Brocklesby Hunt get new season up and running

Brocklesby Hunt opening meet of the season EMN-150911-115617002
Brocklesby Hunt opening meet of the season EMN-150911-115617002

A large turnout of 103 riders gathered at Brocklesby on Saturday for the first big meet of the new Brocklesby hunting season.

Traditionally held on the first Saturday in November, the opening meet always precedes Remembrance Sunday and a collection for the Earl Haigh Poppy Appeal was taken at the meet.

Brocklesby Hunt opening meet of the season EMN-150911-115642002

Brocklesby Hunt opening meet of the season EMN-150911-115642002

Shortly after 11am, huntsman Gareth Bow led the hounds into the Mausoleum woods to follow the scent of trails laid during the morning across the Brocklesby estate.

Among the riders were Lord Yarborough and his eldest son Lord Worsley.

Brocklesby Hunt opening meet of the season EMN-150911-115630002

Brocklesby Hunt opening meet of the season EMN-150911-115630002