Welcome to our website where you will have an insight into the world of hunting, our hounds and the various activities The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt participate in through the year.
 Our Diary, on the right of this page, lists equestrian events and fund raising events held in our hunt country and that of neighbouring Hunts. The Hunt is extremely fortunate to be supported by many businesses in the area and they are listed in our Local Traders section. There is also a section (Advertising)  for those wishing to sell merchandise, horses, vehicles and any other items deemed suitable.

Those wishing to follow hounds either on horseback or as a foot-follower should contact the Hon. Secretary before the meet. Contact details can be found in our Contact Section. Membership is also available through the Hon. Secretary or our Supporters Club (Tally-Ho Club) Secretary. Some details of Hirelings are available on our website, also from the Hon. Hunt Secretary.

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Farmers and landowners who host meets as well as allowing the hunt on their land. Thank you too, the various Publicans who kindly host meets through the season
DOWNLOAD HUNTER TRIALS START TIMES HERE

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match

www.wkpma.co.uk

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hounds will be parading at the ploughing match at 1pm on 20th September. The hunt will have a stand at the event where hunt merchandise will be on sale and for those who are interested in following hounds there will be a chance to ask any questions you may have.

The Annual Ashford Valley Tickham Hunter Trials

The extremely popular annual AVTH Hunter Trials takes place on the 21st September at The Bonfleur Cross Country Course Kent by kind permission of the Pascall family. Entries for all classes are now full and times will be posted later this week. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places; thanks to our generous sponsors who are:
Gillett Cook, Lilicos, Brambledown Farm shopSpidge Event Photography,  Clip Clop Dog Grooming and Equestrian Supplies, Bethersden Tack & Country Wear, Charity Farm Countrystore, Birchalls Riding Shop and The Emporium
 
Who has joined the 'Fallers Club' so early in the season?
The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt has its very own 'Lottery'!
Find out more here

Cross Country Ride








Riders Enjoying the day at Doddington.

The Annual Ashford Valley Tickham Cross Country Ride Held on the 14th September at Doddington was a great success. A huge thank you to the organisers for all of their hard work and the various volunteers that helped make the day a success. Thank too the landowners for allowing the riders to cross their land, The AVTH are extremely grateful. Beneficiaries of the event include: AVTH, Canterbury Cathedral Trust and The Kent Air Ambulance. Full report coming soon!
 For Pictures of the day: www.greenninja.co.uk and to find out more about Doddington Place: www.doddingtonplacegardens.co.uk

We are happy to post advertisement for private and commercial vendors after payment has been made to the Hon. Hunt Secretary Christina Back:Telephone 07759019506
 By Email: christina.back@ashfordvalleyhunt.co.uk

Tally-Ho Club

You don’t have to be a ‘member’ to support the Ashford Valley Tickham Foxhounds. We have a ‘supporters club’ which is known as ‘The Tally-Ho Club. Membership of the Tally-Ho Club is as Follows:
Download a membership form here

THE KENT COUNTY SHOW
Our Inter-Hunt Relay Teams: Top: Kirsty, Kif, Becky Kylie.
Bottom: Ellie, Edie, Dan, (Hiding) Abbie.
Well done to them all.
The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Stand at The Kent County Show
The Cavalcade of Hounds

Hound Exercise

As with other packs throughout the country, our hounds have been pounding the roads around the kennels for several weeks. With Hunt Staff mounted on push bikes, hounds can be seen early in the morning on ‘hound exercise’ getting fit for ‘autumn hunting’ which will begin as soon as crops are off the fields and weather conditions are suitable.
The young hounds, which are known as the ‘new entry’ or ‘un-entered’ hounds, will be out with the pack learning the ‘do’s and don’ts’ which will include what is ‘riot’; not to chase farm livestock and other domestic animals. They will learn road sense and the commands that they will need to follow as a member of the pack.
Some of the more enthusiastic young hounds will be ‘coupled’ to an older hound until ready to be left to its own devices. It is common practice for young hounds to be hunted until the ‘opening meet’ and then ‘rested’ for some or all of the season to allow them to mature and settle before becoming a full member of the pack.
When autumn hunting,  it is always interesting to see how the young hounds work and a chance for keen hound followers to learn hounds characteristics and names.


Click here to learn more about puppy walking and hounds in general


Three of the young hounds which will be joining the pack this season.
Student, Sturgeon and Studland enjoying a romp in the fields while at walk last year.

The Emporium Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

 

THE HOUND CAVALCADE AT THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW ARDINGLY
(more pictures click here)

The Ashford Valley Tickham Inter-Hunt Relay Team who competed at The South of England Show at Ardingly. From left to right: Dan, Abbie,  Kirsty,and Edie.
 

Click For Pictures of The South of England Hound Show Ardingly By Sarah Farnsworth

Charity Farm Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

Subscribing to The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt
New Members are always welcome. For more information click here
 
B J Cesspool Services Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

A little piece of local history: Edgar Stern of Yalding Forge more......
 
Equilaunder Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt




FOUR JAYS GROUP

Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

 

PLEASED TO SUPPLY ASHFORD VALLEY TICKHAM HUNT

 FOR EVENTS

MARQUEES, FURNITURE, HEATERS, CHILLERS,

GENERATORS & SHOWERS

PRESTIGE & EVENT INDIVIDUAL & TRAILER TOILETS

 FOR BUILDING SITES/FARMS

TOILETS, EFFLUENT EMPTYING,

WELFARE UNITS & PORTABLE ACCOMMODATION

CESS PIT, SEPTIC TANK & KLARGESTER EMPTYING

 JANET’S CHINA HIRE

FOR CHINA, GLASSWARE, LINEN, OVENS ETC

 Tel.: 01622 843135

enquiries@fourjays.co.uk

www.fourjays.co.uk


The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt are immensely grateful to those individually or as a company sponsor or donate to events throughout the year. Local businesses and places of interest are list on the LINK page

Lady Dane Veterinary Centre Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

Olympia CoachTrip


Click here for Olympia booking form

Satnav and Sombre meet the kids


AVTH Sat Nav & Sombre greeting some of the 2.5 thousand primary school children that attended Living Land at the Kent Showground at Delting which was held on 7th May. Hounds will be parading at various events throughout the summer.
NFU Mutual Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

To Advertise on our website please contact advertise@ashfordvalleyhunt.co.uk
Country Equestrian Properties Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt
 
Scatts Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt
Unipac Shipping Supporting The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt

Pictures from Easter Saturday's cracking Point-to-Point can be seen at @ www.thegather.net
Well done to the team that managed the day.

A few pictures taken at the WEALD OF KENT PLOUGHING MATCH 2013  Link
 
For all enquiries: christina.back@ashfordvalleyhunt.co.uk or mobile 0775 901 9506
'New members are always welcome and can follow hounds either mounted or as a foot-follower.'