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

Chairman – J.B.Laidler, 2, Oldfield Road, Windermere LA23 1AZ (Tel: 015394 45200)

Vice-Chairman – P.Airey, 14, Wooton Way, Carlisle CA2 6SW (Tel: 01228 511679)

HTA Secretary – Phillip Graham, 7, Whiteside Avenue, Cockermouth CA13 9AR (Tel: 07881 575986)



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



Website Editor - Margaret Baxter, Ash Cottage, Blencow, Penrith CA11 0DB (Tel: 017684 83686)



Very sad news today of the death of Michael Wilding of Kendal. Our deep sympathies go out to Dot and all the family.

A message has also been received that Eric Charlton has died during his winter break on Majorca.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: By order of Natural England, no practice trails are to be run on Bowness Moss (Cardurnock) or Whadam Moss (Grassings) without permission from Andy Horn or Brian Shaw (BHTA).

This is a clause requested by Natural England, and anybody who trials without permission is putting Hound Trailing at risk in that area.


The Forestry Commission has asked that no hounds should be run at Cogra Moss for the time being, as heavy machinery is being used in forestry work.


82 pups have now been registered.

Bitch Puppy registrations 2019

Acorn (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) R.Smith, R.Dickinson, Kendal;   Adele (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) W.& R.Dawson, Kendal;   Bonaire (Jimmy Choo x Flashdance) Phil Graham, Cockermouth;  Celebration (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) C.Harrison, Fingland;    Celebrity (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) C.Harrison, Fingland;    Class Farah Mo (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) C.Roper, Longtown;     Clearwater (Try Again x Foxparke So Be It) C.Harrison, Fingland;    Cracking Last One (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) W.& P.Mellon, J.Pattinson, R.& T.Airey, Appleby;    Eden Raya (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) M.Addison, C.Robinson, Great Salkeld;    Fearlass (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) N.Wilson, Y.& A.Wilson, S.& T.Stainton, Troutbeck;    Foxparke LOL (Try Again x Foxparke So be It) R,G,N & E.Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;    Foxparke Mo Farren (Try Again x Foxparke So be It) N,R,E & G Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Foxparke Parma Violet (Endure x Mysterious) R,E,G & N Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Foxparke Twilight (Try Again x Foxparke So be It) R,E,G & N Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Hunter’s Flame (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) C.Graham, D.Reay, Kelsick;    Huntsman’s Orchid (Eclipse x Bedazzled) D.Bland, C.Barrow, A.Little, Patterdale;   Jenny’s Oracle (Endure x Mysterious) J.& D.Bland, A.Little, Patterdale;    Josephine (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) L.Reid, D.Allison, Cockermouth;   Jubilee (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) D.Hogg, Workington;   Lady Gaga (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) W.& R.Dawson, Kendal;  Lady Grace (Eclipse x Bedazzled) S.& C.Jackson, D.Loan, A.Denley, Borrowdale;    Landy Lady (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) D.Bingham, R.Gardner, Tebay;    Lillian (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) A.Blacklock, Kirkbride;  Lilly (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) L.Reid, D.Allison, Cockermouth;   Limber (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) A.Blacklock, Kirkbride;   Maggie’s Dream (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) B.& G.Graham, S.Crossland, O.Chisholm, Bassenthwaite;   Maggie May (Endure x Mysterious) R.& G.Farren, E.Napier, Arlecdon;    Miterdale Duchess (Endure x Mysterious) A,SR,S,M,K.& A.Steele, K.Lynch, B.Garritty, M.Thornton, Eskdale;   Muse (Eclipse x Bedazzled) C.Brownlee, Borrowdale;    Oakbank Allie (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) J.& A.Steele, A.Wilson, Skelsmergh;    Oakbank Izzy (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) J.& A.Steele, A.Wilson, Skelsmergh;     Opal (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) E.& L.Crosby, D.Bland, Whitehaven;   Overwater Jazz (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) E.Irving, J.Abbott, S.Walker, Uldale;    Overwater Pippa (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) E,J.& E.Irving, I.Abbott, Uldale;  Scafell Lass (Remember Me x The Penny Arcade) E.& A.Postlethwaite, Eskdale;   Showpiece (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) A.& A.Horn, Drumleaning;   Sojourner (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) E.& L.Crosby, Whitehaven; Summer Secret (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) W.& C.Mark, Cumwhitton;    Summer Vixen (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) W.& C.Mark, Cumwhitton;      Thorn Blaze (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) J.Satterthwaite, M.& M.Burrow, Kelsick;    Thorn Blossom (Eclipse x Bedazzled) J.Satterthwaite, M.& M.Burrow, Kelsick;    Tilly Trotter (Endure x Mysterious) G.& R.Farren, E,Napier, Arlecdon;   Tremor (Overwater Arnie X Tempress) W.& G.Todd, Cockermouth;    Trinket (Overwater Arnie X Tempress) W.& G.Todd, Cockermouth.

