Meets & Events 2019 - 2020            NEXT MEET/EVENT HERE
Newcomers' Guide to Hunting with Bloodhounds

The 2019 - 2020 hunting season started on May1st 2019.  Hunting does not start until after the harvest is well under way August/September. The Masters try to arrange a meet for every Sunday, or occasionally Saturday if it’s clashing with some other local event, or it is the landowner’s preferred day.  The Meets/Events page will be updated as soon as arrangements are confirmed. Next meet here.

BOOKING IN: Riders are strongly advised to "book in" leaving their name and contact details by text or phone to 07723096634 or email to
booking@SouthDownsBloodhounds.com if they think they would like to come mounted - so that they can be kept advised of any last minute changes of plans.
Some meets are very popular and it is sometimes necessary to limit the numbers. Whan that happens, this is a "compulsory booking in meet", and places will be allocated in the order people book in, and a waiting list formed for anyone booking in after the target number is reached. In these circumstances, people will need to pay their cap by bank transfer, by contacting the Hon Hunt Secretary. The space will only be held until 48 hours before the meet time, after which, if the cap is not recieved, the space will be allocated to the first person on the waiting list. In the event of someone cancelling with less than 24 hours notice, that has already paid their cap, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN, unless someone on the waiting list is able to take the place at such short notice. You may sell/give your place to someone else PROVIDED it is not for more than the cap value paid, and that person qualifies for the same rate. Anyone tryng to sell their space for a profit will be banned for life.

Hunt Dress: If you have hunting dress then we would like you to wear it, but the lack of formal attire is no barrier to hunting with us. More information is available on our Newcomers' guide and/or the Etiquette page. Competent children and children with adults accompanying them are welcome. All are welcome and any slobber you get from the hounds you may keep!

South Downs Bloodhounds Events
Other Local Events
Date (ascending order) Meet/Event (The meet link will take you to a location map or more information on the event)
Sunday 11th May
SDB Summer Fun Ride
Approx 8 miles of countryside with Optional Jumping, suitable for all types of horse & rider, adults and children.
£20 per Adult - £10 per child . Children must be accompanied by an adult.
THREE MAIDS CHASERS by kind permission of Simon and Kate Browne
Down Farm Lane, Headbourne Worthy, SO22 6RG
Entry Form Here Entries close Thursday 3rd May Entries on the day, £5 extra - Organiser Tel no: 07896040058
Cedar Veterinary Group on call
Starting at 10a.m.
27th May Sherborne Castle Country Fair. Hounds will be there all day and paraded on foot.
Saturday 22nd June Bike ride and breakfast with the hounds. 10am Contact Amanda for further details
Sunday 21st July

SDB Fun Horse and Dog Show by kind permission of the Povey family. Schedule here.   Entry Form here
Fawley Farm, Hemplands Lane, Privett, GU34 3NU

Tuesday 30th July
Wednesday 31st July
Thursday 1st August
The New Forest Show, NewPark, Brockenhurst. SO42 7QH
Hounds will be there in The Countryside Arena all three days and hounds are parading on the Thursday 1st August. We are also entering a team in the inter hunt relay, which will be on Thursday in the East Ring.
Sunday 4th August The South Downs Bloodhounds Puppy Show
Hatch Barn, Alexanders Lane, Privett, Alton GU34 3PW
The Joint Masters invite all Landowners, Farmers, Keepers, (over whose land we hunt) plus Hound Sponsors, Hunt Club Members and other invited guests to join us for the Puppy Show and Tea, at the Kennels. Puppy Show starting at 3pm prompt. We would respectfully remind attendees that this is an old fashioned formal occassion, and gentlemen are required to wear jackets and ties and gives the ladies a chance to dress up. It wouldbe helpful if you could let Symon Robinson MBH know if you are planning to attend so we know what number to cater for. Actual hard invitations are only sent to those who do no automatically qualify as above.
THIS IS NOT A GENERAL PUBLIC EVENT.
Saturday 10th August Ellingham and Ringwood Agricultural Show
Hounds will be parading and we will have a team in the Inter Hunt Relay.
Wednesday 14th August Gillingham & Shaftsbury Show
Hounds will be there all day and parading in the main ring at 1pm.
Saturday 31st August South Downs Bloodhounds Kennels Open Day. This is a provisional fixture at the moment, further details to follow.
TUBHUNTING BEGINS (dates here whe they are arranged towards the beginning of September.          So, What is Tubhunting?        
  Click on the meet for directions.
Time
Sunday 25th August The Kennels, Alexanders Lane, Privett. GU34 3PW
Please remember the time shown is the time by which you should be on your horse.
Unbox at the meet.
9am
Sunday 1st September The Kennels, Alexanders Lane, Privett. GU34 3PW (Different country to last week)
Please remember the time shown is the time by which you should be on your horse.
Unbox at the meet.
9am
Sunday 8th September Church Farm, South Harting.GU31 5QG.
Parking at the meet.
9am
SATURDAY 14th September Priors Dean, Nr GU32 1BP
Meet in the grass field opposite the church. Some parking at the barn for the earlybirds.
9.30am
Sunday 15th September Rotherfield Charity Fun Ride, East Tisted. Contact RotherfieldEvents@RotherfieldPark.co.uk 9.30am
Sunday 22nd September Grange Farm, Tichborne, Nr Alresford. SO24 0NE
Unbox at the meet.
9.30am
Sunday 29th September Old Place Farm, East Tisted. GU34 3QY
Further meet and unboxing details to follow..
10am
Sunday 6th October Oakley Farm, Sixpenny Handley, SP5 5QR
Unboxing/parking details to follow.
11am
Sunday 13th October Hurst Farm, Hurst Lane, Privett, GU34 3PL (Opening Meet)
POSTPONED TO THE FOLLOWING WEEK DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
12 noon
Sunday 20th October Hurst Farm, Hurst Lane, Privett, GU34 3PL (Opening Meet)
Parking at the meet, please follow the signs.
12 noon
Sunday 27th October The Grain Store, Park Farm, Avington, SO21 1BZ
POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Use the entrance for Avington Park Golf Course and follow the signs and track to the meet.
12 noon
Sunday 3rd November Itchen Down Farm, Itchen Abbas, SO21 1BS
Unbox at the meet.
12 noon
Sunday 10th November MEET CHANGE
Priors Dean
, Nr GU32 1BP
Meet in the grass field opposite the church. Some parking at the barn for lorries, trailers park in the meet field..
12 noon
Sunday 17th November Lower Piggery, Whitewool Farm, East Meon. GU32 1HW
Unbox at the meet.
12 noon
Sunday 24th November No meet. 12 noon
Sunday 1st December

