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.
Sun24Sep20179.30am - 1pmNE66 5RY
St Cuthbert's Ride
College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt
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
Enquiries: 01668 215262
Entries received by 20th September:
Children (18 years and under) £12
Entries made on the day:
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'.
We are continually adding to our event page. Please call back to see what we are up to.
Mud and Magic for CVNNH at Lowther: Gaslight wins Supreme Champion
This year’s Lowther show took place on a grim and dreary day. Daddy, Mary and I came with low expectations in our wellington boots. As we entered the foxhound car park we met a large Asian man who swiftly let us through and led us into a boggy field with an old couple who were being pulled out by a massive 470 hp john deer tractor with big tracks. We came away with a few rosettes in the first few classes but didn’t really make the top three. It was getting on towards lunchtime when Andrew Proe slipped over in the ring (hunting boots are very slippy when it’s wet) and then, as if by magic, our fortunes changed. The unentered dog and bitch classes went to College Valley hounds Landlord and Ladybird. One of the puppies that I walked two years ago, called Gaslight, was named champion entered bitch, hill hound champion and, to our complete surprise, supreme champion of the show. By the end of the day Andrew’s coat was covered in rosettes as well as mud. It took us hours to get home thanks to an overturned lorry and a landslide, but we didn’t mind because it was such a great day.
ANDREW PROE'S RETIREMENT
After 34 illustrious year’s of service under 3 Huntsman, Andrew has decided to retire at the end of this season. We have all benefited from the superb way he has looked after both hounds and horses in Kennels over 3.5 decades and will miss his unrivalled knowledge of the hills, countryside and the people within it. Andrew is a natural horseman and he is often to be seen on a far distant hill having used minimal effort to get there. Longevity is a rare commodity in this day and age and there will be a testimonial for Andrew towards the end of this season providing ample time to ensure that we give him the send-off he deserves. Perhaps the most fitting testimonial is to ensure that his last season is his best ever.
19th June 2019
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