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. Order a QH® Hunter hat: these are made to a unique design specially for us by Charles Owen. A full range of sizes and colours are available. For more details see below.
NEW SEASON — NEW HAT?
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.
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 samples in different sizes and will advise on fitting.
Hats are currently made to order – we don't keep them in stock – so if you need a hat soon please contact us via QH Riding Hat
on our Contact page
to see how long you will have to wait.
You can buy online from this website here
or our smartphone app
or in person at the Kennels by prior arrangement . If you need further details, please contact us via the Contact page
So if you need a new hat (or even if you don't, treat yourself!), buy a safe one - the QH®
PAY ONLINE HERE
You can pay online from this website or smartphone app* for many things provided by the QH. You can pay by credit or debit card or PayPal
PAY QH CAP (day's hunting)
Click here to see how to pay.
PAY QH SUBS
Payment of QH subscriptions must be made by bank transfer, standing order or cheque
* Android phones/tablets only
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