Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt
Social ride, 8th may, 12 noon, by kind permission of The Piper family, meet and Finish at, M A Piper & Son, Owley farm, Wittersham nr Tenterden, TN30 7HL. £10 per rider + £5 if you wish to stay for the bbq after. Approx 6 miles across open farm land and woodland hoping to have some optional jumps. To book please call, text, Gary on 07974827686
May 1st is the beginning of the New Year in the hunting community. A time when Hunt Staff and Masters take up new positions and a signal for hounds to begin exercise in preparation for the new season ahead. May we at the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt wish all those following a ‘fresh line’ every success in their new ventures.
Watch this space for news of a great competition coming soon
Ashford Valley Tickham Open Horse Show & Fun Dog Show
Sunday 22nd May 2016
Headcorn, TN27 9HX
By kind permission of The Freeman Family
Commencing at 9am (Entries may be limited)
Refreshments, Vet on Call, County Paramedic Services in attendance
CHARING POINT TO POINT, yesterday Easter Saturday. WHEELBARROW FULL OF BOOZE winning strip of tickets GREEN 271 – 275. If you have the winning ticket please contact Sue Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org . You will need to produce it with the right code on it to claim your prize. Please share this to anyone who you think may have purchased raffle tickets, can you put this on our web site. Thank you.
Thank you so much to our host and all of the farmers and landowners for allowing us on their land. It is greatly appreciated by all the members, subscribers and followers of the hunt.
Neil Staines leading his hounds from the meet.
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Take a peek behind the scenes with the West Percy Hunt, Courtesy of Horse and Hounds.
Our photo gallery contains a selection of photographs taken by friends, supporters and followers throughout the year. Many more can be seen on our Facebook page.
Boxing Day Children’s Meet
Neil Staines and his Hounds parading through Tenterden High Street.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who turned out to show the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt their support today. Tenterden town centre was full to the brim with no parking spaces available within a mile of the town. After the meet at the Vine, Hounds moved off to nearby farmland to follow trails that had been laid earlier in the day.
More pictures to follow shortly
The 2016 Exclusive Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Calendar is ready and will be on sale at all meets between now and Christmas for £10.00. Are you in it? You need to buy one to see! Don’t forget to bring your money to the meets and look out for Victoria who will be selling them. They make excellent Christmas presents for all the family. We will sell any we have left to the general public on Boxing Day so get your copy asap. Last year we ran out – don’t be left without one….
Thank you to all our sponsors and photograph contributors.
Just a reminder about a few things!
Please ensure that your vehicles are left safe and secure while you are hunting. Make sure that all valuables are hidden from view.
Before leaving for home, have a check-around to make sure that your vehicle hasn’t been tampered with and that your lights, indicators are all working correctly. Importantly, make sure your trailer is still correctly secured to the towing vehicle.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously during the day or needs questions answered, please inform one of the Masters, the Hon. Secretary or a committee member.
If a crime is being committed , dial 999 straight away. Don’t take the law into your own hands.
Always report a crime so that it is on record!
Make sure that you tell someone when you retire from your day’s hunting. We don’t want to be hunting for some that has gone home!
Be safe and enjoy the day.
A new season is beginning and thus the 200 Club begins for another year. Over the past ten years this club has raised around £20,000 for Hunt funds and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all those supporters who purchased tickets last Season helping raise the sum of £2,180 for Hunt funds.
The 200 Club is the Hunt’s own lottery, tickets cost £10 and for that your number is entered in up to 8 draws throughout the season and if you win your ticket goes back into the remaining draws. Prizes range from £15 to £50 (£100 on Boxing Day) and all proceeds go to the Hunt. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy, the more tickets you have the greater your chances of winning.
Fund raising and the weather play an enormous part in the survival of the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt, the weather we have no control over but fund raising we do, we can all do our bit. The advantage with the 200 Club is that you do not have to buy an expensive dress, find a baby sitter, build a fence, be up at the crack of dawn – all you need to do is complete the form below and return it to me, job done. PLEASE also take the time to ask a friend, relative, neighbour to buy a ticket as the more members we have the more prizes we can give. Remember you have to be in it to win it.
Good Luck – Sue Palmer
Entry Form 200 Club start
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