Posts Tagged ‘Fox hunting’

Boxing Day Hunt

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012


Given the mild weather over Christmas it was a good fine occasion for the Boxing Day Hunt at Parlington, the above shot was taken as the riders were passing along Parlington Lane, to the west of the Dark Arch. There were no incidents, in fact a farmer friend of mine could not recall the hunt ever having made a kill, I do recall a few years ago a fleet footed specimen tearing across the old deer park near to a small clump of chestnut trees.

The Hunt :: Boxing Day

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Master of HoundsBoxing Day is a time when something of the flavour of old Aberford can be sensed with the arrival of the hunt. Although those that RIDE to the meet in the twenty first century are in a minority, contrasted with those that travel in the luxury of a large horse box, it is none the less an attractive sight to see the many riders enjoying what is essentially a hack! The odd fox was seen but we did not give away its position, the hounds were less efficient than I might have expected. So I think on balance the fox won the day.

My eldest daughter also likes to ride and is seen here on Equador with the delightful Cedar of Lebanon in the background.Pip on Equador