The Supporters Club which in essence is not a club really because even if people do not subscribe they are very welcome as we can do with all the help we can get – supporters is what it says support to the hunt. We have a membership fee of £10 this is to cover the supporters lapel badge, stationery and postage for newsletters.
In years gone buy the Supporters were known for purchasing the “extras” which the main hunt fund could not afford – such as horses, Lorries, money for maintenance – we also bought the bungalow and the big barn together with two burger vans the list is endless.
To achieve all this we have to be planning and working 12 months of the year in order to keep a regular income into the Supporters Fund which obviously is used by the Hunt as and when necessary. It seems in the present day that the money raised by the supporters is more and more needed to help run the hunt with prices of everything ever escalating.
Although it looks as though we are always working we do also have a good social side where foot followers, mounted and friends get together.
Some of the events we run are three fun rides a year, open day, terrier and lurcher show, quizzes, mouse racing, ceilidh’s, harvest supper, treasure hunts, Christmas draw, Christmas Lunch, Hunt Ball. We are always looking for new ideas and new people to join us, young and old.
We also support the Point to Point by running the hospitality catering, and the main Hunt Committee and Masters by doing the Farmers breakfast.
As well as all the above we cater in our catering van at horse trials, pony club and riding club events.
We welcome as many as possible to come along to our meetings – which are very informal at the Huntsman Hotel, Shirenewton on the 2nd Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays), at 8.00 p.m. I would welcome a call from anyone interested on 07702583420 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up at a meeting or hunting meet and introduce yourself – you will be made very welcome.