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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07815751592.
If you want to see other work by Merrily, visit www.merrilyharpur.co.uk.
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.
KENNEL'S PONY CLUB EVENING
Over 70 people attended the Pony Club kennel evening in glorious sunshine. 3 groups, those who rode greys, bays and other horsey colours, in turn were guided through the workings of the kennels. Will Bryer had a group in the valeting room, Will Hanson with hounds and Tracey Roberts in the stables. Simon Greenwood, with help from Katy Haydon, Esme & Chloe Diment, prepared the food and Emma and Abbie were on the bar.
Elsie Gibbs wonthe Podimore Trophy for the best story of a days hunting and a brief history of the Hunt. Her report is available on the hunt supporters' page and the Gallery features Tanzy’s pictures of the evening. Sara Greenwood, on behalf of the Pony Club Branch, presented Will Hanson and Tracey Roberts with a tumbler, wishing them well for the future along with Will's partner Katie Harris, who has been a valuable member of the Branch since she was 5 years old.
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
Matt Preston of Fortunes Wood Farm produces fabulous organic Aberdeen Angus beef, just about the tastiest variety you can get. He still has a few slow roast joints left for Xmas but just as importantly is now taking orders for early next year. Whether you like steak, ribs, topside, mince or slow roasting joints it's always worth making Matt your first port of call.
Watch out for news of special offers in the New Year!!
Matt Preston can be contacted on 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.