Please be on your horse and at the meet location no later than 12:30pm.

Please always park considerably and obey any parking instructions – never park in any gateways or covering any entrances to barns etc.

Bring tools to be able to clean up after yourself and your horse – do not leave any manure, hay or rubbish at the parking,

If you’re riding a horse that is liable to kick then it should wear a red ribbon in its tail and if you’re riding a young or inexperienced horse it should wear a green ribbon in its tail. Ribboned horses should be ridden safely and appropriately in the field.

If you wish to attend a meet and you have not been before it is polite to contact our secretary prior to the meet to let them know you are intending to attend,  they will be happy to pass on any relevant guidance.

If you are unable to contact our secretary prior to arriving at the meet please introduce yourself to them at the meet and, again, if you are inexperienced then please point this out to them and they will provide you with guidance.

When booking in online, please include an emergency contact number,  for someone who is not also out draghunting that day. Bookings for children MUST include an emergency number for a parent or guardian and they should be close by and contactable.

If you have not draghunted with us before or you are the parent of a child coming draghunting, you must email the secretary in advance to discuss the meet and the suitability of you (or your child) for it.

Children under 12 are unable to draghunt with us unless they are accompanied by an adult riding with them. One adult cannot look after more than two children under 12.

Children under five years old should be on a lead rein.

One adult cannot look after more than two children on a lead rein.

There are meets that are specifically designed for children or inexperienced riders, the Newcomer’s/Children’s meets and the Lead Rein meets. Please contact our Hon Secretary for details.

Although use of mobile phones are not encouraged while riding with the Draghunt, we advise you to bring one with you in case of emergency and have emergency contact details on your person.

We will endeavour to clear the lines of hazards prior to the meet but if you spot a hazard whilst riding like a hole, low hanging branch, stray wire or broken rail point it out clearly to the riders following you and pass it on to the other riders if it is pointed out to you. The usual way to do this is to shout “Beware hole!” etc. If you hear any instruction shouted back please ensure you also pass these back.

You should wear clothing appropriate to the risks you are likely to encounter. This may be appropriate to cold and wet weather, jumping fences and riding at speed. You may want to consider a skullcap and/or a body protector meeting current standards.

Never pass the Field Master – it could put you and your horse in danger and its is incredibly impolite.

If the Field Master feels you are a danger to yourself or others they may tell you to head back to the meet or home.

You are responsible for your own Health & Safety and that of those around you.

Obey instructions given by the Field Master.

Do not jump what you are not confident to jump. It is not a crime to have a stop but it is to get in other people’s way so if you do, clear the way and move onto your next fence. We always have plenty to jump!


Please stick to public rights of way at any Meet unless instructed otherwise by the Masters

Absolutely no dogs.

Children should be supervised at all times.


Hounds will be kept to one side at meets and should not be approached without the Huntsman’s permission.

If you see a stray hound whilst out draghunting please let any Masters or Staff know.

If you find a hound who is stuck in brambles, or trapped in wire, do not approach them but let any Masters or Staff know.