Hunt puppy show at Petworth park

Huntsman Adrian Thompson ,with Sandringham, chosen as the best working hound of any year
Huntsman Adrian Thompson ,with Sandringham, chosen as the best working hound of any year
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CHIDDINGFOLD, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt’s puppy show is no longer the preserve of the few – anyone interested in hounds is welcome.

The annual event at the kennels at Petworth Park is where the hunt’s new entry is on display and being judged for good hound conformation.

Judges this year were Alistair Jackson, a frequent visitor and judge, and Charles Frampton, the newly-appointed MFH of the Heythrop.

Results were as follows:

Dogs – 1 Hansard, 2 Hanover, 3 Halifax, all puppy-walked by Reid Summerhayes.

Bitches – 1 and champion hound, Habit, walked by Diane Evans, 2 Grumble and 3 Grizzle, both walked by the Homan family.

The Hunt Supporters Cup for the hound in best condition coming back from walk – Boswell, the Mardles family; Graffham Cup for the best working doghound of last year’s entry – Statesman, the Hoskins family; Kathleen Elwin Cup for the best working bitch of last year’s entry – Stealthy, the Homan family; Masters Cup for the best working dog hound of any year – Denton, Kate Ford; Shirley Reed Cup for the best working bitch of any year – Devious, Michael and Deborah Boulton; Harold Wait Cup for the best working hound of any year chosen by the Hunt Supporters Committee – Righteous, the Wates Family; Joy and Stan Mayes Trophy for the best working hound of any year chosen by the huntsman – Sandringham, Reid Summerhayes.