In conjunction with the Central Committee of Fell Packs and by kind permission of the Lowther Estate, the Lowther Show will once again play host to the Lowther Hound Show.
The Lowther Hound Show is another of the Lowther Show’s headline attractions across the weekend, offering a fantastic opportunity for various member hunts to get together, speak with sponsors and visitors within the dedicated marquee and find out everything there is to know about the types of hounds competing in this year’s Show.
With some of hunting’s finest set to judge, including those from the Foxhounds and the Harehounds, the 2018 Lowther Hound Show is a must see event.
Don’t forget to check out the Lowther Hunt Singing Competition too, which takes place across the weekend. Organised by Country Voices, the Lowther Hunt singers will be situated in the Hunting Marquee following the Foxhound Show and the Parade of Hounds.
The singing competition is a cherished tradition for each hunt, and to have at least one representative to sing in this competition allows this tradition to continue, so please come and support this ever-popular event and join in.
The Lowther Hound Show invites everybody to get involved and take part in the judging, with an Amateur Judging Competition involving the fell packs taking place on the Sunday of the show. After the parade on the Sunday the public will get to judge, on paper their choice of 1st 2nd & 3rd, the three bitch hounds for each pack.
Here are the Judges for 2018:
Foxhound Shows – Saturday 11th August
Fell Hounds: Mr David Jukes – Huntsman of the Zetland Foxhounds, North Yorkshire
Hill Hounds: Mr David Jones – Former Huntsman of the David Davies Foxhounds, Powys
Welsh Foxhounds: Mr Dylan Davies – Former Huntsman of the Eryri Foxhounds, Gwynedd
Studbook Foxhounds: Mr Michael Hedley MFH, Border Foxhounds, Northumberland & Mr E Jobling-Purser MFH, Morpeth Foxhounds, Northumberland
Harehound Shows – Sunday 12th August
Beagles: Mr Nigel Bell MH – Master of the Severn Valley Beagles, Gloucestershire & Mr Charles Gillow MH – Master of the Christchurch & Farley Hill Beagles, Oxfordshire
Harriers: Mrs Polly Portwin, Head of hunting at the Countryside Alliance, Buckinghamshire & Mr Harry Gosling MH, Master & Huntsman of the Modbury Harriers