Huntsman & 1st Whip

Andrew Clarke

Huntsman

Andrew has been in professional hunt service for nearly 20 years and with the Berks and Bucks Draghounds since 2011.

Andrew lives and looks after the hounds at our Kennels in Lambourn, Berkshire.

His duties include the day to day maintenance of the hounds and Kennels, hunting the hounds on a day’s hunting as well as running our fallen stock round which services many local Farms and riding establishments.

Elaine Clarke

1st Whip

Being married to our Huntsman Andrew means working with the hounds and horses at Kennels comes as second nature.

Elaine assists in all Kennel duties as well as looking after the hunt horses and her three young sons, all of whom are keen hunting lads.

Elaine enjoys eventing in the summer months and always has the hunt horses turned out in tip top condition all year round not just for hunting but for our summer hound parades as well.

Masters

Nick Quesnell

Chairman

Jane Owen

Joint Master

New to the Mastership in the 2017/18 season. Jane has hunted for 35 years, mainly in Hampshire but also with many other packs in the South of England, side saddle and astride. A listed judge of Hunters, Hacks, Cobs and Riding Horses. Jane ia a keen team chasing participant. Jane says she is looking forward to bringing her Dublin winning working Hunter and  22yo carriage driving star on field mastering duties for both first and second field

Jeff Hobby

Senior Master

Andrew van Oostrum

Joint Master

New to the Mastership in the 2017/18 season. Andrew has been a Master & Senior Master for the Staff College & RMA Draghunt for over 20 years. He owns an import business as well as running a small stud/livery yard  and breeding working and show Hungarian Vizslas in his spare time.

David Fleming

Joint Master

James Mitchell

Joint Master & Old Whip

New to the Mastership in the 2017/18 season. James has Whipped In for 20+ years and is a previous Master of the Staff College & RMA Draghunt.

Honorary Joint Secretaries

Phoebe Hobby

Hon Joint Secretary

Mel Appleford

Hon Joint Secretary

Mel and her husband Paul joined the Berks and Bucks back in 2005. They say Draghunting is addictive and it must be as they are still here organising Meets/Rides.

Kirstie Burrows

Hon Joint Secretary

Kirstie is a busy mum with a family including two small children, working and two horses and a pony. She has been hunting since 1999, which became more regular after 2001, and becoming Hon Secretary in 2008/2009 with her previous pack. Unfortunately she is unable to hunt as much as she used to due to family but will be seen out regularly whether it be on foot or horse. You will find Kirstie with the cap bag!

 

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