The Mid Surrey Farmers’ Draghounds is one of the oldest drag hunts in the United Kingdom being founded in 1900, more than a century ago, when it was known as the Banstead Drag.
Covering a country from Hickstead in the west to Meopham in the East and the vale country between the North and South Downs, with particulary challenging jumping country in the vale country.
We meet on Saturdays throughout the season, which runs from October to March, with frequent mid week days throughout the first half of the season.
We are a very socialble hunt which welcomes and encourages new members, we try to keep numbers low as safety is of prime importance to us and we want people to enjoy coming out. Our days generally start with social meet either: at a pub or with a lawn meet, we move off between 1pm and 1:30pm depending on the time of the year and generally we are finished by 4pm then its wash off the horses and into tea to relax and discuss the days sport.
The Mid Surrey Farmers’ Draghounds is a member of the Master of Draghounds and Bloodhounds Association; if you are interested have a look through the site at the Gallery and give us a ring!
All photographs by kind permission of Ginni Beard.
Featured image by Louise Siggers.