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
    20
    Sep
    2020

    St. Cuthbert's Ride 2020

    Start: 10am-1pmLanton, Milfield NE71 6TH

     

    Please join us on this wonderful 10 mile ride through spectacular upland country, at your own pace, with a start time from 10am onwards. Last setting off time will be 12.30pm

    This year, St Cuthbert’s ride is taking place at Lanton Estate, near Milfield, by kind permission of Ian and Tocky McKie, in aid of CVHSC and Berwick and Alnwick Hospice. 

    Please reserve your place by registering by email to collegevalleyrides@gmail.com (please list the names and mobile contact numbers of all riders for whom you are paying)

    Please pre-pay £20 per rider by bank transfer to:

    College Valley Hunt Supporters Club (CVHSC)

    Sort Code: 20-58-17

    Account No: 10249009

    Hot and cold drinks, snacks and bacon butties will be available to purchase.

    Finally, please do read the Covid 19 advice below:

    Based on the guidance outlined below pre entry and pre-payment is mandatory.

    By applying for entry, you are accepting Disclaimers at the bottom of this message.

    Government Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England:

    Horse riding

    You can ride a horse, providing that you are alone, with members of your own household or with up to, but no more than 5 other people from outside your household.  You should observe social distancing where possible when encountering other riders or the public.

    Additionally, we have received the following guidance regarding Pleasure Rides

    Entries and Pre event Communications – all pre-event information, communications, entries and payments should be done online to avoid potential contact on the day.

    It should be clearly communicated to all those intending to attend an event or activity that anyone showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms should be self-isolating and must not attend the event.

    Travel – Participants should travel to the event in a vehicle only with members of their own household.

    Parking – for equestrian activities, horse boxes should be parked at a minimum distance of 10m apart. Cars should be parked as appropriate to allow for continued social distancing.

    Supporters and Spectators – supporter and spectator numbers should be restricted at events. Those people who are not participating or are not directly involved with a participant (eg. Groom, Driver, Owner, Parent) should not be allowed to attend.

    Children - As per the Government Guidelines, if children are in attendance, parents (or a responsible adult) are “responsible for supervising them at all times and in line with social distancing guidelines. Children are not always good at hand hygiene; the virus can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces. Therefore, pay special attention to children’s hand hygiene.”

    Event information - A Refreshment stand will be present and strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be employed

    Disclaimer - By attending St Cuthbert’s Ride, the attendees acknowledge and agree that although the College Valley Supporters have taken every precaution and followed Government Guidance, it is impossible to eliminate all risk and there remains the potential for unintended transmission of COVID-19. All those attending must play their part in minimising the risk to themselves and others by complying with the Government Guidelines as well as any on site instructions and signage. The College Valley Supporters have the right to refuse entry or request departure from the event should there be any breach of the Covid-19 protocols put in place.

    Additionally: Whilst every care has been taken by the organising committee and relevant landowners in facilitating this event, the committee and landowners will not be responsible for any injury to any person or animal taking part in any way whatsoever in the event. Nor liable for damage resulting from acts or commissions of any of the participants or spectators.

    It is the responsibility of those taking part, or their legal guardian in the case of minors, to ensure participants have appropriate and adequate insurance cover for personal injury and third party liability cover and that they take all reasonable steps to ensure their safe participation in this event

    Riders are advised to ensure that both they and their mount are both suitable and competent and that riders wear the appropriate protective clothing including headgear

     

 

End of Season Letter from our Chairman:

“There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse“ – Surtees.

 

Sadly we have not been able to thoroughly test this, over these past months.

Following the Prime Ministers four step roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, we have no option other than to draw stumps for the season. Jake has kept hounds and horses ticking over in the hope that we might be able to snatch a few days at the end of lockdown, however, these plans have now been dashed.

I am sure you will all agree that Adam and Jake have had a challenging season and shown great perseverance. No opportunity was wasted to get out with some memorable days.

I would like to thank you all for the extraordinary support, both physical and financial, over the last 12 months. There is no shortage of ideas for the future with a team of enthusiastic volunteers 

currently building a new valeting room.

Our hunt is well placed for next season. In the meantime, I look forward to our summer hunt rides and the opportunity to meet up again.

 

Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn

South Berrington House                                                                                                  

28th February 2021

OUR EVENTS

Recently our supporters clubs have run some very successful and well attended rides.

So keep looking on our website and on Facebook for our forthcoming events.

Please take time to read our Covid 19 Hunt Guidance for Followers before attending any of our events. https://cvnnh.org.uk/hunting-office-covid-update-25th-november/

Take care and stay safe.  Thank you.