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Park Farm, Upper Lambourn RG17 8RD

Sorrel Davies


Schedule 2017

07917458999 sorrel.poppy@hotmail.co.uk

Open Day Neil King Ridgeway Racing - 10th September 2017

A Message from the Master

I hope you have all summered well and, with a little bit of luck for our farmers, we still have some good weather coming our way to allow harvest to finish off well after this very changeable weather we have been having.  

Hounds have all summered well and have have been enjoying being out early in the mornings with myself and Russell both panting after 10 miles on the bikes with some very keen young entry encouraging us to go further.

I'm excited to let you know that the waiting is nearly over and Autumn Hunting is nearly upon us.

Best Wishes

Dan Mellor


Save the Dates

Royal Country of Berkshire Show, 16th and 17th September - Vine and Craven hounds will be parading both days and our stand will be in the countryside area, would be great to see people. Times that hounds will be parading will follow
Newbury and District Agricultural Society Ploughing Match, Saturday 21st October - Vine and Craven Hunt will have a stand with hounds, this will be at Woolley Estate  Further details of exact location and times will follow.
The Vine and Craven Hunt Ball Saturday 20th January 2018 Pitt Hall Barn, Ramsdell RG26 5RJ Antonia Roskill 07795 423 401

New Arrivals

News update; Puppies are now 8 weeks old and all doing well. We will be soon looking for new puppy walking families. Puppy walking is hugely important to a pups development, they get a chance to see the world socialise with people and other pets. And bring a huge amount of fun (mischief) to the their walkers. Exciting news the next generation has arrived with two litters of puppies this week.


Spindletree Photography

Our very own Emma Welling has a website www.spindletreephotography.co.uk  selling her wonderful photographs.

For more information see her advertisement in the 'Classified' section.

Vine & Craven Note-lets - packs of 10

Vine & Craven packs of 10 note-lets  for just £5. two different photographs take by Emma Welling. 

Perfect way to write your thank you's, so much nicer than an email.

Available through Joanna McCall Email: joanna@mccalldesign.co.uk or at meets etc.

New Mastership

We are pleased to welcome Zoe Donald and Christina Dunlop to the Mastership for the 2017- 2018 season. The Vine and Craven two new master's in the shape of Christina Dunlop wife of Harry Dunlop flat trainer and Zoe Donald who is married to Bloodstock agent Alistair Donald. Both well known on the hunting field and both set up the Junior Hunt club now boasting over 40 members. We wish them every success for the forth coming season. 

Vine & Craven Puppy Show 2017

Report from our Master Ms. Samantha Bracey MFH

I can't believe that another season has rushed past in a blink of an eye and the puppy show has been and gone. Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone in organising such a wonderful day.

The day started off with an amazing lunch hosted by the Mastership for all the puppy walkers. This is one our ways of thanking all the people who have looked after the Vine and Craven puppies. 

The day proceeds on with the judging of 2016 puppies. All our members, subscriber and supporters are invited to join us to watch the judging of the 2016 puppies. We have 2 judges looking at different aspects of each individual hound. Between the 2 judges they decide which dog hound and bitch hound would suit the job they are intended for. Then they have an overall champion.

Prize giving is the final part of judging all our wonderful puppy walkers get a silver spoon for each puppy they have walked. Followed by trophies to the walkers which puppies have won their classes.

To round the day off are wonderful hunt supporters, members and subscribers produce a wonderful tea, with cakes and sandwiches flowing

Again, a huge thanks to all involved what a wonderful day a part from the odd rain shower


Best Working Bitch - Dainty, sponsored by Pauline Welling
Most days hunted - Guardsman - Daphne Barr-Hamilton
Best Bitch - Adele walked by Jill Gent
Best Dog - Galway - Walked by Daphne Barr-Hamilton
Overall Champion for pups - Galway walked by - Daphne Barr-Hamilton
Tumblers Club - Nick McDiarmid
  Addict 3rd, Garston 2nd and Galway 1st


For the Championship .... Adele and Galway 

Emma Welling receiving her bronze fox for all her endeavours

Daphne Barr-Hamilton receives the Championship Shield for Galway


Fantastic Gift

If you are looking for an original present  a map of the Vine and Craven Hunt (see below) or a print of the Craven Hunt country (for details go to the Supporters Club section) would be an ideal choice.

Fabulous  hand-drawn map of the Vine and Craven Hunt country drawn by the clever and talented Kirsty Adams. A must have present for everyone in the hunt.This beautiful map was  inspired by the 16th and 17th Century maps of John Speed and Abraham Ortelius. It will be available for you to order at the Hunt Supporters’ Club AGM and Start of Season Supper on Friday 27th Nov at a cost of £55, which includes the map mounted and ready for you to frame. All proceeds go to the Vine and Craven Hunt.

V&C Map non-colour matched 2014 copy

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