
> In the Ladies Amanda Bush executed her new race plan (having been beaten at the Seavington) to perfection bringing John Daniell through at the end to win comfortably from hot favourite The Magherally Man (winner of his last five races) who had travelled all the way from the North Ledbury.
> Our new Conditions race for this year produced a very exciting finish with Knight Blaze beating Canada Coombe by the smallest of margins.
> Cock of the Rock ridden by Harry Cobden were impressive winners of the Men's Open trained locally by Rachael Green, and the Members, won by Mangans Turn ridden by Josh Newman and trained by Jack Barber provided a very popular win for Bill Dupont.
Sun 9th August:
THE CATTISTOCK COUNTRYSIDE SHOW (Ag Sports) A celebration of countryside pursuits.
Monday 31st August
CATTISTOCK HORSE & PONY SHOW Holbrook, Sherborne
Sunday 4th October:
BRICKY FUN DAY HUNTER TRIAL Toller Porcorum
This popular day, Sunday 4th October, uses a very simple format. Choose whichever fences suit you (from BE event to tyres and timber at 60cm and lots in between) and off you go. There are no winners and no losers. Those who reach the finishing line qualify for a lollipop!
For schedules email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Preston of Fortunes Wood Farm produces fabulous organic Aberdeen Angus beef.
01935 83309 or via email at email@example.com
CLAY SHOOT DAY
A great turnout at the recent clay shoot saw many benefit from the skilled and entertaining instructors who were on hand to help as well as enjoying swapping success or otherwise stories afterwards over a burger or two. Our thanks to Gareth, Hannah and family, Rob, Walter and Dan Whitehouse who organised the instructors.