Dog Puppy registrations 2019

Another Try (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) L,G,H & J.Whitfield, E.Moore, W.Dawson, Moor Row;   Apache (TryAgain x Razzle Dazzle) D,L & C.McGee, Cleator Moor;   Aruba (Jimmy Choo x Flashdance) Phil Graham, Cockermouth;   Blueblaze (Endure x Mysterious) J.Fearon, B.& E.Rowlandson, Cleator Moor;    Blue Diamond (Eclipse x Bedazzled) B.& E.Rowlandson, J.Fearon, Cleator Moor;     BOB (Eclipse x Bedazzled) T,M & C.Irving, L.Reid, Cockermouth;    Buzz Lightning (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) E.Hodgkiss, D.Bromage, DW Crowe, Eskdale;    Captain James (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) J.& A.McClellan, B.Birkett, G.Whitfield, Cleator Moor;    Dash (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove, DW & M.Crowe, Eskdale;   Foxparke Bogtrotter (Try Again x Foxparke So Be It) R,G,N & E.Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Foxparke So Be Him (Try Again x Foxparke So Be It) N,R,E & G.Napier, E.Moore, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;    Huntsman (Endure x Mysterious) A, A. & J.Little, C.Barrow, D.Bland, Patterdale;    Kinniside Dan (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;   Kinniside Jacko (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;   Kinniside Mick (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;   Kinniside Sam (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;    Lieutenant James (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) B.Birkett, J.& A.McClellan, Cleator Moor;    Major James (Endure x Mysterious) J.& A.McClellan, B.Birkett, Cleator Moor;   Miterdale Stanley (Eclipse x Bedazzled) A,SR,S,M,K & A.Steele, L.Pounder, Eskdale;    Our Man Mike (Eclipse x Bedazzled) G.Reid, J.Chatters, Cockermouth;   Overwater Flash (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) C.& J.Abbott, J.& E.Irving, A.Farish, Uldale;   Overwater Marvin (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) J.& E.Irving, Uldale;   Overwater Robert  (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) I.& C.Abbott, E,J & E.Irving, Uldale;   Overwater Sully (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) J.& E.Irving, I.Abbott, Uldale;   Overwater Swift (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) J, E.& E.Irving, Uldale;    Peaky Blinder (Remember Me x The Penny Arcade) T.J Postlethwaite, Holmrook;   Pete’s Dragon (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) D.W.Crowe, I.Walker, Eskdale;   Plainsman (Eclipse x Bedazzled) K.Lynch, D.McMaster, D.Studholme, Dearham;    Prospect Spring (Eclipse x Bedazzled) N.Wilson, S.Smith, Distington;   Reebok (Eclipse x Bedazzled) S.Crossland, B.Graham, E.Chisholm, Bassenthwaite;  Shotgun (Endure x Mysterious) N.McMaster, S.Taylor, A.& T.Skelton, Dearham;    Splendid Cody (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) D,S,B & L.Hetherington, Fletchertown;    Showroom (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) A.Horn, Drumleaning;   Salvator (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) H,W.& L.Park, A.Aleixo, Egremont;   Tommy Gun (Eclipse x Bedazzled) D.& J.McMaster, Alice Skelton, Dearham;    Top Gun (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) D.McMaster, E.Taylor, A.Baxter, O.Chambers, Dearham;    Wirlin Spring (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) J,J,J.& S.Jeynes, Arlecdon;    Young Gun (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) J.Abram, S.Wilson, Ted Skelton, Dearham.


