This is the official website for the Hound Trailing Association Ltd.

HTA Secretary – Margaret Baxter, Ash Cottage, Blencow, Penrith CA11 0DB (Tel: 017684 83686)

e-mail: hta.margaret@btinternet.com

HTA Treasurer – John Bromage, Fletchers, Irton, Holmrook CA19 1TD (Tel: 019467 23714). Cheques to be made payable to HTA Ltd.

e-mail: jdbromage@btinternet.com

 

John Bromage has been appointed as HTA Treasurer. From January 1st, all financial matters will be managed by John (contact details above).

Margaret continues as Secretary.

 

200 Club April draw – 1st  David Clifford (75); 2nd  Reg Smith (33).  Paul Airey will collect the 200 Club £12 subs on May Day at Helton.

 

Team Comp. up to week 4:

Div 1 – Team Miterdale and Toyah’s Troopers 31, Jenny’s Rascals 27, Maltesers 23, Miterdales 20, Reivers and Veggie Patch 18.

Div 11 – Team Miterdale 16, AJs 14, Miterdales 12, Toyah’s Troopers and Dot & Ann’s Lot 9, Veggie Patch 7.

 

Junior Club – Race Night. Torpenhow Village Hall, 16th June, 7.00 pm.

Pie & Pea supper, children nuggets and chips. Tickets £5 adults, £1 children (includes free junior raffle). Proceeds split between HTA and Junior Club.

See Jo Satterthwaite for tickets, and she will be selling horses, jockeys etc. Please give this event your support!

 

Notice to all members: if at any time during the season you receive a challenge trophy for an HTA major trail which needs the engraving brought up to date, please return it to Margaret.

 

The Annuals are now on sale (£3.00) from John Bromage or Margaret Baxter.

The following piece was omitted by mistake, so please print it out and stick it in:

 

Our statistician-in-chief, Bill Huddart, has supplied some interesting figures. We will take a look at the mid-season month of July, starting in 1975. That month the 47 meetings (132 trails) attracted 3,347 runners, an average of 25 per trail.

10 years later, July 1985, the number of meetings had risen to 58, with 4,251 runners, averaging 23.

Forward another decade to 1995, and increases all round – 60 meetings, 4,437 runners, the average maintained at 23.

Millennium year, 2000, saw a bit of a dip to 53 meetings, 3,263 runners and an average of 17.

2001 was of course foot-and-mouth year, and we struggled to keep going at all. However, things gradually picked up, and by 2005 we had 38 July meetings, with 2,467 runners, an average per trail of 17.

There was a drop in 2010 to just 29 meetings, but the average runners kept buoyant at 18, and although by 2015 there was a further reduction in the number of meetings to just 21, the average was 19.

Last year, 2016, a bit of a boost! 24 July meetings, 1,560 runners, but a rather disappointing average of 15.

Bill’s figures are comprehensive, and the above is just a taste of his information - anybody who would like to study it in more detail, just ask.

 

Notice to members: subscriptions – juniors under 18   £5,    adults 18 – 64   £20,     65 and over   £15.    All new members – 50p extra.      Kennel insurance - £10.

Please pay John Bromage (details above) enclosing money or cheques in an envelope with your details written on it. Subscriptions are now overdue, so please

pay promptly. Cheques should be made payable to HTA Ltd.

 

Notice to promoters: Levy now 20p per runner (60p for All-In); bookmakers 50p, insurance stays at £5.50 per trail. Fees to go to Treasurer, with the results and returns forms – new ones will be provided!

Insurance for March trials - £2.00 per race, no levy, no need for forms.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP TRAILS

APRIL

Sat 29 – Cold Fell H, P, OM, OR (1.30)

MAY

Mon 1 – May Day trails, Helton H, M, P, PM, OR (1.00)

Wed 3 – Corney Fell H, P, OM, AI (6.00)

Thurs 4 – Oulton H, P, OM (6.30)

Sat 6 – Corney Fell H, P, OM, OR (2.00)

Sun 7 – Oulton (Joint meeting with BHTA) H, M, P, PM, OR, V (2.00)

Mon 8 – Kirkland H, P, OM, AI (6.30, 7.30, 8.00, 8.30)

Tues 9 – Lazonby H, P, OR (6.15, 7.45, 8.15)

Wed 10 – Kirkland H, P, OM, AI (6.30, 7.30, 8.00, 8.30)

Sat 13 – Low Place H, P, OM, OR (1.30)

Sun 14 – Lazonby H, P, ONW, OR (1.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30)

Tues 16 – Rusland

Thurs 18 – Rusland

Sat 20 – Lazonby – H, P, ONW, OM (5.00, 6.30, 7.00, 7.30)

