Monday, 02 August 2021

Hunt on parade

THE Kimblewick Hunt covers parts of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire and extending about

THE Kimblewick Hunt covers parts of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire and extending about 65 miles north to south and 40 miles east to west, roughly the size of Cornwall.

The terrain is widely varied, from woodland to heath, grass to plough, with jumpable hedges, logs, ditches, and post and rail fences.

The hunt was formed in 2002 by the amalgamation of the Vale of Aylesbury with the Garth and South Berks hunts. It was renamed the Kimblewick Hunt in 2010.

The hunt’s kennels are at Kimblewick, near Aylesbury, where visitors are welcome. The kennels are run by the huntsman, who is assisted by the whipper-in and countryman. Stud grooms are responsible for the horses.

The hunt meets from September to April. Meets in the autumn follow an early morning or afternoon pattern and this is when new hounds are entered.



The hunt is dependen ton generous farmers, landowners and gamekeepers for allowing it over their land when the farming year permits. It offers a fox culling service within the law.

Hunt staff wear the tawny yellow livery of the Old Berkeley.

There will be a parade of the Kimblewick Hunt in the Main Ring at 4.30pm.



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