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Coakham Bloodhounds

updated January 2016

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The Hunt Ball is on the 23rd April 2016

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Family - £950.00
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Single day cap for under 21 - £25

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Moleynes Mead
Ellerslie Lane
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
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Coakham Meet Card 2015

CAP: £45
UNDER 21: £25

MEET 12 NOON

JANUARY 2016

31st Northease Farm, Whiteway Lane, Rodmell, Lewes, BN7 3EX. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs D Robinson

FEBUARY

7th Torry Hill, Frinstead. By kind invitation of Mr J Leigh Pemberton

14th Stidolphs Farm, Eggpie Lane, Sevenoaks Weald, TN14 6NP. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Lee

17th WED Cornish Farm, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne. By kind invitation of Mr John Hobden

21st Peckham Place, Bells Farm Road, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5NA. By kind invitation of The Honourable & Mrs Nicholas Boscawen

28th SEE FACEBOOK

MARCH

6th Brookers Farm, Chiddingstone Hoath, TN8 7DD. By kind invitation of Mr T Lyle

13th Hole Park, Rolvenden, TN17 4JA. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs E Barham

16th WED See Facebook

20th Folkington Manor, BN26 5SD. By kind invitation of Dr & Mrs H Brunjes

25th Good Friday Kitchenham Farm, Kitchenham Road, TN33 9NP. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs M Worssam

28th Easter Monday The Woodyard, Rolvenden Station, TN17 4QZ. By kind invitation of Mr T Lewis

APRIL

3rd See Facebook

10th Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Road, Halland, BN8 6PT. By kind invitation of Lynn Ascrost

17th Hadlow College

23rd THE HUNT BALL, THE HIGH ROCKS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

MAY

2nd Coakham Spring Bank Holiday Ride at Barons Grange, Iden. See Website Or Facebook For Details

15th Coakham Teams Of 3 Show Jumping Followed By Gate Jumping.




OUR KIND SPONSORS INCLUDE:

Howard Newitt and
Milbourne Equine Vets



TEA:
We ask that people bring some along to meets so we can pool and share (we supply the liquid tea and mugs!)

NEW: We are now taking advertisements on the Coakham Website - and the excellent equine vets, Milbourne Equine, are our first client! If you would like to advertise, please contact Master and Treasurer Lindsay Newitt, M 07808 170 804 for details.

First Time Out Guide
We offer a wide range of meets, some with very little jumping at all, and even on the hedge days there are always ways round. The photos show us all jumping hedges because we all love those on our mantleshelves but you do not have to jump them! However, you do need a fit horse and sound brakes.

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The BBC film of the Coakham on Insight

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The Hunt Supporters Merchandise - Jackets, Hoodies, T-shirts, Caps, Umbrellas, Wallets, Badges, Boot Bags,
Christmas Cards and much more can all be viewed and purchased at Tea.

CLICK HERE for The Washington Post Story as it appeared in the newspaper

Member of the Masters of Draghounds and Bloodhounds Association CLICK HERE

Will Cursham's Horse & Hound write up IS HERE - Hunting Humans in Bear Country.

"I have to say that researching this pack is a writer’s dream. They have one of the best hunt websites that I have seen, jammed with information". Photos and pdf of the article reproduced with thanks to Horse & Hound Horse and Hound photos:- Album 1 - Album 2 - Album 3 for an animation of the last hedge
click here



Tributes: Major Nigel Budd and John Lloyd

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NEXT MEET @ 12 Noon

FEBRUARY

February 7th
Torry Hill, Frinstead.
By kind invitation of Mr J Leigh Pemberton

ATTENTION please, I am delighted to say Torry Hill is on for this Sunday.
If you pay a cap - YOU MUST BOOK IN please, first come first served, deadline 8pm Sat night.
Subscribers and ticket holders you can simply turn up.
PARKING - It is now at the farm yard. I will provide directions when you book in.
HOW to book in :- Face book me (Master Lindsay), text or call my mobile 07808170804.
A lot of effort has gone in so it will be a grand day with new country. Huge thank you to the magnificent Torry Hill team and our host. All the jumps Paul Hollis has built are using Torry Hill timber and look super. Wishing you all well.
I know you all like to plan - as do I, but this weather is making that very tricky. Doing our very best.


