Welcome!

Welcome to the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt (CVNNH) website. Meeting twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays from September to early March, the CVNNH is a celebrated pack of foxhounds which was formed in 1982 when the College Valley Hunt amalgamated with the North Northumberland Hunt.

We hunt within the laws of both England and Scotland across an area which stretches from Holy Island in the very North East of Northumberland, taking in the Cheviot Hills, up to the Bowmont Valley and Hownam in the Scottish Borders.

Our hunting country is diverse and rural, encompassing rolling grass and woodland in the low country as well as the fabulous white grass of the hills. We have excellent relationships with local farmers and businesses while we also endeavour to provide a focus for local community activities and fund raising.

We are particularly pleased to welcome Newcomers to hunting who can come out with us for the first time by arrangement for no charge.

We welcome followers throughout the season on horses, in cars or on foot, although we do ask that anyone new wishing to join us obtains permission from the Hunt Secretary in advance.

To find out more about hunting with us, please look at the various sections of this website or simply contact the Hunt Secretary or fill in the enquiry form in the Contact Us section.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

    Curry Supper (alternative to curry available)

    Bar and Raffle

    Chillingham Wild Cattle - guest Speaker Ellie Waddington - Ellie was appointed the first female warden in 2015 to ensure the survival of this rare breed of wild cattle.

    Tickets £15 - please apply by the very latest Friday 16th February to Fiona Jell jell.couplandcastle@outlook.com or 01668 216292

    Cheques payable to NNHSC

     

  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018
    1:00 pmRatcheugh Park, Alnwick

    This year’s Point-to-Point has been postponed from 11th March and is now on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 at Ratcheugh, Alnwick NE66 3AE First Race 1pm

    Point-to-Point racing takes place because an army of volunteers attend on the day to assist in so many different ways. A successful meeting depends entirely on attendance and sponsorship. Anyone wishing to be involved or interested in sponsorship should contact Simon Orpwood on 01890 850266/e-mail s.orpwood@farmline.com.

    More information on who sponsors are and the going updates point-to point can be found at www.alnwickraces.co.uk

    A vast majority of hunts throughout the country hold annual point-to-point races which are major fund raising and sporting events. These races are usually held over a course of 3 miles with the horses jumping a minimum of 18 birch fences. There can be up to 6 or 8 races on the day, run as amateur steeplechases where the horses are qualified to run through hunting a minimum of 5 days with any recognised pack of hounds. Point-to-pointing has its own Regulatory Authority with rules and conditions.

    More information on point-to-pointing can be found on the official website http://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    9:30 amKimmerston, Milfield NE71 6JH

    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

    North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club

    HUNTER TRIAL & CLEAR ROUND, at Kimmerston starting at 9.30am on Sunday 8th April 2018.

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  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018
    10 am - 1 pmSandyhouse, Milfiled NE71 6TJ

    New for 2018, St Gregory's Ride, 10 miles of superb riding with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, easy parking near Sandyhouse Farm

    Refreshments available on completion of the ride. £20 per person, for further information contact:
    George Halliday on 07801 245064 or kl78hal@gmail.com

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  • Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018
    12:00 pmCollege Valley Showfield

    Click here Terrier Show Advert to see more information about this event.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    6pm for 6.30pmPallinsburn House
    This year the boys' tour will be performing Twelfth Night on the lawn (come rain or shine) here on the evening of 17 August.  The Handlebards are a supremely professional outfit who give a gloriously informal rendition of Shakespeare's work in the great outdoors.  It's a sort of bring-the-family-coats-and-a-picnic-for-half-time sort of evening.
    Date Friday 17 August
    Time - 6pm for 6.30pm performance
    Place - Pallinsburn, TD12 4SG
    Tickets - available on the door or at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hospicecarenorthnortumberland/157731 - Check the forecast first!
    In aid of Hospice Care North Northumberland
  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    9.30 onwardsKimmerston, near Milfield, Wooler

    Sunday 2nd September 2018 - North Northumberland Hunt Supporters’ Hunter Trial & Clear Round at Kimmerston near Milfield, Wooler.  Classes for all ages from lead rein to adult, including Pairs classes. Rosettes 1st to 6thand trophies and plaques to the winners of the XC classes.  Catering and loos on site.  No dogs allowed.  Entries must close Wednesday 29th August.  Schedule & Entry Form can be downloaded Click to Download here. And Kimmerston Entries Click to Download here.

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    10.30am for 11amEtal Village Hall

    Now sold out!

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018
    9.30am - 1pmWooler/Belford area (start location detail nearer the time)

    ST. CUTHBERT'S  RIDE
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    Sunday 23rd September 2018
    7 or 10 miles Across Spectacular Country
    Over 25 Small Optional Jumps

    Start/Finish:   Near South Hazelrigg NE66.  This is west of Belford and North of Chatton and east of Wooler.    There will be signs.

    Start riding any time between 9.30 and 1 pm

    The off-road route takes you across privately owned grassland and stubbles, over hill and heather and along woodland tracks past St. Cuthbert's Cave.   Lots of small obstacles to jump.
    Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Half way Drink stop:    Rosettes:   Catering Van:

    Entries received by 19th September:                  Adults ~ £18
    Children (18 years & under)   £12

    Entries made on the day:    £20 for adults and £15 for children
    Family discount:  if there are more than 2 entrants, genuinely, from one family (cousins and aunts don't count!) then the children may come for £8 (this is only for entries received by 19th Sept.)

