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What We’ve Been Up To

Sad news 

It's with great sadness that we've got to report that another old Ledbury Member has passed on to hunt the Elysian fields with Gods own pack. Ray Lewis better known to the riders and the younger members as Lofty's father has hunted with the Ledbury for close to seventy years. He knew more about where to stand to see sport that almost anyone else and will be sadly missed.  The funeral will be at Chaceley church at 11am on Saturday 2nd June.

200th winner for 


Dave Mansell has ridden his 200th winner! 
A field of six lined up for the Conditions at Chaddesley Corbett on Saturday 12th and Mansell secured the win aboard Findlay's Find.

Mansell got the biggest cheer of the day when he celebrated his 200th winner by completing a Frankie Dettori flying dismount. “I used to think 3 winners and a broken leg a season was good when I started riding, but then I met Julie and things really took off. Some people have suggested I retire, but I am not stopping - I love it and the horse is enjoying himself”.

Well done team, we are all so proud! 


Tuesday 19th June 

Born and bred Ledbury chap Charlie has taken the first race, the Queen Anne Stakes, at this week's Royal Ascot aboard Accidental Agent at 33/1!


He has more rides this week so keep an eye out.


Relive the win by CLICKING HERE  


Sunday 8th July

William Sharpley will guide us through a
selection of wines from Prosecco and the local
award winning Sixteen Ridges, to vintage Moët
& Chandon kindly supplied by William.
Followed by champagne, canapes and light bites

Tickets £30 | Children FREE

Please ring Sue Warner 01452 780442 or
Helen Smith 07768 337186 by Monday 2 July
to reserve your ticket and ensure that we have
enough Champagne!


Team Ledbury out in force 

If you are heading to Cheltenham on the 3rd May be sure to cheer on team Ledbury. 

First up in the 5:40 is Ballychane, with Jockey Milo Herbert trained by Nickie Sheppard. 

6:15 Marcle Ridge, trained and ridden by Sam Jukes, owend by Clive Bennett.

7:20 TB Broke Her, trained by Sam Jukes and owned by Will Gaskins. 

7:50 Premier Portrait with jockey George Daly, trained by Charles Levinson. 

Good luck to all! 

The Ledbury Hunt Puppy Show

Tuesday 26th June 2018

On a scorching hot afternoon our young hounds were judged this year by William Hudson (Huntsman and Joint Master of the Wilton) and Joe Cowen (Chairman and former Joint Master of the Fernie).


The results were as follows:

Dog hounds

  1. Driver walked by Miss Molly Mansell

  2. Lizard walked by Miss Martha Hallas

  3. Lister walked by Miss Martha Hallas



  1. Dressy walked by Miss V Panizzon

  2. Dazzle walked by Mr D Haden

  3. Sample walked by Mrs W Sharpley


The judges then decided that the best dog hound Driver should be considered as champion with the best bitch Dressy placed as reserve champion.



The Nimrod Champion Memorial Trophy was presented to Miss Molly Mansell who walked Driver - the Best Young Hound (Champion)

The Holt-Needham Bowl was presented to Miss V Panizzon who walked Dressy - the Best Young Hound (Reserve Champion).

The Mrs Ian Bullough Cup was presented to the Mansell family who walked Grimsby - the Best Working Dog Hound entered in 2017

The Captain H A Clive Silver Tray was presented to Mrs W Sharpley who walked Glamorous - the Best Working Bitch entered in 2017

The Hound Sponsors Silver Tankard was presented to Mrs Angie Lock who sponsored Murray ‘14, the Best Working Hound last season (chosen from the whole pack).

The Philip Warner Memorial Tankard was presented to Mr David Guilding who walked puppies for the longest time in 2017/18 - Satin and Saucy.

On behalf of the people who had sponsored hounds a cheque for £1,200 was presented to the Hunt by Donald Haden, representing the money raised through the Hound sponsors Scheme last season. This was followed by a draw of all the names of the hounds that had been sponsored with the prize of £100 going to Richard and Su Simkin.


After a wonderful tea our huntsman Mark Melladay brought all the hounds out for us to admire and everyone agreed how well they looked and that this had been a very successful day with great credit due to everyone who had worked so hard in making all the arrangements.

DPH 28.06.18