Welcome to the website of the Kimblewick Hunt. The site has lots of information about us, about coming hunting with us, and about the events, social and equestrian, that we organise.
The Kimblewick Hunt AGM takes place this year on the 19th May and will be held by kind invitation of Mr and Mrs Mark Barlow in the Barn at Waldridge Manor. Farmers, members, subscribers and all those associated with the Kimblewick are invited to what will be an enjoyable and informative occasion as well as an opportunity to meet those new to the Kimblewick.
The Events page has been updated with summer events.
The Halton Sponsored ride sold out in just ten hours. Dinner tickets for the Hunt Ball sold out before we’d come to the end of the earlybird offers. Tickets for the Hunt pantomime are going the same way. Don’t miss out, see the Events page for ticket details.
It’s the social highlight of the season, and sold out early last year. You know you want to. Head to the Events page for details, and to book online with early booking discounts.
Join us for Christmas drinks at The Swan, Great Kimble on Saturday December 10th, and/or for Christmas lunch at Waldridge Manor the day after, Sunday 11th. Details on the Events page.
The 2017 Hunt calendar is now available at meets and from the Shop page. It’s selling quickly, so grab one when you see one. We also have a few of Oliver Harbour’s lovely Hunt Christmas cards in the shop.
We’re running the Christmas raffle again this year, with tickets available from Nyree very soon. The raffle will be drawn mid December.
VIP tickets for the New Year’s Eve party sold out almost immediately, so fair to say it’s going to be a popular way to see in the New Year. The earlybird ticket price expires December 1st, so head over to the Events page to save a few pounds.
The KHSC events team has been busy planning, and we’ve added a slew of new items to the Events page, including Hallowe’en and New Year’s Eve parties. Tickets for the latter are limited and there’s a special earlybird price, so don’t miss out.
We’ve had great feedback from the summer ride across the The Wormsley Estate earlier this month. There are two more summer rides to come, Wednesday 17th August from Beech Hill near Stratfield Saye, and Sunday 21st at the Gorhambury Estate, St Albans. Don’t miss out! See the Riding page for more details.
The ride scheduled for August 28th has been brought forward a week, with a slight change of venue. The ride will now take place across the historic Gorhambury Estate on August 21st. See the Riding page for the full list of summer rides and more details.
Entries are now open for the Ufton Court ride on September 18th and the South Oxfordshire ride on October 2nd. See the Riding page for details and entries.
The hound racing planned for this coming Sunday, July 3rd, has been postponed due to the terrible weather forecast. The revised date is July 24th, at Folly Farm Haddenham.
As last year, we’re aiming to get the Hunt calendar out in time to sell at the shows, so the deadline for the competition is tight - all photos need to be with us by July 15th.
As always, we’re looking for great hunting or Hunt-related photographs to use in the 2017 Hunt Calendar, either candid ‘people’ shots or big beautiful pictures for the individual months. The Supporters’ Club is once again donating a £50 prize for the judges’ favourite amateur photograph, whether used in the Calendar or not, though we’re hoping to open up the selection process to the Hunt’s Facebook group this year as well. All photographs used will be credited to the photographers.
The rules are simple:
• All photos must be received by July 15th
• Photographs must be of or related to the Kimblewick Hunt and have been taken in the twelve months prior to the closing date
• Digital photos only, please do not post us prints
• Photographs can only be used in the Hunt Calendar if they are of sufficient technical as well as artistic quality (but don’t be put off by that - we’ve had mobile phone pictures in the calendar every year this competition has been running)
• By submitting a photograph you consent to its use free of charge on this website and in the Calendar, sales of which benefit the Hunt
• The judges’ decision regarding prizes and inclusion in the Calendar is final
Please email your photographs by July 15th to:
Details are now available for the Kimblewick Hunt summer rides, and ideal introduction to the principles of hunting: hounds at the meet, a ride across land not usually open to the public with experts on hand, finished off with a cuppa and chat.
Entries are now open for this year’s ride at the Duke of Wellington’s estate on July 31st. See the Riding page for details and entries.
Mark Vincent and Daniel Bower will be running the length of the Hunt country over the forthcoming Bank Holiday (May 28-30th) to raise money for the Hunt, and for the North Devon Hospice, who helped with the care of Mark’s mum in her final 6 months.
Spectators are encouraged, and anyone is more than welcome to join in sections of the run, if you don’t quite fancy running the full 60 miles!
Please do click the button below to sponsor them.
A lovely venue, hog roast, a fantastic live band and home made puddings - that’s a recipe for the perfect midsummer evening. See the Events page to buy tickets online.
We’ve added a few other new events too including mouse racing and a hunting clinic.
The Hunt is in the process of updating its communications systems to ensure everyone receives the information they require. If you want to help us keep in touch, please download and fill in this form to ensure we have up to date contact details for you. Of course we’d be delighted if you decided to join the Supporters’ Club at the same time!
Going to the races on Easter Saturday? Why not do it in style and have a luxury picnic delivered to your car in time for the first race? No 2 Pound Street can arrange just that. Click here to download their flyer.
After dinner tickets have also sold out. Thank you everyone for the fantastic support for this event!
It looks like the Hunt Ball has started a trend - the Sponsored Ride at RAF Halton on March 13th has also sold out. This year the ride sold out just a week after tickets went on sale.
Dinner tickets have now sold out, but we do still have some after dinner tickets left for the hardy but not hungry. Dancing until the early hours! See the Events page to buy online.