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.

Event Information:

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    CVNNH St. Cuthbert's Ride

    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"

     

     

OUR EVENTS

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

Lowther Show Dragon-C

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.                                                

Alec Waugh

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.

Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn
19th June 2019

 

PLEASE find more about what our hunt gets up to on the HUNT NEWS page

https://cvnnh.org.uk/category/hunt-news/