DO YOU FANCY A DAY WITH THE BARLOW?
Joint Masters - Mrs Joan Williams , Mr Christopher White
The Joint Masters are in overall control of the Hunt.
Our Huntsman - Kevin Murray
Kevin, who has whipped in for the Barlow for a number of seasons is currently hunting hounds.
Whippers-In - Mrs Heidi Critchlow, Miss Sarah Fuller
Heidi has been the amateur whipper in to the Barlow Hounds for many seasons, this season she is assisted by our Hunt Groom Miss Sarah Fuller. Their job is to help Kevin with the hounds on a hunting day.
Kevin and Sarah are assisted this season by Ben Carson, who is participating in the MRFH Bursary Scheme.
All of the above wear scarlet (Red) Coats. they are doing a job and need to be able to get around the country easily. If you see them coming please turn your horses head to face them, if possible, and move so that they can get past you.
Who do I contact for further information?
If you wish to discuss coming out hunting with the Barlow please contact the Field Secretary, Mrs Charlotte Excell-Outram 0771 316 7778 or firstname.lastname@example.org . She will be happy to help you regarding the location of the meets, cap rates, where to park etc. For correspondance regarding the Hunt please contact the Correspondance Secretary Mrs Jo Hunter on 07970670726 or email@example.com
How much will it cost me for the coming 2015/6 Season?
If you have never hunted before you are welcome for one day at a cost of £20 payable to the Field Secretary on arrival at the meet. If you have hunted before but you do not want to take out a subscription, you may, on arrangement with the Field Secretary, hunt on two days in any one season on payment of the following cap for any meet - £60.
If you enjoy the day and want to take more days you can do it in a couple of ways depending on how often you wish to hunt:
Basic Subscription £200 plus a daily cap of £30
If you want to come out on a regular basis, it is more economical to take out a bigger subscription and pay a smaller daily cap.
Full Subscription £575
Farmers Subscription £175
Full Subscribers and Farmers pay a daily Cap of £10. There is the option of a roll up cap of £300, which if you are able to hunt 30 times or more during the season is more cost effective.
Car & Foot Followers
Regular £70 Plus Daily Cap £5
Occasional £25 Plus Daily Cap £5
Children & Students (Mounted)
(21 years old and under in & Full Time Education)
Daily Cap £20 (no subscription)
Children on Lead Rein
Led from another horse/pony Cap £5
Led from the ground Cap Zero
All subscriptions can be paid cash, cheque or via credit and debit cards.
What Do I Wear?
The opening meet is held on the first Tuesday in November. At and after this meet you should wear a plain black or blue hunt coat with a white stock, beige jodhpurs and long black boots, light coloured gloves and we recommend hats up to the current standard are worn, in black or navy. Body protectors are worn at your discretion. Prior to this you should wear a hacking jacket, shirt and tie.
If you have hunted before and are looking for an exciting day with galloping and jumping you would be advised to attend a meet in the Barlow Valley or Crich areas. If you are nervous or your horse is young you would probably be better to attend a meet out of the valley where things will be less busy and there will be fewer riders out.
Is My Horse Suitable?
Please do not assume that your horse or pony has to be over fit. The number one priority is that he will stand quietly with the other horses, and is controllable when galloping in a group. If you are not sure how your horse will behave, try to stay at the back of the mounted field, and if you let the Field Secretary or the Field Master know he or she will ensure that that an experienced rider will assist you. Your horse should be neat and tidy and should be plaited after the Opening Meet. If he is young he should have a green ribbon in his tail, if he kicks, then a red ribbon. This is to warn other riders to give you more space.
What days do you hunt?
The Hounds are out on Tuesdays and Fridays between November and March. There are also occasional quiet Thursday meets and big Saturday Meets.