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Wheelbarrow Full of Booze


Can you help fill the Wheelbarrow? Last year we ran a ‘Wheelbarrow of Booze’ Raffle at our Easter Saturday Point to Point and it was a huge success so guess what…we are doing it again.
We need bottles of anything from water to Moet to fill our wheelbarrow so please look in your wine cellars, dust off and donate a bottle.
Bottles can be given to Christina at any Meet, the Fallers Supper or brought up to the course at Charing on Good Friday or even on the Saturday morning.


We Need Some Cakes Too! We are also running our successful Homemade Cake stall again and this year we would like to see an even bigger display of your culinary delights.
Nobody can resist a lovely homemade cake for tea after a long day watching the racing so check your baking tins and get thinking about how much cream to put in your Victoria Sandwich or how many Walnuts to put on your Coffee & Walnut cake. Children also love biscuits so why not hone your artistic skills and decorate some that ‘you made earlier’.
Make sure you mark your calendar on April 1st THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL   MAKE A CAKE TOMORROW.

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Rolvenden 28-02-2015

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A collection was taken at the meet for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. A big THANK YOU to those who generously gave a donation to the worthy cause.

Despite it being wet and cold, it didn’t deter the thirty plus Mounted Field and a good number of Foot-Followers from enjoying today’s meet.  Many thanks for our hosts for their kind hospitality and allowing the Hunt on their land.
A collection was taken in aid of The Kent Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance Service which has proved invaluable to riders on countless occasions over the years. This season, The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt has been grateful for their service to attend fallen riders. We thank them immensely.
Trails were laid throughout the day and although scent was poor, hounds truly entertained their audience with some lengthy lines. The country was a mixture of woodland and pasture with glimpses of the hunt being viewed from good vantage points.
Hounds – Huntsman – Field could be seen in the correct order as they followed the line along the distant hedgerow, keeping to the headland as much as possible.
Given that some riders preferred not to jump, having two Field Masters has become a normal part of the day with one leading the jumping field and the other leading the non-jumpers.
Foot-Followers waited patiently to see hounds working the line and singing the song we all love to hear. Their patience was rewarded on several occasions.
Sausage- rolls, shortbread and tasty cake appearing gave cause for a short interlude which gave horses and hounds a chance to catch their breath. Thank you to our kind baker – you know who you are.)

“A good day hunting and good company; that’s the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt!”

Thank you Neil.


Comments from Facebook

“Thank you Follow Hunt for a fab day out hunting! Got very wet, muddy, but had lots of fun jumping big hedges, and galloping through woodlands. Poppy’s had a big bath and now time for mine!
— feeling drained.”

“Loving hunting the Connemara ponies today, jumping hedges and having fun in the mud! Thank you Follow Hunt Ashford valley Tickham for yet another great day”! —

“It was wet and cold but hey who cares.”

“It was a brilliant day out. So thank you !!!!”

View a selection of pictures taken by followers in our gallery.

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Point to Point

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt’s Annual Point to Point is a day out for all of the Family. This year’s Easter Meeting is on Saturday 4th April.

Family entertainment is provided from Ridley’s family fun fair which includes: caterpillar train, cup and saucer rides, inflatable slides, bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, hoopla and cork shooter stalls and more to provide entertainment for the young and young at heart.

There will be numerous trade stands providing some retail therapy for those in need. ;-) Jewellery, country clothing, hand-made crafts, dog accessories, oak benches/tables, various gifts and cards and many more lovely, interesting stalls for you to shop around till your heart’s content. Of course, there will be an array of food and beverages available when you get hungry.

Traders attending include:

Joules Ltd – Own brand of clothing for women, men and children

Core fruit products Ltd – Varieties of apple and pear juice plus cider.

Country Clobber – Country inspired accessories

Pivington Pots – Garden pots and other associated garden containers.

Biddenden Vineyards –  Wine, cider and juices

Guy Lister Butcher – Flame grilled beef burgers, sausages and spit roast.

Meander Nice stuff – Homemade fudge, coconut ice, Kentish gypsy tart

Godmersham Game – Venison burgers, sausages and wild boar and apple sausages BBQ

Hornsby Designs – Chopping boards, cheese boards, knife blocks, pan stands, mirrors etc.

The Sweet & Savoury Kitchen  – Sweet and savoury crepes

Southern Counties Limited – Ice cream vans.

Typically English Events – Pimms O’clock

Hanging Gardens – Baskets, planted containers, seasonal plants.

Tony’s Tack – Horse tack, clothing etc.

Plenty of refreshment stands, hot and cold drinks, candy floss, sweets etc.

See you there on Easter Saturday 4th April and don’t forget to bring your friend.


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Professional Horse Rug Washing.


Professional horse rug washing, re-proofing and repairs undertaken by Nikki Lewis. Discounts available to yard establishments, multi collection – deliveries and to Ashford Valley Tickham Members.
Courtesy rug service upon availability.
Please contact Nikki 07812098937 or see me at a meet for a price list and any other queries.

Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance.

There will be a collection for Kent Air Ambulance at this Saturday’s 28th February meet. This excellent charity has been called upon by our hunt twice this season and has saved countless lives throughout the County since its conception. Please dig deep in your pockets and give what you can to help keep this excellent service flying.

Saturday Meet

Just had a lovely walk round the country we will be hunting on Sat, some lovely hedges and rails of varying sizes for everyone to have a jump over, and for those who aren’t so brave and just want to jump the smaller ones or not jump at all, we will have a non jumping field also, so clean your tack and boots and bring your horses out for a fabulous day with the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt!!