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EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY

In semi-rural location on the edge of the Wreake Valley between Leicester and Melton Mowbray. Ideally located in the Quorn Friday country, and with a variety of equestrian establishments nearby. LAKEVIEW HOUSE has considerable outbuildings and stabling all set within beautiful grounds of just under 6 acres. Built as an equestrian property (former National Hunt yard) with staff accommodation, part of the property could be repurposed to create a significant self-contained annexe or guest accommodation (subject to approvals). Spacious with generously proportioned rooms including a large sitting room with log burner, snug/gaming room, large family kitchen with AGA, five double bedrooms and two bathroom/shower rooms. Outbuildings include the potential annexe accommodation, 14 stables, tack room, utility room and 2 large garages. An all-weather manège (40m x 25m), 5-horse walker and paddock with troughs.

Contact Jenny Chilton 07912 620892

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PLEASURE RIDE

Saturday 29th September

Pleasure Ride at Blackhill Farm, Woodhouse Eaves, LE12 8XA at 10am for 2 hours. There will be two field masters - one for a jumping group and one for the non-jumpers. Adults 20 Under 16s 10. Pay in advance online here - click 'Woodhouse', Please do not just turn up for this ride - numbers are limited and the ride will be closed when full.







QH HUNTER TRIAL
Sunday 7th October from 10.00

The QH Hunter Trial is taking place at Aylesford Cross Country Course this year. It is a cross country event for solo riders and pairs in Novice Class (approx. 80cm) and Intermediate Class (approx. 1m), as well as having a small clear round cross country (approx. 45cm) course running all day (for all ages, available for those aged 6 years and over).
The event is now live for online booking at the Horse Events website, where further details, entry forms, and full schedule are available. For more information please ring 07984 366 034 or email quornhuntsa@gmail.com





Quorn Hunt Supporters' Association Membership
2018 – 19

October and the start of the hunting season is approaching. It's that time of year to renew your membership to the QHSA, or join us if you haven't already.

The QHSA provides a varied range of events and entertainments throughout the season to assist the Quorn Hunt, and the membership fees provide essential annual help and support.

Members will receive regular updates of events online and by email throughout the year. We will also be sending out our BRAND NEW magazine to all QHSA members free of charge, so be sure to join if you would like a copy...a glossy compendium of the season in review, hunt activities, reports, pictures, archives and much, much more...





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OPENING TIME in 1912...

There are lots of photos of the traditional opening meet at Kirby Gate, but if you want to see a unique short film of what the meet was like in 1912 when Captain Frank Forester was MFH and George Leaf was huntsman, click here.
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No-one wore 'safe' hats then, but if you ride now, you should. Try on and order a QH® Hunter hat at the Kennels (by prior appointment). A range of sizes is available: just bring your credit or debit card (and your head..). For more details see below.




NEW SEASON — NEW HAT?
BUY NOW!

In 2016 the Quorn launched its own safe hat. How safe? it meets safety standard VG1 01.040 2014-12 and is kite- and CE-marked accordingly. It is worth noting that from 2017 onwards, hats that meet EN1384 / BSEN1384 but not any 'safer' standard cannot be used for events organised by British Dressage, BHS, British Eventing, British Showjumping and Showing.
The QH® Hunter riding hat was developed for us by makers Charles Owen with critical input from our huntsman Peter Collins. The QH has to ensure the safety of its staff but also wants to retain the high standard of dress expected from the world's best-known Hunt. The Quorn's hat meets the latest safety standards and is modelled as far as possible on the traditional cap used by most huntsmen and many subscribers.

A hat that fits correctly is essential for safety as well as comfort. To enable you to try before you buy, the QH keeps a stock of hats at the Kennels and will advise on fitting.

You can buy online from this website here or our smartphone app or in person at the Kennels. If you need further details, please contact QH Riding Hat on our Contact page

So if you need a new hat (or even if you don't; treat yourself!), buy a safe one - the QH® Hunter hat.

We hope you will like our new hat (and also Mr Collins... who following the QH's custom for professional huntsmen wears a navy blue hat)



Welcome...

... to the Quorn Hunt's website for stop-press news, a summary of forthcoming events, details of how to contact us, a small adverts section, a unique satellite map of our country that is zoomable to hedgerow level and shows our boundary and many of our coverts (some with descriptions and photos; there is also a covert finder: click on a listed location and the map will find it for you), a brief history, current subscription rates, a Who's Who of hunt masters and officials and the supporters association, and reports and photos from our many activities.

The Quorn Hunt was founded in 1696 and takes its name from the Leicestershire village of Quorn* where the hounds were kenneled from 1753 until 1904. The Quorn Hunt is one of the best known hunts in England and extends a warm welcome to many visitors from both the UK and internationally. The Quorn hunts within the restrictions of the Hunting Act 2004.

* it was originally spelt Quorndon, but its name was truncated in 1889 to avoid confusion with the Derbyshire village of Quarndon which is near Kedleston Hall