Sat 20 – Kirkland H, P, OM, OR (1.00, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00)

Mon 22 – Potter’s Park H, P, OM, AI (6.30)

Thurs 25 – Bridekirk H, P, ONW, AI (6.30)

Sat 27 – Croasdale H, P, OM, OR (1.00)

Sun 28 – Kendal

Mon 29 – Bridekirk H, M, P, PM, OR (2.00)

JUNE

Sat 3 – Coniston Tops

Sat 3 – Croasdale H, P, OM, OR (1.00)

Sun 4 – Lazonby H, P, OM, V (1.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30)

Wed 7 - Lamplugh H, P, OM (6.30)

Thurs 8 – Coniston Tops

 

 

Oulton Supporters Club

Oulton

Thurs 4 May – Hounds 6.30, Pups 7.45, Open Maidens 8.15

Sun 7 May – Joint meeting with BHTA – Hounds 2.00, Maidens 2.45, Pups 4.00, Puppy Maidens 4.30, Open Restricted 5.00, Veterans 5.30

£160 for first five trails (Veterans £50), all to pay (£6), entries free. BHTA hounds must run in correct grade of trail according to HTA Rules.

 

Carlisle & Penrith Area

Lazonby

Tues 9 May – Hounds 6.15, Pups 7.45, Open Restricted 8.15

Sun 14 May – Hounds 1.00, Pups 2.30, Open Non-Winners 3.00, Open Restricted 3.30

Sat 20 May – Hounds 5.00, Pups 6.30, Open Non-Winners 7.00, Open Maidens 7.30

Sun 4 June – Hounds 1.00, Pups 2.30, Open Maidens 3.00, Veterans 3.30

 

HTA Ltd.

Helton, May Day trails

Mon 1 May – Hounds 1.00, Maidens 1.45, Pups 3.00, Puppy Maidens 3.30, Open Restricted 4.00

£160 for each trail, plus £5 specials for 7th – 10th. Rosettes and challenge trophies.

Many thanks to generous sponsors – C/P Area, Gilbertson & Page, A.McVitie, P.Airey, Criffel Pet Supplies, Anon.

Admission £5, all to pay, entries free.

Lakeland Trailhound Welfare stand.

 

Whitehaven Area Committee

Cold Fell

Sat 29 April – Hounds 1.30, Pups 2.45, Open Maidens 3.15, Open Restricted 3.45

Low Place

Sat 13 May – Hounds 1.30, Pups 2.45, Open Maidens 3.15, Open Restricted 3.45

 

Ulverston Area Committee

Corney Fell – (Duddon Bridge side of fell)

Wed 3 May – Hounds 6.00, Pups 7.15, Open Maidens 7.45, All-In 8.15

Sat 6 May – Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Open Maidens 3.45, Open Restricted 4.15

 

Ennerdale Show Committee

Kirkland

Mon 8 May – Hounds 6.30, Pups 7.30, Open Maidens 8.00, All-In 8.30

Wed 10 May – Hounds 6.30, Pups 7.30, Open Maidens 8.00, All-In 8.30

Sat 20 May – Hounds 1.00, Pups 2.00, Open Maidens 2.30, Open Restricted 3.00

Potter’s Park

Mon 22 May – Hounds 6.30, Pups 7.45, Open Maidens 8.15, All-In 8.45

Croasdale

Sat 27 May – Hounds 1.00, Pups 2.15, Open Maidens 2.45, Open Restricted 3.15

Sat 3 June – Hounds 1.00, Pups 2.15, Open Maidens 2.45, Open Restricted 3.15

Lamplugh

Wed 7 June – Hounds 6.30, Pups 7.45, Open Maidens 8.15

 

C/W Area

Bridekirk

Thurs 25 May – Hounds 6.30, Pups 7.45, Open Non-Winners 8.15, All-In 8.45

Mon 29 May – Hounds 2.00, Maidens 2.45, Pups 4.00, Puppy Maidens 4.30, Open Restricted 5.00

Mitchell’s Auction trophies.

 

 

REHOMING – to book hounds in for re-homing, please contact Sue Lloyd (016974 78383 evenings) or e-mail her on trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk

Sue runs Lakeland Trailhound Welfare, and you can be assured that she will advise you and will make all arrangements for you.

The HTA has complete confidence in Sue, and we are extremely lucky to have her.

 

 

Bitches mated so far:

Aspire x Fireman Sam – pupped 2nd January (9 pups - 4 dogs, 5 bitches). Earmarked.

Howgill Blondie x Huntsman’s Hope – pupped 2nd January (11 pups – 3 dogs, 8 bitches).  Earmarked.

