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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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Friday 26th October

The QHSA requests the pleasure of your company at the Opening Meet Cocktail Party on Friday 26th October 2018 at Saxelbye Park, by kind permission of Mrs Etta Madocks Wright.
Drinks and canapés from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets £25
To book please ring Margaret on 07931 561 982 or or email
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and are also available on the door on the night, if booked in advance.


Sunday 11th November

In the stunning grounds of Prestwold, home to a BE course, an escorted ride will start at 10.30am with optional jumping throughout.
Return to the beautifully renovated Prestwold Barns for brunch, including Champagne, cooked English breakfast, pastry table, tea, coffee, orange juice. Entry fee includes Ride and brunch.
All riders enter at their own risk.
Adult 35, child 20, extra brunch - adult menu 15 child menu 5.
Entries must be booked and paid for here.
For further info contact Nicky 07973 752819

The day will be the centenary of the Great War Armistice and it will be commemorated. All attending should be wearing a Royal British Legion poppy, and the Ride will make a donation to the RBL. Click the poppy above for more about the poppy and how you can help.


The start of the hunting season is here, and with it the new QHSA Christmas Cards are now available. Featuring a painting by renowned local artist Fred Haycock showing the Quorn hounds on Burrough Hill, the cards come in packs of 10 with envelopes for 5.00 (plus 1.50 P&P if posted). To order please email, or see Sheila at the opening meet.

From a photo by Penny Fillingham


On April 30th 2019 Peter Collins will be retiring as Huntsman of the Quorn after 18 seasons. There will be many people who over the years have followed Peter and his hounds across the Quorn country who may want to express their gratitude and appreciation by donating to his Testimonial Fund. If you wish to donate, either send or give a cheque to the Secretary or donate online here.
Additionally there will be a testimonial week for Peter from Monday January 28th to Friday February 1st 2019.

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.

We will be sending out this 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... Members will also receive regular updates of events online and by email throughout the year.

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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.


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)

Smartphone app


With the QH's popular smartphone 'app' you can now make online payments for s and for other items such as fun rides and social events, and 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 the Events / Newsfeeds page for more details.

And, at the top left-hand corner of this page, you might have noticed a small blue box with three bars. Clicking it displays the menu vertically instead of horizontally and in much larger lettering. This is to help:



... 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