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Halloween Supper.............

On Friday 1st November the NNHSC held a sumptuous supper at Cawston village hall with a Halloween theme, the food had been contributed by the members and included pumpkin soup, various lovely main courses and puddings fit to expand the waist line!
After supper the stakes were raised with a Were is that Meet quiz, this caused much debate and the quiz rules took a slight deviation as Masters and members started to debate the pictures, after much fun the winners were announced, with Helen Love winning the top prize and joint runners up Tina Hayward and Chris Carmen just losing out by a point.
The event finally raised
£315.00p for the NNHSC funds.
A big thank you to all who attended, contributed the food and for the donations after the event.
NNHSC
Entry added: 03 Nov 2013
THE NORTH NORFOLK HARRIERS HUNTER TRIAL – 19 OCTOBER 2013
The North Norfolk Harriers held their autumn Hunter Trial at Heydon Hall on Saturday 19 October. Despite the fact that the event was held on a Saturday, over 100 horses and ponies were entered. Chris Carmen’s course was run in the opposite direction to the 2012 event, and rode extremely well. A tarpaulin “puddle” in the time section sorted out the “wheat from the chaff”, and made good viewing for spectators. All six classes were well filled, keeping the starter and the fence judges busy for most of the day.
New for this year was the second-hand “horsey stuff” stall and the NHH refreshment area, both of which were well received. Richard Weller-Poley’s photography unit also proved popular.
Thank you to all of those who entered, and a very well done to those who went home with rosettes. We hope you all enjoyed your day, and will come again next time.
Finally, a huge thank-you to the Bulwer-Long family for having us back again, and to all those people who gave us their time and energy, both before and on the day. It takes about 50 people to make this hunter trial possible, and we are hugely grateful to you all.

RESULTS

Class 1 Restricted Novice.............................................................................................................................................................................................
1st Oxnead Accession ridden by Jasmine Hunter
2nd = Westside Blueboy ridden by Summer Leeson
2nd= Sir Joshua ridden by Sharon Savory
4th Indie ridden by Caitlin Steadman
5th Ever So Edward ridden by Emma Rose
6th Holly ridden by Daisy Papworth
7th Dixie ridden by Steve Smith
8th Rosie ridden by Tracey Taylor

Class 2 Novice...................................................................................................................................................................
1st Annie ridden by Alison Govert
2nd= Bluebell ridden by Libby Lukins
2nd= Topaz ridden by Kate Arnold
4th= Red ridden by Kate Arnold
4th= Maddy May ridden by Sigourney Swann
4th= Gold Dawn Chorus ridden by Rosie Bulwer-Long
4th= Dixe ridden by Steve Smith
4th= Tally ridden by Antonia Wooliams

Class 3 Pairs....................................................................................................................................................................................................
1st Florence ridden by Hannah Murrell and Derwents Lad ridden by Lizzie Murrell
2nd Crack the Puzzle ridden by Letitia Bulwer-Long and Latte ridden by Esther Anderson
3rd Princess Peaches ridden by Jenny Warne and Hermes ridden by Shannon Marie Watson
4th Gladdy ridden by Jordane Bonner and Kally ridden by Holly Bonner
5th Owl ridden by Keira Leeson and Blueboy ridden by Summer Leeson
6th Danny ridden by Pip Cross and Marcus ridden by Charlotte Reader
7th Harry ridden by Alice Casburn and ?
8th Rosie ridden by Tracey Taylor and Sir Joshua ridden by Sharon Savory

Class 4 Members..................................................................................................................................................................................................
1st Georgie ridden by Helen Love
2nd= Florence ridden by Lizzie Murrell
2nd= Gold Dawn Chorus ridden by Rosie Bulwer-Long
2nd= Trigold ridden by Paul Monks
2nd= Carraig Houdini ridden by Martha Mitchell
2nd= Lady in Waiting ridden by Alice Summer
7th= Derwins Lad ridden by Hannah Murrell
7th= Coastguards Popeye ridden by Daisy Brucki

Class 5 Intermediate.............................................................................................................................................................................................
1st Carraig Houdini ridden by Martha Mitchell
2nd Annie ridden by Alyson Govert
3rd Bawnea Mi Na Meala ridden by Sarah Thompson
4th Rio ridden by Sammy Harrold
5th Grange Blue Surf ridden by Rosie Bulwer-Long
6th Tally ridden by Antonia Wooliams
7th The Pipers Son ridden by Stuart Higgins
8th Smarty ridden by Arabella Green