Name changes: West Tip (now Zac) – S.Irving, Frizington.   Kinnniside Mel (now Companion) – S.Riley, Cleator Moor.    Jut Got It (now Foxparke Just Got It) – N.Napier, Egremont.


New registrations:  Deepdale Flynn – A.Horn, Drumleaning.  Deepdale Frank – J.Bradley, Drumleaning.    Splendid Mikey, Elsa Star and Donna’s Pride – D.Hetherington, Fletchertown.

Spring Dazzler and Spring Rascal – J.Horn, Brisco.  Spring Drifter and Spring Ranter – R.Ridley, Brisco.


Transferred out of HTA – Frankel, Jazz Singer, Demelza, Huntsman’s Magician, Cracksman, Mr Ant.




Good news – our aniseed supplier, DeMonchy, are sponsoring again this year, so many thanks to them. Also, we will be supported by Andy Horn's Criffel Vue Private Hire - thank you very much.

Usual rules – teams of 4 hounds gaining points on Saturdays and Sundays. Send your hounds’ names, plus the team name and the name of the Manager to Margaret by the end of March.

Entry fee £5. Points are 6 for 1st, 5 for 2nd etc. If a hound gets a ticket on both days, only the higher score counts. Teams are entered automatically in both Division 1 and Division 11.

Only 10 teams entered so far. Come along, peeps, get your entries in by 31st March!



Choose 3 seniors, 3 pups and 1 lower grade. Points 6,5,4,3,2,1 – weekends only, double points for major trails and International. Entry £5 to be in by 31st March to Jayne Petersen (no payment, no entry!)


200 Club – March draw - 1st (150) Norma Reay £75, 2nd (22) Lisa Whitfield £25.



145 members attended and enjoyed the AGM on 3rd February. Over 70 trophies, replicas and prizes were presented by new Life Member Margaret Baxter.

Notices of Motion carried: 1 – to revert back to 2 wins allowed per season in SM, PM and OM grades (Carried 49 – 46 after several recounts).

2 – to remove the deadline of 31st March for applications by affiliated associations to hold invitation trails.

Notices of Motion defeated: - 1- to replace “Saturday” with “weekend” for the Produce Stakes – Defeated 37 – 33, so Produces will remain on Saturdays.

2 – earmarking of pups – this will continue.


Official March Trial Trails, held under HTA rules (The results will be on the Results page of the official website)

Thurs 21st March – Buttermere P, H, AI (5.15) Note earlier start time.

Sat 23rdLow Place P, H, AI (2.30) Note later start time.

Sun 24th – Grassings P, H, AI (11.00)

Fri 29th - Grassings P, H, AI (5.30)



(Dates will be put in black when the details have been confirmed)


Mon 1 – Bower House H, P, OM, AI (5.00)

Tues 2 – Grassings H, P, V, AI (5.00)

Sat 6 – Bower House H, P, OM, V (1.45) Grand National live on TV at the pub.

Sun 7 – Grassings H, P, OR, AI (11.00)

Mon 8 – Bower House H, P, OM (5.30)

Wed 10 – Low Place H, P, OR (5.45)

Thurs 11 – Gamelsby H, P, OR, AI (5.15)

Sat 13 – Low Place H, P, OM, OR, V (2.00)

Sun 14 – Oulton H, RH, P, AI (1.00)

Tues 16 – Oulton H, P, OM (5.30)

Sat 20 – Helton H, M, P, ONW, AI (1.00)

Mon 22 – Low Place H, P, OM, OR, V (2.00)

Thurs 25 - Gamelsby H, P, ONW, AI (5.45)

Sat 27 – Cold Fell

Sun 28 – Oulton H, RH, P, PM, V (1.00)

Tues 30 – Lazonby H, P, AI (6.00, 7.30, 8.00)


Sat 4 – Oulton H, M, P, OR (1.00)