    Postal entries (with names, contact email address and appropriate money) to:   Georgie Leyland, Greymare Farm, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7PG      01668 213395
    Cheques made payable to "St. Cuthbert's Ride"

     

     

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    7.30pm - 1.30amLanton, Milfield

    Please book your tickets now to make sure the summer partying continues....

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018
    10:30 amPAWSTON

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    The Radley College Beagles are meeting at Pawston on Friday 19th October at 10.30am.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    9:30 amHethpool Showfield

    CVNNH Newcomers Day: Saturday 20th October 9.30am at Hethpool Showfield FREE to all newcomers to hunting.

    The Countryside Alliance’s annual Hunting Newcomers’ Week will this year take place from 15th – 21st October. The aim of this week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and to encourage those that have never been hunting before to give it a try.

    Hunts generally welcome newcomers throughout the year anyway, however it can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you haven’t been out before or have perhaps moved areas and had a break since you last went out. Joining forces with other like-minded people on a specific day can make it easier for those wanting to overcome any reservations they may have.

    As always we are inviting any registered packs – including foxhound, beagle, harrier, basset, draghound and bloodhound packs – to organise a specific meet, or to organise an activity such as a tour of the kennels during this designated week to give everybody an opportunity to get involved with their local pack.

    “Every year we have more and more people using this week as the perfect opportunity to try hunting for the first time,” explained the CA’s Polly Portwin. “We have received many heart-warming reports from those who have taken part, ranging from those who have simply wanted to tick it off their bucket list to those who have never been brave enough previously but have experienced hound exercise and then become hooked and gone on to become regular subscribers.”

    No special clothes or kit are required to be able to take part, however those thinking of trying hunting for the first time are encouraged to read the Countryside Alliance’s Newcomers’ Guide To Hunting which is available on PDF to download.

    Hunts are invited to send us details of any newcomers’ meets or events being planned so we can advertise them in our Newcomers’ Events Listing on our website. Please contact Henrietta Rutgers athunting@countryside-alliance.org for any supporting literature or for further information about your local pack.

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmLocation - details to follow

    You don't need a university degree to join in this entertaining evening, just a few friends to make up a team of 4.  James Dobie swaps roles from being the 'Field Master' to being the 'Question Master' and Andrew Taylor will have the ' scores on the boards',  and the North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club ladies serve up a delicious supper. It is FUN so come and join in.

  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018
    6:30 pmSt. Gregory's, Kirk Newton

    HOORAY! The Hunt have been invited back to St. Gregory's: Kirk Newton Church for another Carols Evening. Anybody who would like to dust off their musical instrument or vocal chords, please contact Joy.

OUR EVENTS

We are continually adding to our event page.  Please call back to see what we are up to.

Summer news: Pony Club and Puppies

Pony Club Camp 2018

Senior Camp:

We are all very grateful to Tom and Katie for allowing us to use Pawston for Camp – fantastic venue!  Having all the horses in loose boxes and in a line was lovely; the Granary for sleeping quarters was luxury (no damp feeling from sleeping in tents) and a huge plus from the kids - they could charge their phones! Lovely spacious tack room with plenty of light for cleaning tack. Eating area being semi Al Fresco was just the job, especially with the lovely weather.

The hay field for the Dressage arenas and Show jumps was fabulous. A short hack to get to the field meant the horses had warmed up by the time they had reached it.  Similarly, they had cooled off walking back to the stables.

Having the Working Hunter jumps in the park opposite the house gave variety in jumping up and down hills.

Tom’s tour of Flodden was very interesting, and the Kennels’ visit was really informative, and the kids so enjoyed being amongst the hounds in the grass paddock.  And as for the puppies…. hopefully they were not too traumatised by the kids rushing in to play with them!

Everything worked so well from our side!  THANK YOU!

 

A Hound's Not for Life, Just for the Summer: Eva and Nicole have had the loveliest time this summer with the CVNNH hound puppies, Guv'nor and Lavish who have been 'walked' at Abbey St Bathans.

It was a great start to the holidays to come across them on day 2.

We've had great fun: taking then for walks round the field when they were too little to go on a proper walk, bribing them with puppy treats to sit nice to get their leads on, exploring the woods, dipping their toes in the river and getting braver each time. It will be a sad day when they go back to the Kennels.

To see photos of Lavish and Guv'nor, go to the Friends page and download the form........and become a Friend of ours?

 

 

Testimonials...

Thank you for the hunting you have all given. I've had some cracking runs and enjoyed the company of some lovely people.

Jeremy S

Thanks to the Mastership, the Committee and Andrew for a great season with some wonderful hunting - and of course, the usual high standard of Field Mastering! 

David L

Your chat explaining how the days hunting worked was just perfect.  We had an amazing day and came home on cloud nine.  Such gestures might seem small, but have a huge impact when you're starting out so thank you again.

Sarah

Thank you for looking after me, it was great fun.  Thank you for finding me my flask. We nearly lost it, luckily you found it.  I will be there for Red Scar Bridge.  I hope you are as well.

Alec

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