Class 6 Open...........................................................................................................................................................................................................
1st Guzzle ridden by Arthur Purbrick
2nd Latte ridden by Esther Anderson
3rd Sparky ridden by Claire Rivett
4th Crack the Puzzle ridden by Letitia Bulwer-Long
5th Ralph ridden by Alex Vaughan-Jones
6th Kilbally Bob ridden by Rosie Mitchell
7th Wolf ridden by Sam Lyttle
8th Minty ridden by Charlotte Reader
Entry added: 26 Oct 2013
Joint Meet Weekend with the Cotley Harriers……………………………………………………………………………

What a fantastic weekend we all had who ventured the long haul to Cotley country, the weekend started in the Old Inn in Hawkchurch in Cotley country on Friday evening, a light supper had been arranged for us all to meet each other, (Not sure the definition of a light Devon meal as Steak and Kidney pie and all the trimmings was the lightest meal! But how good it all was.) After much laughter and banter the Cotley Master Fred Eames gave a speech of welcome to the NNH and Chris Carman also gave a speech and presented the Cotley with a beautiful green whip made by Andrew Rallie as a commemorative joint meet token.
The Saturday morning meet was held on farmland close to Cotley house in such lovely rolling hills and scenery, the large joint field and foot followers enjoyed our hounds work the country all morning long and the sound of the hounds in the lower valley was a treat not to be missed.
At the end of the morning meet we all retired to Burridge Farm were we all enjoyed tea and homemade quiche etc in the barn (Some managed to get hold of a rare Devon Pasty!!), the atmosphere was buzzing and the NNH hounds had made an impression on the Cotley followers that all commented on how good our West Country Harriers were and are a credit to the Hunt.
Many retired to their accommodation (Some for the odd Snooze I hear!!) and all were fit and ready for the evening meet at Higher Lodge Farm near Axminster, this evening meet is an annual meet that was started approximately 20 years ago when the local Farmers asked the Cotley Masters for an evening meet that would fit in with their busy farming schedule, it has been so popular since that many adjoining Hunts also attend to boost the field.
No sooner had the Cotley Hounds set off in the Farm yard, they were on the trail and away for an enjoyable evening lasting until the sun went down, from copse to woodland they ran until the huntsman called for home.
At the farm we all enjoyed more hospitality, and with the Cider flowing we were all treated to a fantastic BBQ and I cannot remember a more enjoyable evening held in such good company.
Some, later retired to the Cotley Inn near Chard for some late night Pub Skittles and a sing song to a Norfolk ditty, but all agreed that the weekend would be one to remember in the NNH calendar for a long, long time.
Our thanks go to all who arranged the visit and the Cotley Harriers for a memorable weekend.
Entry added: 07 Oct 2013
HELP NEEDED!!

