CHRISTMAS RAFFLE On behalf of the AVT Hunt I wish to thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets, whether voluntary or bullied by me, for our Grand Christmas Raffle. The draw took place in December and all prizes have been claimed and I am delighted to inform you that £1,700 was raised for Hunt funds so an enormous thank you for all your support. Thank you also to the people who donated the wonderful prizes which were on offer, it is very much appreciated. This was the first Christmas Raffle we have held and I can assure you it will be the first of many so be warned.
Sue Palmer Raffle Organiser.
Donated prizes: LEEDS CASTLE, MAIDSTONE THE HAWKING CENTRE, DONNINGTON PLACE JANET GAMBIER, ARTIST DARREN CLARK, PHOTOGRAPHER HOLE PARK, ROLVENDEN DAVE LUCKHURST BUTCHER, SMARDEN JEAN FORDHAM CLAIRE BATTLE KERRY STAINES THE FACTORY SHOP HEADCORN, JOHN PALMER
Find out more about the Hunt fundraising and how you can get involved: Fundraising
AVTH SHOWJUMPING CLINICS COMING SOON !
Ashford Valley Tickham hunt are planning to hold regular jumping clinics throughout the Spring and Summer 2017 . The clinics are catering for all ages and abilities whether you are competing regularly, a complete beginner, have a youngster or if you wish to improve those jumping skills before the next hunting season starts ! The sessions are open to both members and non members of AVTH.
The groups will be small and will have riders/horses of similar standards to gain the most from the sessions.
Refreshments for all riders and farmland available to hack on to cool off after each session so a great way to meet new people and enjoy your horse !
Venue Bearsted Nr Maidstone and all further details re dates and cost will be available soon.
All bookings and enquiries Nikki Lewis 07812098937
Acknowledging the many friends and supporters who turned out to see the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt at the Boxing Day Meet. Thank you to everyone who attended, it is very much appreciated.
The AVTH rely heavily on the support of many, which includes our many Farmers and Landowners who very generously allow us to cross their land during a days hunting and to them a tremendous “Thank You” from the Masters, Staff and followers of the Hunt. A big Thank You must also go to the many who host our meets.
Many people work tirelessly throughout the year to keep the pack hunting, some seen, many unseen! Thank You to you all.
“Have A Very Happy New Year”
Many pictures are taken at our meets. The pictures are taken by our followers and are extremely professional. To see a selection taken by keen photographer, Darren Clark, follow the link to view some amazing pictures. darrenclark.zenfolio.com
Other pictures can also be seen in our group Facebook Page.
If you would like to see pictures of the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt all the year round, then why not purchase one of our calendars that can be bought at Hunt Meets.
Are you in need of a new winter fleece? The Ashford Valley Tickham have various items of clothing for sale which is embroidered with the Hunt logo. Full price list and how to order can be found here on our website. Press button, Hunting/Hunt Merchandise.
Nikki would like to place an order soon in order to obtain ordered items before Christmas, so look now and contact her now to avoid Christmas present disappointment!
2017 Hunt Calendars can be purchased at Hunt Meets
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.
To see some great pictures taken at this event. go to Darren Clarke Photography
Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt
DODDINGTON CHARITY RIDE
(formerly Torry Hill Ride)
More pictures can be seen @ darrenclark.zenfolio.com
By kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Oldfield.
Beneficiaries to include: Canterbury Cathedral Trust, Kent/Surrey/Sussex Air Ambulance and the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt.