The Coakham Bloodhounds are one of the oldest Bloodhound packs in the UK, and they hunt over a wide area in Kent and Sussex. They hunt "the cleanboot" (ie the unadulterated human scent left by a man or woman running ahead of the pack).   This has always been the case, even before the Hunting Act 2004.

Coakham Bloodhounds News

Booking-In Instructions 2021

 

Subscribers and Ticket Holders will be guaranteed a space, unless Covid changes things, but they must still book in via coakhambooking@gmail.com for each meet.     

 

We will have limited Caps available.  See meet description for release date - these will be on a first come, first served basis, and require payment and a completed disclaimer for this season (see Subs pagewithin 24 hours of booking . Caps are not refundable but in the event of a cancellation we will carry your cap forward to a meet of your choice (space permitting).

 

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

We do not accept bookings by any other means except email to coakhambooking@gmail.com so an email to any other officer or a comment on a post on Facebook will not be taken as a booking.

 

  Please ensure payment, booking and disclaimer are all done in the same name, to avoid confusing the organisers!  If this is not possible for some reason then ensure the organisers are aware of this.

IMPORTANT: NO DOGS ALLOWED AT MEETS AT THE MOMENT, THERE IS A LOT OF KENNEL COUGH AROUND AND WE WOULD HATE FOR THE HOUNDS TO CATCH IT AS WE WOULD ALL MISS OUT ON HUNTING!

Puppy Hunt
Wednesday 20th October 

at Court Lodge Farm, Wartling 

by kind permission of David and Maryan Harding

 

COMMENCING: 8am sharp, so please be mounted by then

WHAT3WORDS: hello.lasted.blackbird

PARKING: Use the drive at the bottom of the hill , signed “ Radar House”, turn right at the top and go by the silage or just over the cattle grid.

DRESS: Ratcatcher
BOOKINGS: ONLY by email to coakhambooking@gmail.com - see 'Booking In Instructions' at top of page.    

Opening Meet 
Sunday 24th October 

Cherry Croft, Church Road, Herstmonceux,

East Sussex BN27 1QJ 

by kind invitation of Miss Caroline Richardson

 

COMMENCING: 12 noon, so please be mounted by then

WHAT3WORDS: clip.raven.brief
DRESS: Hunting uniform (black coat), please.  Please plait your horses for this meet.
BOOKING: By email to coakhambooking@gmail.com - please see detailed instructions at top of page.   Subscribers and Ticket Holders may book in now and are guaranteed a space.  Booking opens for caps (limited availability) at noon on Wednesday 20th October.

 

This is a jumping day as there are several boundary fences to be jumped.  For the sake of clarity, a boundary fence is on the demarcation line between two separately owned properties, accordingly there are no gates nearby.  These boundary fences are 2’ 9” (90 cm).  They can only be avoided by a long hack round.  There is no non-jumping master for this day.  All hedges, however, are optional and can easily be missed out.
Please bring edible contributions to share and your own cup for tea.  We encourage all followers, particularly new ones, to make every effort to attend tea.

Hunt Merchandise

To order Hunt Merchandise text Lisa Baker on 07940071349, message her on Facebook or look out for her at forthcoming rides/hunts and other CBH events.

The Coakham Bloodhounds are one of the oldest Bloodhound packs in the UK, and they hunt over a wide area in Kent and Sussex. They hunt "the cleanboot" (ie the unadulterated human scent left by a man or woman running ahead of the pack). Hunting with a pack of bloodhounds is one of the least artificial method of hunting organised quarry, and, whereas a fox will run freely, a human quarry can make more effective use of the increasingly urbanised countryside. The hounds hunt by scent alone, unlike many other breeds of hounds that hunt by sight.

First Time Out?

Read our First Time Out Guide to help make your first hunt with the Coakham Bloodhounds both enjoyable and safe. 

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