St. Gregory’s Ride Report 2020

The College Valley Hunt Supporters held the third St Gregory’s ride on Sunday 26th May, around the Lanton Estate by kind permission of Ian and Tockie McKie, when Covid 19 restrictions were eased at the beginning of July we decided to run the event at the end of July whilst adhering to the most recent…

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Kennel House Langholm Toll Week 2-3

The house renovation is moving forward at full steam and the intention is to complete the project by the end of July;   To date we have   managed to clear the site of debris and anything that is not required moving forward.   the upstairs rooms have been painted and finished and await new…

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Extract from Sir Roger Scruton’s ‘On Hunting’

By now I had led Dumbo to one side and was edging down the road towards the turning which would take us home. Suddenly the Huntsman’s horn stuttered out its excited semiquavers. The hounds, which had been drifting round the trotting horse like gulls around a fishing boat, instantly form a line, running one behind…

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Kennels House Langholm Toll Week 1

Paul and his team of enthusiastic volunteers have come out of the starting stalls at a heck of a speed. Very many thanks to all those who have donated time, energy, ideas, resources and gifts to help us firmly on our way.  Names not mentioned for fear of missing someone out! Please read Paul’s report…

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Puppy Walk August 1987

PART 1 OF ‘AFTER THOUGHTS OF CVNNH PUPPY WALK August 18th 1987’ written by RMC Jeffreys. What wonderful entertainment we have had this afternoon.  The Hound Show started the proceedings.  Quite unique in its presentation. First came the dog puppies followed by several lots of older hounds drawn in their different ages.  How impressive and…

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CVHSC Burn’s Night Supper

The CVHSC held their second Burns Supper on Friday 17th January at Barmoor by kind permission of Tim and Rosanna Smalley, the house is an ideal venue for an event of this type and what followed was a very sociable evening enjoyed by all. The Chairman welcomed the company and started proceedings with the Bard’s…

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Clay Pigeon Shoot

Clay Pigeon Shoot held in May 2019 The CVHSC raised £800 which was split equally between the CVHSA and Macmillan Cancer Support. Stephen Crees from the College Valley (centre) organised the the event which both parties supported, obviously myself in picture along with Jane Farr who was representing Macmillan.

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The Piano Men Evening

The Piano Men   –   Musical Soiree at Pallinsburn House ————————————————————————- A Musical Soiree was held at Pallinsburn House on 14th September, 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…

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Report: Kimmerston 2019

North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club held another successful hunter trial at Kimmerston on Sunday, 1st September. The course has been updated – all the jumps given a handsome coat of creoseal and decorated with red and white flags and colour coded numbers.   These looked really smart, and the organisers received many compliments. The scoring was…

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