The Berks and Bucks Draghounds were founded in 1974 by the late Roger Palmer to complement the Palmer Marlborough Beagles. Our stunning Black & Tan hounds are very distinctive and originate from the Dumfrieshire pack.
The Berks & Bucks are well known for their inviting jumps with provision for easier alternatives.
The addition of a Second Field Master to guide newcomers is a new feature for 2017/18 season. This is to ensure that people and horses new to Draghunting have a relaxed introduction to the day and format.
Draghunting is a thrilling sport which should not to be confused with Fox Hunting. In Draghunting, a pack of hounds follows a scent laid by a human rather than pursuing a live quarry. The line is laid over a pre-determined route to take advantage of the best opportunities for jumping offered by the land crossed. These include all the types of obstacle one might encounter out Fox Hunting.