Can you help support the NNH by being on a list of willing Pot Collectors
Bob Kemp is compiling a list of helpers he can call upon to go around and collect for the NNHSC Kennel/Hound Fund at the start of the Meets.
Helpers would not have to commit every Meet just be available to do a
Bit of Shaking! Now and again.
Anyone willing to help please can they contact Bob Kemp
Bobonfootnnh@aol.com
Your help will be much appreciated by the Hounds.
Entry added: 18 Sep 2013
Opening Meet & Hog Roast………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Well what an evening to remember as someone said to me at the start of the meet isn’t this where we left of last year in the Rain! But did this deter any of the NNH riders not in the least.
Nigel Kirk Kennel Huntsman lead out the hounds from the meet followed by fourteen happy mounted riders kitted up for the rain and wind, which from a car follower’s point of view seemed to subside a little but I am sure the mounted field had different thoughts.
It was good to see a few new faces in the field and look forward to seeing them out more in the coming season.
The hounds were joined by a few new entry hounds for this season and the pack held tightly together following the trail.
After nearly two hours the field returned to their boxes in the half light, all happy and smiling with my good lady looking like a cat that got the cream saying ` That’s it were off and running for another season’
With all Horses and hounds fully boxed all retired to the marque in the garden of Skeyton Lodge for a fantastic Hog roast prepared by our host Roger Bradbury, who put on a fantastic spread as ever. Inside the Marque the lighting and chat was just perfect to end the opening meet for the 2013/14 season.
Our thanks go to Roger for putting on yet another memorable evening.
Entry added: 11 Sep 2013
NNNH 2013 Breakfast Ride……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
The annual breakfast ride at Salle took place on the morning of 31/8/13 in perfect sunshine, at 8.30 a total of 36 very excited mounted riders, some for their very first time with the NNH set off behind the Hounds and Huntsman Chris Carman &Kennel/Huntsman Nigel Kirk for a trot and canter in the lanes of Salle to Rockery farm Thurning.
After an eventful ride passing tractors and a man pulling old tyres (Yes must have been more mad then us!!) while out running, and may spectators out to see what all the commotion was all about, we arrived for a very good breakfast provided for all the riders and foot followers by our hosts the Keys whom we thank gratefully.
After much coffee and chat the riders set off back in the now hot temperatures of this August morning to box up and await the next event at Mr Bradbury’s on the 10th September.
Entry added: 31 Aug 2013
Early Morning Bike Ride Report
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After a very wet night in the Guist area the night before, we arrived thinking that the expected number of hardy riders would be down, but no just the opposite 27 hardy bikers!! Turned up ready for the ride kitted out for the expected rain (Except a certain red whip holder who had to revert to Andrew Ralli's Oil Skins!!).
Hounds were exercised by Chris the Master Huntsman with the two wheeled pack in hot pursuit.
After a leisurely ride around the lanes of Gatley all returned to the Kennels for the much needed tea and bacon rolls kindly served up by Sue Kirk.
After much laughter and chat about the morning a few departed wishing they had used the bike a bit more often in the summer.
The event was well supported and thanks go to all, making the Hunt funds £120.00p
Entry added: 24 Aug 2013




Dog Show Report
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The North Norfolk Harrier’s supporters club held a Dog Show and Fun Day at the kennels on Saturday the 10th August, the event was held in the lovely setting of the paddocks opposite the kennels in almost perfect conditions.The gates opened at 12-30 with a steady stream of enthusiastic dog owners all looking to take a top prize.The Dog show events were managed with precision timing by Gina Carman and the Judge Mrs Julie Allen had the task of deciding which of the canine entries would make the grade, all went to plan with the classes finishing with a fine win by Cecil and his Master, applauded by all present.The children (And some adults.) were entertained with various traditional games alongside the bouncy castle.Tea cakes, Pym’s (Spelt the NNH way) and refreshments were on hand for the visitors, and the Barbeque went down a storm following the introduction of Coconut in replacement for onions, a very tropical addition.To keep the visitors amused while waiting for their next show class, various stalls were available for them to browse and purchase that must have item, these included Bric Brac & second-hand Books, a second-hand tack stall, Tombola and the Harvest Hare selling fine country items.The day ended with great fun at the Terrier racing event with Nigel Kirk in charge of the starting blocks, Mick Allen at the loading bay,( Head first please!!) and Andrew Rayleigh on the F1 Style racing machine at the far end. At 50p an entry the dogs just keep coming, with an excited crowd cheering on any size of dog to get to Andrew first.After this very enjoyable day all went away happy and the Supporters Club funds were boosted by a profit of £495.00p
Big thanks go to all who helped and sponsored the event.
Entry added: 11 Aug 2013
Puppy Show Report
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The 2013 North Norfolk Harriers puppy show took place at the Kennels on Sunday 16th June on an overcast but at times warm afternoon.
As usual the Kennels and gardens looked spectacular, the result of Kennel-Huntsman Nigel Kirk and his wife Sue spending many hours with paint brush in hand. The Puppies were judged by Mrs M Perry, MH of the Cotley and Mr M Karayan Huntsman for the Dunston.Three couple Dog Hounds were shown and the judges made their decisions and deliberations to a final three Hounds, Dalesman, Dazzler and Drifter, with Dalesman taking the top Honours superbly walked by Mrs E Waterman. Two couple of Bitches were then called into the ring, Best Bitch with honours to Linger walked by Mrs H Love.Dalesman and Linger competed for the 2013 Champion Hound with Linger taking the top position. The Best New Entry for 2013 went to Lifeguard and the Best Working Hound 2012/13 went to Lasher. As the judging was brought to a close, all the young hounds were called into the ring by Kennel-Huntsman Nigel Kirk of all hounds in the ring to the delight of the assembled guests.
Entry added: 17 Jun 2013
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