Welcome To The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Website

The Field looking over some of our beautiful Kent countryside.


ASHFORD VALLEY TICKHAM HUNT JUNIOR HORSE SHOW

Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Horse Show for 16 years and under with an Open Fun Dog Show on 10th August at Beech Lane, off Hareplain Road, Biddenden TN27 8LH by kind permission of the Sargent family.

Horse show schedule

 

'PIMMS' Ride

The next AVTH Social Ride will be the PIMM'S Ride. Starting and finishing in Eastling, less than a mile from where James Pimm - the inventor of PIMM's - was born and raised. The date: Sunday 24 August (it's the Bank Holiday weekend). We'll be taking in about 10 miles of glorious countryside in the Kent Downs AONB before returning for a glass of refreshing PIMM's (any excuse!). Cost £10 per person. Please book with Barrie Neaves via message on Face Book or on 07802 331469.
 

July Social Ride

The Ashford Valley Tickham Social Ride held on a hot July day was enjoyed by those who braved the heat. Postings from those who participated can be read on the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Facebook page. Thank you to Mike and Rosemary for hosting the day and also those that contributed to make the day a success.

Cross Country Ride

Click here for Cross Country Ride Entry Form

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 Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Supporting Local Charities

More About Team Tutsham

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


Advertising 

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt is happy for individuals and establishments to advertise on our Facebook page and it is hoped that those advertising will be supportive of the hunt activities and fund raising as they arise. We are also happy to place advertisements on our website after donations to the hunt have been placed with the Hon. Secretary




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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

Sunday September 21st

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunter Trials @ Bonfleur Cross Country Course, Linton Near Maidstone. More details to Follow.
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.'