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.
Mon02Apr20181:00 pmRatcheugh Park, Alnwick
CVNNH Point-to-Point 2018 is now on Easter Monday 2nd April-First Race 1pm
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 email@example.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
Thank you for the hunting you have all given. I've had some cracking runs and enjoyed the company of some lovely people.
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!
I just wanted to write to say thank for your kind words to Delphine yesterday. She was so nervous beforehand, so your chat with her explaining how the days hunting worked was just perfect. She (and the rest of us of course) had an amazing day and she came home on cloud nine. Such gestures might seem small, but have a huge impact when you're stating out so thank you again.
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 well.
St. Gregorys' Ride
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 website.
Please see Tessa's article about it in Horse and Hound published 14th June.
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.