As there is now an indefinite pause in Drag Hunting with The East Anglian Bloodhounds the nearest drag hunting pack are The Cambridge University Drag Hounds. Their area covers drag hunting in Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. They are very friendly and welcoming hunt, offering a similar day out to the EABH’s. Click here to see their meet card.
Alternatively, they have a Facebook group where many pictures are available after a meet and you can chat with the field master.
The Drag Hunting season starts around September with hound rides. This is a slower and shorter day out (mainly walk and trot) and helps new members and horses familiarise themselves with hunting and of course gets us fit for the season ahead.
Around November will be the Opening Meet, dress codes change from tweed jackets and ties to black or navy hunt coats and stocks, with manes plaited. Each hunting day will feature a series of ‘lines’, this is where our volunteer runners cover a 2-3mile cross country route, mostly through beautiful private grounds with exceptional scenery. Once the hounds get scent it is a fast canter / gallop pace until the line finishes where there will be refreshments and a break until the next line starts. Some meets have natural fences incorporated in the lines, there are always non-jumping options.
The end of March sees the Hunting season finish.