Miterdale Force x Free Spirit – pupped 10th January (8 pups – 6 dogs, 2 bitches). Earmarked.

Thorn Girl x Jenny’s Choice – pupped 4th January (4 pups – 2 dogs, 2 bitches). Earmarked.

Doll x Remember Me – pupped 19th February (9 pups – 5 dogs, 4 bitches). Earmarked.

Black Mist x High Stile – pupped 13th February (9 pups – 7 dogs, 2 bitches). Earmarked.

Olivia x JLS – Pupped 14th February (9 pups – 4 dogs, 5 bitches). Earmarked.

Silver Charm x Endure – pupped 4th March (9 pups – 5 dogs, 4 bitches). Earmarked.

Silver Spangle x Endure – pupped 6th March (8 pups – 7 dogs, 1 bitch). Earmarked.

Meadow Dixie x Cartier – pupped 7th March (7 pups – 3 dogs, 4 bitches). Earmarked.

Huntsman’s Jenny x Jenny’s Choice – pupped 24th March (9 pups – 4 dogs, 5 bitches).

Annie’s Bay x Fireman Sam – pupped 31st March (11 pups – 6 dogs, 5 bitches).

Westgate Gypsy x Westgate Kyzapupped 8th April (7 pups – 2 dogs, 5 bitches).

Tinkerbell x Fireman Sam – pupped 6th April (10 pups – 5 dogs, 5 bitches).

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Black Howe Plantation

This land is not to be used for trial trails,

by order of the HTA Committee.

 

If you would like a copy of the Rule Book to be e-mailed to you, please ask the Secretary.

 

Latest slipping times:

April 1 - 6                               7.15 pm

April 7 – 14                            7.30 pm

April 15 – 22                          7.45 pm

April 23 – 29                          8.00 pm

April 30 – May 6                   8.15 pm

May 7 – 13                             8.30 pm

May 14 – 20                           8.45 pm

May 21 – 27                           9.00 pm

May 28 – July 8                     9.15 pm

July 9 – 21                              9.00 pm

July 22 – 28                            8.45 pm

July 29 – Aug 4                      8.30 pm

Aug 5 – 11                              8.15 pm

Aug 12 – 18                            8.00 pm

Aug 19 – 25                            7.45 pm

Aug 26 – Sept 1                      7.30 pm

Sept 2 – 8                                7.15 pm

Sept 9 – 15                              7.00 pm

Sept 16 – 22                            6.45 pm

Sept 23 – 30                            6.30 pm

Oct 1 – 6                 5.45 pm

Oct 7 – 13                               5.30 pm

Oct 14 – 20                             5.15 pm

Oct 21 – 24                             5.00 pm

Oct 25 – 27                             4.45 pm

Oct 28 – 31                             3.45 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Grid references to forthcoming trails:

Post codes for guidance only – may not be absolutely accurate:

 

Kirkbride, Airfield – NY229546 (North-west of Wigton)

Bower House, Eskdale – NY132002

Low Place, Eskdale – NY155017

Lazonby Fell – NY500405 (CA11 9RN approx. North of Penrith)

Grange-in-Borrowdale – NY255180 (CA12 5UQ approx.)

St.Helena – NY017116 (CA22 2EL Near Egremont)

Helton – NY495213 (CA10 2QA approx. South of Penrith)

Threlkeld, Setmabanning – NY323246 (CA12 4TL approx. East of Keswick)

Oulton, Tarnrigg – NY247520 (CA7 0NS North-west of Wigton)

Gamelsby – NY258524 (CA7 0NX North-west of Wigton)

Cold Fell – NY055105 (Ennerdale Bridge – Calderbridge road)

Lamplugh – NY097216

Kendal, Soot Box – SD503918 (on the road from Kendal to Brigsteer)

Kirkland – NY087184

Crag Farm, Ennerdale – NY085151 (CA23 3AS)

Rusland – SD331893 (LA12 8LB)

Bridekirk – NY120346 (CA13 0PE)

Rosthwaite – NY257152 (CA12 5XB)

Kirkstone Pass – NY406067 (LA22 9LQ, and 1 mile on towards Troutbeck)

Dean – NY067268

Mirkholme, Bassenthwaite – NY252325 (CA12 4QX approx.)

Newlands – NY237203

Grange Grassings – NY133373

Grasmere – NY342076

Wath Brow – NY030145

Redmain – NY132356

Millstone Moor – NY138365

Latrigg Top – NY283255

Calebreak – NY345358 (CA7 8JR)

Fellside – NY305370 (CA7 8HA)

Gatesgarth, Buttermere – NY193149 (CA13 9XA)

Snow Hill – NY271383

 

 

For further information, please call 017684 83686 or e-mail hta.margaret@btinternet.com