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
    23
    Feb
    2017
    1900hrsEtal Village Hall

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters’ Curry Supper with Guest Speaker, Colin Matheson – “Tales From The College Valley”.
    At Etal Village Hall, 7.00pm prompt
    Curry Supper (alternative to curry available), Bar and Raffle

    Tickets £15.00

  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    Ratcheugh, Alnwick

    SADLY THE POINT TO POINT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO A WATERLOGGED COURSE. OUR APOLOGIES TO ALL.

    This year’s point-to-point will be held at Ratcheugh, Alnwick on 5th March 2017.

    Directions

    The course at Ratcheugh Farm, Alnwick is located 3 miles north east of Alnwick, easily accessible off the A1 and signposted from there. For those using sat nav the postcode is NE66 3AE

    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 point-to-pointing can be found on the official website www.pointtopoint.co.uk.

  • Sun
    19
    Mar
    2017
    1100hrsStarting at Buccleuch Hunt Point-Point

    The Duke of Buccleuch, Jedforest & Berwickshire Hunt Ride
    Guests The Royal Caledonian Hunt
    On Sunday 19th March 2017
    Starting at 11am prior to the Buccleuch Hunt Point-Point
    By kind permission of The Duke of Roxburghe & The Duke of Buccleuch Hunt

    Download Hunt Ride 2017 Entry Form and Rules: Click to Download

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    0930hrsKimmerston

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters’ Hunter Trial and Clear Round at Kimmerston, Milfield, Wooler

    Start 9.30am, classes for all ages, rosettes to 6th place, with refreshments and toilets.

    Entries close Wednesday 19th April.

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  • Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    Kimmerston (near Milfield, Wooler)

    Classes for all ages including Pairs. Refreshments and loos on site. Entries close Wednesday 30th August.

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  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    9.30am - 1pmNorth Hazlerigg, Chatton, Northumberland

    Save the date! St Cuthbert's Ride Sunday 24th September 2017. More details to follow.

  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    9.30am - 1pmNE66 5RY

    College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt

    and

    HospiceCare North Northumberland

    ST CUTHBERT'S RIDE

    Sunday 24th September 2017

     

    7 or 10 miles across spectacular country

    Over 25 small optional jumps

    Start/Finish: near North Lyham, NE66 5RY. This is west of Belford, north of Chatton and east of Wooler. There will be signs.

    Start riding any time betweem 9.30am and 1pm.

    The off-road route takes you across privately owned grassland and stubbles, over hill and heather, 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 drinks stop

    Rosettes

    Catering van

     

    Enquiries: 01668 215262

    Entries received by 20th September:

    Adults £18

    Children (18 years and under) £12

    Entries made on the day:

    Adults £20

    Children £15

    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 20th September).

    Postal entries: please provide names, contact email address and appropriate money to Georgie Leyland, Greymare Farm, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7PG 01668 213395

    Cheques make payable to 'St Cuthbert's Ride'.

     

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters

    Invite you to

    A SOCIAL EVENING AND FUN

    On

    Wednesday 15th November 2017

    At Etal Village Hall - 7.00pm for 7.30pm

    Hot Buffet Supper, Bar and Raffle

    TICKETS £10 each - (includes Supper)

    Teams of 4

    To apply for tickets, please contact

    Fiona on 01668 216292 or

    e-mail:  jell.couplandcastle@outlook.com

  • 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.

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

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

    10 to 7 mile road Fun Ride. Wooler/ Belfore area (start location detail nearer the time).
    Spectacular views of Holy Island to the west and Cheviot Hills to the east...and you can even see Scotland!
    Visit St. Cuthbert's Cave. Optional small jumps. Start time anytime between 9.30am and 1pm.
    Catering van on site. A fun day out with your horse!

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

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

OUR EVENTS

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

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St. Gregorys' Ride

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The College Valley Hunt Supporters Club held St. Gregory's Ride on Sunday 27th May for the first time.  70+ riders were given the opportunity to ride over beautiful countryside in the most wonderful weather.   You can view the photos by clicking HERE and going to 'Patrick Smalley Gallery' on the Gallery page.

To read more about the ride, see Tessa Waugh's 'Goodnight' article 'Hunt ride heroics' in Horse and Hound 14th June '18.

Thank you to the McKies for giving access to Lanton and to everyone who helped organise such a super day.  Over £1500 was raised by the CVHSC.

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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