Hunt Ball 23rd April 2016
The Hunt Ball committee is delighted to announce the ticket office is OPEN and Hunt Ball Tickets are now on sale.

Sat 23rd April 2016, at the High Rocks.
The Masters and committee look forward to welcoming you. For booking please email coakhambloodhounds@gmail.com

In the meantime Happy Hunting.

For more information on the meets and news on each meet,
including whether the field has been limited because of the wet going,
please visist our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/203156653369/

For photos of last season's hunts try Nigel Goddard's site - he went to a lot of the meets
http://www.ksdigital.co.uk/portfolio153448.html

 

 

 

 

Coakham Meet Card 2015

CAP: £45
UNDER 21: £25

MEET 12 NOON

OCTOBER
18th Iden Park, Iden
by kind invitation of Mr G Wassall & Mr N Znaor

Wednesday 21st October 12 noon ** Change of Venue **. Park and meet at Long Grange Farm, Beech Green Lane, Withyham TN7 4DB. Beware - this post code covers several properties. I will mark the entrance with arrows. Same lovely country as for Tye Farm. Optional jumping with a non jumping Master.

25th Cherry Croft Farm, Herstmonceux, BN27 1QJ
By kind invitation of Miss C Richardson

WED 28th Children's Meet at Mountfield Park Farm Mountfield. By kind invitation of Mrs A Berthon. At 12 noon. Cap £ 25. Adults may come cap £ 35 but only if they are prepared to help and encourage the children as it is their day. Please bring cake or some sandwiches for tea. This is a jumping day.

NOVEMBER

1st Great Hollanden Farm, Underriver, TN15 0SQ
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs B Brooks

TUES 3rd Montague, Hankham, BN24 5BB (St Huberts Day)
By kind invitation of Mrs J Glessing & Mr & Mrs M Hole

8th Attwood Farm, Bodle Street Green, BN27 4RA (Remembrance Sunday)
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs J Petrides & Mr & Mrs N Godwin

WED 11th Colbrans Farm, Laughton, BN8 6BZ
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs J Simpson

15th Frankham Farm, Mark Cross, TN6 3PD
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Watts

WED 18th PHONE KENNELS

CANCELLED
22nd South Brockwell, Little Horsted
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs A Wells & Mr D Douglas

WED 25th Rickney Farm, Rickney Bridge, BN27 1SF
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs R Miles

29th St Clere Estate, Heverham, Kent, TN15 6NP
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs S Ecclestone

DECEMBER

6TH Montague, Hankham, BN24 5BB
By kind invitation of Mrs J Glessing & Mr & Mrs M Hole

13th Larkins Brewery, Chiddingstone, TN8 7BB
By kind invitation of Mr B Docherty

20th Firle Place, Firle, BN8 6LP
By kind invitation of the Rt Hon. Viscount H. N. Gage

TUES 22nd Barons Grange, Iden, TN31 7UU (Fancy Dress)
By kind invitation of the Ramus family

SAT 26th Eight Bells, Jevington (Boxing Day)

WED 30th The Sussex Ox, Milton Street, Polegate, BN26 5RL

JANUARY

3rd St Clements Reach Farm, Shipley Hill Road, DA13 0AD
By kind invitation of Mr F Frenchh

10th SEE FACEBOOK

17th SEE FACEBOOK

24th THE Farm Buildings, Bo Peep Lane, Near Firle. By kind invitation of Mr J Hecks

31st Northease Farm, Whiteway Lane, Rodmell, Lewes, BN7 3EX. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs D Robinson

FEBUARY

7th Torry Hill, Frinstead. By kind invitation of Mr J Leigh Pemberton

14th Stidolphs Farm, Eggpie Lane, Sevenoaks Weald, TN14 6NP. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Lee

17th WED Cornish Farm, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne. By kind invitation of Mr John Hobden

