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The Quorn Hunt


Saturday 28th September
Lubcloud Farm, Charley Road, Oaks in Charnwood. LE12 9YA
An escorted pleasure ride moving off at 10am for approx 1.5hrs. This is a really unique location to ride with views spanning over 3 counties with a few optional jumps.
Dress - neutral jods & shirt
Adult £20, U16's £10
Ride photographer Penny Fillingham

Advance entries only here and select Oaks Ride.


Sunday 6th October
Blackhill Farm, Woodhouse Eaves LE12 8XA

CLASS 1 - NOVICE COURSE – Approx. 85cm
Class 1 a: PAIRS - Pre-Entry £40 (Entry on day £45)
Class 1 b: SOLO - Pre-Entry £20 (Entry on day £25)

RELAY: Team of 3 or 4 riders - Pre-Entry £80 (Entry on day £100)

CLASS 3 - OPEN COURSE – Approx. 110cm
Class 3 a: PAIRS - Pre-Entry £45 (Entry on day £50)
Class 3 b: SOLO - Pre-Entry £25 (Entry on day £30)
Rosettes: 1st – 6th in each class

Class 1b - 1st £35, 2nd £25, 3rd £20
Class 2 – Prizes in kind 1st to 3rd
Classes 3b - 1st £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20

Gillies Shields Memorial Trophy for the highest placed solo rider (Class 1b) 14 years or under on the day of the competition
Dairy Farm Trophy for the highest placed solo rider (Class 2b) who is a QHSA member
Fabian Trophy to the highest placed solo rider (Class 2b) who is (or family is) a Quorn Hunt subscriber
Prizes, rosettes & trophies MUST be collected on the day
Entries on the day if time permits.
Online entries - (non refundable booking fee applies) book online here

Postal Pre-Entries by 2nd October to QHSA Treasurer, Sue Henton: Cream Gorse Farm, Gaddesby Lane, Kirby Bellars, LE14 2TQ. Cheques to be made payable to QHSA

£5.00 returnable deposit for number bib on day of event
The course may be walked AFTER 2.00 pm on Saturday 5th October 2019 – please allow sufficient time when walking the course
Photography by Rose Rodgers:
£2 charge per rider for Medical/Veterinary cover

QH Hunter hat QH Hunter hat QH Hunter hat QH Hunter hat

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.


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 former 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.


You can pay online from this website or smartphone app* for most things provided by the QH. You can pay by credit or debit card or PayPal

PAY QH CAP (day's hunting)
Click here to pay. You will be offered:

  • a box for you to agree to the QH’s Disclaimer
  • a button for you to say if you are paying for a regular-rate cap or an MHC reduced-rate cap; if you click ‘MHC’, you will be asked for your CA membership number and the name of the hunt to which you subscribe
  • a box to specify the day and date you have booked to hunt and your mobile number (for a cancellation)
  • a box to collect the booking reference number: when you book a reduced-rate cap via MHC you will be given one
  • a box for the amount you need to pay

Click here to pay. You will be offered:

  • a list of coming events for which you can pay online (a few events may have their own payment arrangements). For equestrian events a box appears for you to agree to the QH’s Disclaimer
  • a Short Description box for you to provide any additional information
  • a box for the amount you need to pay

Payment of QH subscriptions must be made by bank transfer, standing order or cheque

* Android phones/tablets only

Smartphone app As well as making payment with the QH's popular smartphone 'app' you can also email the QH and MHC (and other) Secretaries – all from within the app. This is complementary to the online payment pages of this website - you can use either, whichever is more convenient - and they offer the same facilities.

See above or the Events / Newsfeeds page for more details.


... 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