The puppy show once again this year was blessed with fine weather, and our thanks must go to Mr Jackie Thomas MFH and Mr Simon Kenny, Kennel Huntsman with the Mid Devon Hunt for judging our hounds.Some 8 couple of Doghounds and 6 1/2 couple of Bitches.
There was a good crowd and a good number of hunt staff as well to enjoy watching Josh Smith our new whip for this season showing hounds for the first time, and I think he did very well (so well done Josh).
Tea was as always very good and thanks to all of you who provided cakes and sandwiches in plenty.The prize giving came after tea as well as a presentation to Simon French (our leaving Kennel Huntsman ) made on behalf of the joint Masters by Senior master Mr Ian Pearse of a hand painted tray with a fox and hound depicted on it. After this Josh let out the older hounds which always causes trouble in the catering tent but its all good fun!
Later those that stayed for suppper were treated to a paella prepared by Mrs Pearse and the catering team who worked very hard all afternoon (thanks to all of you).
As always the Kennels looked very well kept and maintained thanks to Ian and all his hard working staff, well done to you all for the hard work.
Simon French KH showing the hounds
1st Gander – Walked by Mrs Sharon Gaye
2nd Garrison – Walked by The Retallick Family
The Judges considering the bitches
3rd Gauntlet – Walked by Mr & Mrs Peter Prior
1st Gaggle – Walked by Mrs Harvey
2nd Garlic – Walked by Mr & Mrs Peter Prior
3rd Bounty – Walked by Mr Charles Upham
Gaggle – Walked by Mrs Harvey
Best Working Doghound.
Steptoe. – Walked by Mrs Sharon Gaye
Best Working Bitch.
Dazzler – Walked by Louise Watson M.F.H
Best Working Hound (2nd Season)
Wiseman. – Walked by Mrs Harvey
Simon French KH and Lydia Ruell holding their presentation tray as a gift from the Hunt