21st Peckham Place, Bells Farm Road, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5NA. By kind invitation of The Honourable & Mrs Nicholas Boscawen

28th SEE FACEBOOK

MARCH

6th Brookers Farm, Chiddingstone Hoath, TN8 7DD. By kind invitation of Mr T Lyle

13th Hole Park, Rolvenden, TN17 4JA. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs E Barham

16th WED See Facebook

20th Folkington Manor, BN26 5SD. By kind invitation of Dr & Mrs H Brunjes

25th Good Friday Kitchenham Farm, Kitchenham Road, TN33 9NP. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs M Worssam

28th Easter Monday The Woodyard, Rolvenden Station, TN17 4QZ. By kind invitation of Mr T Lewis

APRIL

3rd See Facebook

10th Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Road, Halland, BN8 6PT. By kind invitation of Lynn Ascrost

17th Hadlow College

23rd THE HUNT BALL, THE HIGH ROCKS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

MAY

2nd Coakham Spring Bank Holiday Ride at Barons Grange, Iden. See Website Or Facebook For Details

15th Coakham Teams Of 3 Show Jumping Followed By Gate Jumping.

President: James Ramus 01797 280478

Joint Master & Huntsman: Nicolas Wheeler 01435 830571

Chairman: Jo Field: 01424 216747

Joint Masters: Clare Miles 01323 763063, Alex Wheeler 01797 280233, Lindsay Newitt 07808 170804, Paul Blagg 07946 605987, Sally Mack 01342 810088

Hon. Sec: Jo Field 01424 216747, Sally Mack 01342 810088


 

21st November 2015: Miss Jorrocks writes.

The winter, it seems, is upon us and we have just lost our first day to wet ground.

Miss Jorrocks is going to busy herself this weekend tidying up the clip she attempted on her mare last week, in a moment of madness, as dusk descended. Nothing smartens up a hunter like a good clip. Sadly Miss Jorrocks has achieved nothing like a good clip. With any luck, it will have grown out a little by next week!

On Wednesday last Miss Jorrocks attended a hunt ball meeting. The Ball is on the 23rd April and tickets will be on sale soon. We were fortunate to hold this meeting at Master Lindsay's house where an excellent home made supper was provided. Unfortunately, Miss Jorrocks was so engrossed in enjoying her lamb casserole and dumplings that she failed to pay adequate attention and now finds she has volunteered to provide a signed copy of her essays, in book form, for the auction. Miss Jorrocks is delighted to report that she has photographic assistance for illustrations and Surprise has agreed to write the foreword. Any would be cartoonists are also invited to be involved.

Other items on offer are the "bucket of booze", for which single bottle donations will be welcome AND a post hunting massage from our "chief medical officer", Mrs Baker. Lisa Baker-Crump is offering a riding lesson and other innovative suggestions or prizes are sought and would be gratefully received.

Before the Ball, however, we have much hunting to which we may look forward and we have some excellent days on the card between now and Christmas.

See you all soon.

Miss Jorrocks

 

 

OCTOBER
18th Iden Park, Iden
by kind invitation of Mr G Wassall & Mr N Znaor

Miss Jorrocks writes:

On Sunday 18th October, hounds met at Iden Park – the guests of Mr Glenn Wassall and Mr Neven Znaor.

This was the Opening Meet, and we could not have wished for a more beautiful setting or a warmer welcome.

The run up saw Miss Jorrocks in a frenzy of activity as she brushed and polished, cleaned tack and applied Brasso and elbow grease to her coat buttons. Saturday brought hand wringing and angst as Miss Jorrocks stood forlornly, plaiting bands and mane comb in hand, and contemplated the enormity of the task of “Opening Meet Plaits”. Fortunately her friend, Julie Hooton, came to her rescue and, while she plaited with lightning efficiency, Miss Jorrocks filled hay nets – a task at which Miss Jorrocks excels.

Thus, suitably turned out and attired Miss Jorrocks arrived in good time at Baron’s Grange where the Ramus and Wheeler families had kindly afforded us parking. Base camp established, Miss Jorrocks was on board and ready to go at 11.50 a.m. for the grand hack to the meet, which saw us sweep up the drive and arrive at the house just on noon.

