Staff College Drag Hunt Meet Card 2019/2020

The Staff College Drag Hunt is very fortunate to enjoy the support of a large number of land owners, farmers and the military who allow us to drag hunt across their land. Out of consideration to our landowners some meets may have to change at short notice depending upon ground conditions, grazing requirements of stock, planting of crops and the requirements of the military. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible but please keep an eye on the meet card for any changes.

All meets at 12:30pm unless specified otherwise.

Please be on your horse and ready at this time!

All riders MUST book in with the Hunt Secretary Jess secretary@staffcollegedraghunt.co.uk NO LATER than 4pm on the Friday preceding a Sunday meet and 4pm on the Monday preceding a Wednesday meet.

All bookings must be accompanied by bank transfer payment.

Riders will be sent bank details when they book in. Payment must also be received by the 4pm deadline.

If you are planning to come Draghunting with us this season, you must fill out and sign a Disclaimer. This applies for every new season you Drag Hunt with us, even if you have been out with us before.

Please download, fill in and then email a scanned copy of it to the Secretary. Many thanks!

For information on how we store and use your data, please see the 'Privacy Policy' page.

Please also have a look at the etiquette reminders which are there to keep you safe, whilst upholding the traditions of the hunt.

Covid-19 Secure Guidelines    ***PLEASE READ***

Mounted and non-mounted followers must follow this behaviour protocol which is based on requirements issued by the Hunting Office and MDBA*
 

  • All riders MUST book in with the Hunt Secretary Jess secretary@staffcollegedraghunt.co.uk NO LATER than 4pm on the Friday preceding a Sunday meet and 4pm on the Monday preceding a Wednesday meet.

  • All bookings must be accompanied by bank transfer payment. Riders will be sent bank details when they book in. Payment must also be received by the 4pm deadline.

  • Before attending a meet, all followers must undertake a self-assessment for any Covid-19 symptoms.  Do NOT leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.

  • Riders living or keeping horses within a local lockdown area must not come out.

  • Riders may bring ONE helper but must retain their contact details for track and trace purposes.

  • All foot and car followers will be asked to provide their names and contact details for track and trace purposes to a Covid Compliance Officer.

  • All followers both mounted and on foot must respect social distancing guidance at all times, maintaining 2m spacings unless from the same household.

  • Please pay particular attention to avoiding any congestion or congregation in gateways or on tracks and roads.

  • Please wash your hands before leaving home and sanitise your hands regularly throughout the day.

  • All followers both mounted and on foot should carry a mask and hand sanitiser in case they need to assist someone in an emergency.

  • Food and drink brought from home must not be shared with others.

  • Followers should not engage with hunt saboteurs in any way.

*The Hunting Office is the executive arm of the governing bodies for Hunting with Hounds in the UK. The Staff College Drag Hunt is a member of the MDBA (Masters of Drag Hounds and Blood Hounds Association).

Sunday 11th October 2020: Opening Meet, Borough Court

Description: Lines follow old turf and headlands. Something for everyone from hedges to ditches to timber! A Second Fieldmaster will be available to guide non-jumpers.

Meet Address: Borough Court Farm, Borough Court Road, Hartley-Wintney, Hook, RG27 8JA

Directions: Leaving the M3 at Junction 5 head towards Hook and Reading. Take the 2nd exit at the first roundabout, straight on at the next roundabout and the 3rd exit at the following roundabout onto the A30 toward Hartley Wintney. Pass the Crooked Billet pub on the left hand side, take next left turn (Borough Court Road) and keep straight on this lane until you see the signs for the draghunt parking (do not turn left for Borough Court).

Sunday 18th October 2020: The Priory, Binfield

Description: Lines across parkland and farmland. A Second Fieldmaster will be available to guide non-jumpers.

Parking Address: Horsebox and trailer parking will be in the field opposite Billingbear Farm House, Billingbear Ln, Binfield, Bracknell RG42 5PS. Follow Draghunt signs on the day. 

 

The Meet is at The Priory, Church Hill, Binfield RG42 5NW. This is a 10 minute hack from the parking area. Masters and Hounds will be leaving the parking to hack to the Meet at 12:15pm. Please arrive in enough time to be mounted and ready by 12:15pm so we can all hack down together.

Foot Followers: No vehicles allowed inside The Priory drive or park. We suggest parking near All Saints' Church Binfield (RG42 5NS) next door to the house and walking in.

Everyone: Please keep off the grass!

Wednesday 21st October 2020: The New Inn, Heckfield

Description: Lines follow farmland and parkland.

Meet Address: The New Inn, Heckfield, Hampshire, RG27 0LE

Directions: Parking is situated at Highfield Farm midway between Reading and Basingstoke, in the field directly opposite The New Inn, Heckfield. Follow Drag Hunt signs.

Sunday 1st November 2020: Moundsmere Manor

Description: Lines around the farmland of this historic estate.

Meet Address: Down Farm Dairy, Wield Road, Preston Candover, RG25 2ER

Directions: From Basingstoke direction, drive through Preston Candover, turn left at the church towards Wield/Lower Wield. The postcode does not take you far enough along Wield Road - please continue until the grassy triangle where the farm is on your left.

Sunday 15th November 2020: Elvetham Estate

Description: A fabulous estate Meet where lines follow headlands and farmland round the estate. A Second Fieldmaster will be available to guide non-jumpers.

Meet Address: Farm Yard at Elvetham Estates, RG27 8AW.

Directions: Follow the postcode and then signs for parking in the farmyard.

All enquiries to Jessica Telford, Hon. Secretary: secretary@staffcollegedraghunt.co.uk

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