Written by Administrator
Before the Meet
- Check the meet card for where and when the hunt is meeting.
- It is courtesy to ring the secretary and ask if you may join the hunt for the day.
Arrival at the meet
- Ensure your horse and it's tack are clean and well turned out
- You should wear the correct clothing which comprises of:
- Cream or Fawn Breeches or Jodhpurs
- Dark or Tweed Jacket
- Velvet hat / scull cap with black or navy silk
- Cream / white stock or tie
- Gloves are optional but should be dark coloured leather or string
- Arrive at the meet by the time stated on the meet card (preferably a little before it).
- Park sensibly in the designated area ensuring you aren't blocking a lane or driveway or anything that may cause congestion or inconvenience to other road users. Also un-box well away from the meet if possible.
- On arrival at the meet introduce yourself to the Master(s), Huntsman and Whippers-in. Seek out the person responsible for collecting caps (secretary). Do not leave it to them to seek you out.
- Hunting is a sport to enjoy. The more people you talk to at the meet, the happier the atmosphere that is created. In particular, remember to greet people on foot and make those out for the first time feel welcome.
- Make sure to face your horse to the hounds should you be in close proximity of them. Do not allow your horse to tread upon or kick a hound. A horse will by instinct kick out at something that comes up unexpectedly from behind. This rule applies throughout the hunt.
During the Hunt
- If you or your horse are a novice a Green ribbon should be worn at the top of the horses tail.
- If you know your horse is liable to kick it should wear a red ribbon at the top of it's tail.
- Ensure you stay behind the Field Master, Huntsmen and Whippers-in.
- When jumping, wait your turn. If your horse refuses then then let the others go first before trying again.
If you should damage a fence, gate or any other of the landowners property, ensure you leave it stock proof and report it to the master or secretary as soon as practicable