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17th March 2010

ROSS HARRIERS RETURN TO...........................................
...........................YE OLDE HOSTELRIE AFTER 50 YEARS

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Ross Harriers were formed in 1820 and are currently the third oldest harrier pack in the country. The Harriers traditional, stud book hounds won shows in both Peterborough and Honiton in 2008. Simon Young, the current Master and Huntsman resides at kennels in Coughton and is helped by whipper-in, Martin Bingham from Longhope and field master, Anna Ernsting from Whitchurch. The Harriers active supporters' club is headed by Nick Jenkins from Llangarron. Ross Harriers hunt within the law over country stretching from Michaelchurch in the north, to Kempley in the south and from Welsh Newton in the west to Woolhope in the east.

On 11th March 1960, the Ross Harriers, led by Mr. T.B. Johnson met at Ye Olde Hostelrie in Goodrich and the occasion is marked by a picture from the Hereford Times which is still hanging in the pub. Last Thursday, fifty years on from that meet, they decided to mark that occasion. Present for the occasion were Mr. Johnson's daughter, Ann, who married Derek Baly, an ex-chairman of Ross Harriers. Their son, John Baly is the current chairman.

Ross Harriers met at Ye Olde Hostelrie in Goodrich for the first time in 50 years on Thursday.

The Ross Harriers' hounds.

Ross Harriers.

Ross Harriers at Ye Olde Hostelrie.

The hunt begins.

The hunt begins.

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