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.
Our Hunt Supporters Clubs Supporting Macmillan Cancer Support
And in September, A Musical Soiree was held at Pallinsburn House , by kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. George Farr. This provided jolly entertainment for a packed audience. The Piano Men – local accomplished musicians, David Wood and Paul McDermott, and vocalist Julia Wailes-Fairbairn, performed a programme of 20th Century Music from 1910 Ragtime to more contemporary popular music up to the turn of the century. Julia was joined for many of her songs by the guests. During the supper interval for the musicians, Andrew Joicey made sure that the music did not stop, having taken Paul’s place at the piano.
The evening had got off to a good start with the guests bringing delicious dishes of home-prepared food, and they had been invited to compete in a best-dressed table competition. As time moved on, many of the guests got up to dance, and the evening finished with numerous expressions of how much they had all enjoyed it, and....... when is the next one?
The proceeds of the evening, which was organised by the North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club, were also donated to Macmillan Cancer Support (£850) and the North Northumberland College Valley Hunt.
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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