Milton Hill Farm, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, Wilts, SN9 6LZ (grid SU 195 578).
Turn off the Everleigh to Pewsey Road opposite Down Farm, signposted to Milton Hill Farm. After 1km (track) turn right at the barn and follow down into Milton Hill Farm. Hofseboxes to park on the hard standing there.  Please do not block any farm entrances/doors. Cars to park in the farmhouse drive. Trailers need to park where signed about a mile from the meet towards Everleigh and 20 minute hack to the meet. Contact Symon if you are insure where this is. 07549163777.
This is a compulsory booking in meet, as it is a very popular meet. Anyone wishing to attend needs to book in with Amanda as soon as possible, either through Facebook messenger, or text to 07723096634. If there is a space, you will need to pay your cap by Thursday 28th November (unless you are a subscriber), bank transfer accepted, or the space will be given to someone on a waiting list. No refund will be given if you cancel after midday Saturday 30th November, unlesssomeone on the waiting list can take your place at short notice.

12 noon
Sunday 8th December Old Place Farm, East Tisted. GU34 3QY
Further meet and unboxing details to follow..
12 noon
Sunday 15th December Higher Farm, Chettle. DT11 8DA
Full meet and parking details nearer the date.
12 noon

Sunday 22nd December

Not hunting. 12 noon
THURSDAY 26th December
BOXING DAY
Warren Farm, Priors Dean, GU32 1BW
No unboxing at the meet and please do not park cars on mowed verges.
12 noon
Sunday 29th December

Cranborne Manor, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 5PP
Unboxing at Pound Farm, Cranborne, BH21 5RN
This is a compulsory booking in meet, as it is a very popular meet. Anyone wishing to attend needs to book in with Amanda as soon as possible, either through Facebook messenger, or text to 07723096634, or email to Secretary@SouthDownsBloodhounds.com. If there is a space, you will need to pay your cap by Thursday 26th December (unless you are a subscriber, who still needs to book in), bank transfer accepted, or the space will be given to someone if there is a waiting list. No refund will be given if you cancel after midday Saturday 28th November, unless someone on the waiting list can take your place at short notice.

12 noon
WEDNESDAY 1ST January 2020 Park Farm, Avington, SO21 1BZ
The Meet and unboxing will be up at the grain store. All vehicles to use the golf course entrance and follow signs along the track.
12 noon
Sunday 5th January Not hunting  
Sunday 12th January Corhampton Lane Farm, SO32 3NB   This is now a Compulsory Booking in Meet.
Unboxing for lorries at the meet. Trailers please unbox up at the crossroads above the farm towards Bishops Walthan, ensuring you're far away enough from the road so as to not block the vision of cars using the crossroads. Please ensure ALL WHEELS ARE OFF THE ROAD . If you have a horse that is difficult to load in a trailer, we suggest you don't try to do it at the crossroads. Cars park in the carpark near the road, NOT up by the grain stores. We are aiming to have someone monitoring these parked vehicles between 11.30 and 15.30.
12 noon
Sunday 19th January Fawley Farm, Privett. GU34 3NU Cancelled due to excessive wet ground conditions.
Unboxing at final meet details will be updated closer to the meet date.
12 noon
Sunday 26th January TBA 12 noon
Meets below here are meets that have been arranged well in advance of the above meets, but there should be meets every Sunday up to these meets.
Sunday 16th February Lopshill Farm, Lopshill, Fordingbridge, SP6 3ED Lopshill Farm website
More jumping than you can shake a stick at, and non jumping routes.
Postcode will take you to neighbouring farm, so continue on and look for SDB sign.
12 noon
Hunt Ball

The South Downs Bloodhounds Hunt Ball Friday 24th April
At The Hawk Conservancy, Weyhill, Andover. SP11 8DY
Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival while watching a fabulous flying display by The Hawk Conservancy, followed by a 3 course meal, horn blowing and whip cracking competitions and dancing to the Answer Back band. Adults: £65pp, aged 17 and under: £55pp. Purchase your tickets before 31st December 2019 to save £5 per person. Contact Sam Heighes at sam@southdownsbloodhounds.com for more details and tickets.

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We welcome people who would like to help on hunting days or at events, on horse or on foot,, please contact Jeremy Whaley MBH