Essential Information

Essential Information

How to Join

The Tedworth Hunt always welcomes new members and visitors from other hunts. Please note that all mounted followers are required to be members of the Countryside Alliance. (Benefits include legal liability insurance of up to £5 million, £30,000 disability insurance and £15,000 accidental death cover)

For more information contact:

Diana Pearson
Tel: 07917 570 050
Email: secretary@tedworthhunt.co.uk

New to Hunting?

Read our Guide to Hunting for all the information you should need.

Subscriptions

For Current Subscription Information : Tedworth Hunt Subscriptions 2016_2017

Subscriptions are due from the 1st May each year and must be paid before the commencement of hunting. They are non refundable.

For all enquiries please contact: Katie Rossiter.
Tel: 07776 125994
Email:fieldsecretary@tedworthhunt.co.uk

For all Meet Information and Visiting The Tedworth

Before you come out Hunting with the Tedworth you need to let the Field Secretary know you will be joining us. If you are a subscriber all Meet information will be circulated via Email but if you are a visitor or paying a Cap then you need to initially contact the Field Secretary to find out about Meet details. Remember to check the day before in case there have been any last minute changes.

For all enquiries please contact: Katie Rossiter.
Tel: 07776 125994
Email:fieldsecretary@tedworthhunt.co.uk

The Tedworth and Trail Hunting within the law

Since the introduction of the Hunting Act, The Tedworth has adopted its preferred method of hunting by way of laying a trail.  The object of trail hunting is to simulate, as realistically as possible, traditional hunting as practised before the ban.

A trail is laid using a fox based scent, usually fox urine.  This is important because the purpose is to keep hounds focused on the scent of their historical quarry. The trail is laid across the countryside taking a route that might be taken by a fox, through woods, along hedgerows, coverts, ditches and open land, in essence simulating the natural movement of a fox.  It is laid by dragging a scent soaked sock, cloth or sack along the ground.  This can be done from a horse, a quad-bike or on foot, or by a combination of all three methods.  The trail is not laid continuously but occasionally lifted for some distance then dropped again thus allowing the hounds to be cast as they would have been when hunting a live quarry.  The less the Huntsman knows of the route of the trail, the more realistic and challenging it becomes, thus replicating a real foxhunt.

In principal the only difference is that the Huntsman now sets off with the intention of encouraging his hounds to find and hunt the trails rather than live quarry.  The Huntsman will continue to encourage and control the hounds using his horn and voice in exactly the same manner as he did before the ban.

Depending on scenting conditions hounds may need help and encouragement from the Huntsman and perhaps the Whipper-in if the pack gets strung out and needs to be brought back up together. During the day hounds will come across both fresh and stale scents left by the fox and other wild mammals and it is at this time that the huntsman needs to be in control of his pack to prevent it from hunting a ‘live’ quarry.  Hounds will ‘speak’ while hunting a trail, exactly as they would have done while hunting the fox.