We filtered most efficiently with hounds, Huntsman and staff arranged on the gravel outside the house and the rest of us in the park where soon stirrup cup and all manner of dainties, both sweet and savoury, were being circulated by a virtual army of helpers. Miss Jorrocks has been to Iden Park before and knew to have but a token breakfast! She tried all manner of things, well it would have been rude not to, and then had to stop because it would have been rude to carry on!

Replete and at one with her world Miss Jorrocks settled comfortably in her saddle to listen to the parish notices delivered by Master Lindsay. Thanks were offered to our hosts and the several landowners we would cross together with a stern warning about headlands and the need for care in the orchards. Hounds were called, and we were off.

Four hunts made up the day with 12 ½ couple following 3 quarry. The day was surprisingly warm and a couple of sharp turns executed by the quarry and the difficult scenting worked our hounds, Huntsman and staff very hard. When we were running though the pace was swift and the jumping, all of it optional or avoidable, flowed easily with the field of about forty proving confident and competent. Miss Jorrocks, suitably fuelled at the meet, left the jumping to her mare and didn’t “do riding”. Overall, it seems, that makes for a better day as Miss Jorrocks will make random guesses as to the correct pace and place to take off much to her mare’s chagrin as she has to sort it all out and keep Miss Jorrocks on board at the same time.

Miss Jorrocks was pleased to see Mr Ivan Massow return to our mastership after a gap of about 20 years. She was sure Master Massow would not recognise her but he assured her that he did – at once. Miss Jorrocks, being a lady of a certain age and of a nervous disposition, preened and basked in the thought that she hasn’t aged one bit!

Indeed it was lovely to see all our Masters, resplendent in their chestnut coats, out amongst us – except for Master Alex who would normally champion the day but was off doing incredibly important parental things in Ireland instead.

Thus the day progressed across fields, through orchards and along river banks where we gave cheery greetings to walkers and anglers alike and enjoyed the British countryside as it takes on its beautiful autumn hues.

We were back at the boxes shortly after 3.00 p.m. and at Tea, kindly hosted by Joy and James Ramus, shortly thereafter. There we were greeted by hot sausages, sandwiches, cake and Joy’s famous meringues as we mulled over the day and talked over the season ahead. Indeed, as we did so, Master Clare remarked on an article in The Field on hunting etiquette. She looked at Miss Jorrocks in firm disapproval and Miss Jorrocks slunk a bit lower and looked round for more cake. Miss Jorrocks was aware that our Huntsman had overheard her speaking of the next “line” when it is always, always “hunts” and she wracked her brain for other transgressions. She is too old to be expected automatically to dismount for gates and she was reasonably confident that she had stuck to “Master” as the correct form of address throughout the day. Master Clare said there are ten clear points of etiquette. Ten! Miss Jorrocks could not possibly remember all those. Miss Jorrocks suddenly found herself very absorbed in examining her cake and, when Master Clare wasn’t looking, she made good her escape.

See you Wednesday.

Miss Jorrocks

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Coakham Meet Card 2015

CAP: £45
UNDER 21: £25

MEET 12 NOON

OCTOBER
18th Iden Park, Iden
by kind invitation of Mr G Wassall & Mr N Znaor

Wednesday 21st October 12 noon ** Change of Venue **. Park and meet at Long Grange Farm, Beech Green Lane, Withyham TN7 4DB. Beware - this post code covers several properties. I will mark the entrance with arrows. Same lovely country as for Tye Farm. Optional jumping with a non jumping Master.

25th Cherry Croft Farm, Herstmonceux, BN27 1QJ
By kind invitation of Miss C Richardson

WED 28th Children's Meet at Mountfield Park Farm Mountfield. By kind invitation of Mrs A Berthon. At 12 noon. Cap £ 25. Adults may come cap £ 35 but only if they are prepared to help and encourage the children as it is their day. Please bring cake or some sandwiches for tea. This is a jumping day.

