22nd July Hunt Pleasure Ride in the Manifold Valley

See below for information about the ride.

Also see the parade scedule.  

Pleasure Ride 22nd July

Opportunity to ride round on a mixture of quiet country lanes, bridle paths & dales in the heart of the Manifold Valley, including Beresford Dale, the Manifold Way, Back of Ecton, Narrowdale, Alstonefield &  Milldale.

The ride will last approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, starting from the village of Wetton, in Derbyshire. There should be opportunities to have a canter for those who wish.

Food & refreshments will be available afterwards.

Ride will commence at 11am. Parking at the bottom of Carr Farm, Carr Lane, Wetton, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AF. Everyone welcome £15 per rider.

Organised by the Goodridge family.

For those driving on the sat-nav, use DE6 2AF as the destination. However, please note there are many routes into Wetton, all of which are single lanes with passing places. Depending on the direction you approach from, your navigation system may propose a route that isn't suitable for larger or towing vehicles. Therefore, the least challenging route is to program your sat-nav to go via Hulme End. Or if you come from/through Ashbourne program it to go via Hartington.   

The village of Wetton has just one postcode which will take you to the small village green (opposite the white pub). Once arrived there, turn left. Then after 130 yards take the first right & 100 yards further down on your right is the Wetton car park. Drive through the farm gate onto the track in the field to park.

In case you drive on a map:

Coming from Ashbourne take the A515 towards Buxton and take left turn signposted Hartington.

Coming from the direction Pikehall / Newhaven turn right onto the A515 towards Buxton. Then take 1st left towards Hartington.

Stay on the B5054 through Hartington, after approx. 1.5 mile, you'll turn left at the Manifold Inn. From then on follow the signage to Wetton. 

Coming from A523 Leek (via Warslow B5053) or Buxton (via Longnor B5053), in Hulme End, at the Manifold Inn, turn right over the bridge. From then on follow the signage to Wetton.


Hunt Ball 2018

A date for the diary - our next hunt ball will be on Friday, February 16th 2018

Sponsored Ride at Chatsworth 2017

Our Sponsored Ride at Chatsworth 2017 will be on Saturday 1st July.

 Bookings are now OPEN. 

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Closed Season Events & Diary Dates

Our lovely hounds will be parading at shows throughout the closed season. Please come along and show your support.

Saturday 29th April Barlborough Country fair: "We would like to say a massive THANK YOU for brining your horsess and hounds to Barlborough Hall; we have had hundreds of comments to say they loved meeting the hounds."

Wednesday 31st May Stafford County Show – Hounds were perfect and a big hit with the onlookers.  We received a letter form the Committe telling us of the excellent feedback.

Saturday 10th June Clifton Campville 

Sunday 25th June Derby County Show 

Saturday 15th July Alrewas Show

Thursday 3rd August Bakewell Show

Sunday 6th August Derbyshire Shire Assoc

Wednesday 9th August Ashover Show

Saturday 19th August Ashbourne Show

Saturday 2nd Sept Chatsworth Country Fair 





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Meets - General Information

All fixtures commence at 12pm on a Sunday unless otherwise stated. Details relating to each fixture will be updated as locations are confirmed. There is a second Field Master at all exercises and meets for those who want a less challenging day.

ENQUIRIES: If you have any questions about the day, please ring and ask.

Chris Kane, MBH on 07854 412370

Venues can be changed at short notice, so always check the website.

Please park considerately.When un-boxing please park sensibly, you should make sure that you are not blocking a lane or driveway. Take care not to park on a manicured verge or do anything that may cause congestion or inconvenience to other road users.

Arrive at the meet a little before the time that is stated on the meet card. On arrival at the meet as a matter of courtesy say "good morning" to the Huntsman and Whippers-in and the Masters. Helen Best is responsible for collecting the cap (your contribution towards the Hunt's cost) and ensuring you have signed a disclaimer.

If you recognise them thank the farmer or landowner who is hosting the meet and thank the person who gives the 'stirrup cup'’. The Four Shires prides itself on being a welcoming hunt. So the more people you talk to at the meet, the friendlier the atmosphere that is created. In particular, remember to greet people on foot and make those who are out for the first time feel welcome.

Always make sure, that should you be in close proximity to hounds, that you face your horse towards them. Do not allow your horse to tread on or kick a hound. If your horse does break this golden rule you should apologise to the Huntsman and indicate which hound was struck, so that she can deal with it if necessary. If a veterinary bill results from the injury, you are obliged to pay the cost.