NOVEMBER

1st Great Hollanden Farm, Underriver, TN15 0SQ
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs B Brooks

TUES 3rd Montague, Hankham, BN24 5BB (St Huberts Day)
By kind invitation of Mrs J Glessing & Mr & Mrs M Hole

8th Attwood Farm, Bodle Street Green, BN27 4RA (Remembrance Sunday)
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs J Petrides & Mr & Mrs N Godwin

WED 11th Colbrans Farm, Laughton, BN8 6BZ
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs J Simpson

15th Frankham Farm, Mark Cross, TN6 3PD
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Watts

WED 18th PHONE KENNELS

22nd South Brockwell, Little Horsted
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs A Wells & Mr D Douglas

WED 25th Rickney Farm, Rickney Bridge, BN27 1SF
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs R Miles

29th St Clere Estate, Heverham, Kent, TN15 6NP
By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs S Ecclestone

DECEMBER

6TH Montague, Hankham, BN24 5BB
By kind invitation of Mrs J Glessing & Mr & Mrs M Hole

13th Larkins Brewery, Chiddingstone, TN8 7BB
By kind invitation of Mr B Docherty

20th Firle Place, Firle, BN8 6LP
By kind invitation of the Rt Hon. Viscount H. N. Gage

TUES 22nd Barons Grange, Iden, TN31 7UU (Fancy Dress)
By kind invitation of the Ramus family

SAT 26th Eight Bells, Jevington (Boxing Day)

WED 30th The Sussex Ox, Milton Street, Polegate, BN26 5RL

JANUARY

3rd St Clements Reach Farm, Shipley Hill Road, DA13 0AD
By kind invitation of Mr F Frenchh

10th SEE FACEBOOK

17th SEE FACEBOOK

24th THE Farm Buildings, Bo Peep Lane, Near Firle. By kind invitation of Mr J Hecks

31st Northease Farm, Whiteway Lane, Rodmell, Lewes, BN7 3EX. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs D Robinson

FEBUARY

7th Torry Hill, Frinstead. By kind invitation of Mr J Leigh Pemberton

14th Stidolphs Farm, Eggpie Lane, Sevenoaks Weald, TN14 6NP. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Lee

17th WED Cornish Farm, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne. By kind invitation of Mr John Hobden

21st Peckham Place, Bells Farm Road, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5NA. By kind invitation of The Honourable & Mrs Nicholas Boscawen

28th SEE FACEBOOK

MARCH

6th Brookers Farm, Chiddingstone Hoath, TN8 7DD. By kind invitation of Mr T Lyle

13th Hole Park, Rolvenden, TN17 4JA. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs E Barham

16th WED See Facebook

20th Folkington Manor, BN26 5SD. By kind invitation of Dr & Mrs H Brunjes

25th Good Friday Kitchenham Farm, Kitchenham Road, TN33 9NP. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs M Worssam

28th Easter Monday The Woodyard, Rolvenden Station, TN17 4QZ. By kind invitation of Mr T Lewis

APRIL

3rd See Facebook

10th Crockstead Farm, Eastbourne Road, Halland, BN8 6PT. By kind invitation of Lynn Ascrost

17th Hadlow College

23rd THE HUNT BALL, THE HIGH ROCKS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

MAY

2nd Coakham Spring Bank Holiday Ride at Barons Grange, Iden. See Website Or Facebook For Details

15th Coakham Teams Of 3 Show Jumping Followed By Gate Jumping.

President: James Ramus 01797 280478

Joint Master & Huntsman: Nicolas Wheeler 01435 830571

Chairman: Jo Field: 01424 216747

Joint Masters: Clare Miles 01323 763063, Alex Wheeler 01797 280233, Lindsay Newitt 07808 170804, Paul Blagg 07946 605987, Sally Mack 01342 810088

Hon. Sec: Jo Field 01424 216747, Sally Mack 01342 810088

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Invader 1st, Hawkeye 3rd entered dog. Debra 1st entered bitch. Honey & Humble 1st couple.

Invader Champion Bloodhound

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