Sat 11 – Low Place H, P, OM, OR (2.00)

Sun 12 – Lazonby

Sat 18 – Lazonby

Tues 21 – Lazonby


Sun 2 – Lazonby


Carlisle & Penrith Area Committee


Sat 20 April: Hounds 1.00, Maidens 1.45, Pups 3.00, Open Non-Winners 3.30, All-In 4.00


Tues 30 April: Hounds 6.00, Pups 7.30, All-In 8.00


 Aspatria & Wigton Area Committee (3 trailers may be used at these 3 venues)

Tues 2 April: Hounds 5.00, Pups 6.15, Veterans 6.45, All-In 7.15

Sun 7 April: Hounds 11.00, Pups 12.15, Open Restricted 12.45, All-In 1.15

Thurs 11 April: Hounds 5.15, Pups 6.30, Open Restricted 7.00, All-In 7.30

Thurs 25 April: Hounds 5.45, Pups 7.00, Open Non-Winners 7.30, All-In 8.00


Sun 14 April: Hounds 1.00, Restricted Hounds 1.45, Pups 3.00, All-In 3.30

Tues 16 April: Hounds 5.30, Pups 6.45, Open Maidens 7.15

Sun 28 April: Hounds 1.00, Restricted Hounds 1.45, Pups 3.00, Puppy Maidens 3.30, Veterans 4.00

Sat 4 May: Hounds 1.00, Maidens 1.45, Pups 3.00, Open Restricted 3.30


Low Place HTC

Bower House

Mon 1 April: Hounds 5.00, Pups 6.15, Open Maidens 6.45, All-In 7.15

Sat 6 April: Hounds 1.45, Pups 3.00, Open Maidens 3.30, Veterans 4.00 Grand National will be shown live on TV at the pub.

Mon 8 April: Hounds 5.30, Pups 6.45, Open Maidens 7.15
Low Place
Wed 10 April: Hounds 5.45, Pups 7.00, Open Restricted 7.30

Sat 13 April: Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Open Maidens 3.45, Open Restricted 4.15, Veterans 4.45


Whitehaven Area Committee

Low Place

Mon 22 April: Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Open Maidens 3.45, Open Restricted 4.15, Veterans 4.45

Sat 11 May: Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Oopen Maidens 3.45, Open Restricted 4.15





Ulverston Area

Open H: Jenny’s Aura.     Area H: Lady Anne.     Open & Area P: Cuckoo Lane.

Senior M: Lady Anne.      PM: Huntsman’s Novice.      OM: Flawless.     ONW: Border Lad.

OR: Rita, Hawkswood, Jenny’s Breeze, Huntsman’s Magician (tie).    V. Capetown and Aspire (tie)

Most championship wins: Cuckoo Lane.   3 Shows Trophy: Miterdale Steel & Cuckoo Lane.

Norma McLean trophy: Roy Laidler.

AGM: 12 attended. Top senior hound – Persian Bay (3 wins); top puppy, Cuckoo Lane (21 wins, & runner up in the puppy championship),

Area kennel with most tickets, Roy Laidler (57). Area had 12 meetings in the season, with 781 entries. New Vice-Chairman – Louise Pounder. New Area Committee member – Martin Langhorn.

Proposal carried – Rule 84 (F, G, H, N) to read: “Open to all hounds/puppies not having won more than 2 higher grade trails, 2 wins allowed per season”.



Westmorland Area points winners:

Open H – Jenny’s Delight.    Area H – Queen.    Open P – Cuckoo Lane.     Area P – Best Mate.

M – Maybe.   PM – Super Sun.    OMLady Bethan.     OR – Jenny’s Breeze.      V – Capetown.

Four Shows – H Jenny’s Delight; P Huntsman’s Novice; Any other grade – Huntsman’s Jenny.

Local H, most wins – Canny Mover.    Local P, most wins – Best Mate.

AGM: 20 members attended. The 13 trail meetings attracted 689 entries. Top area H – Canny Mover (6 wins), top area P – Best Mate (15 wins).

Recommendation carried – Ear-marking to cease (as micro-chipping is now required by law). This will go forward to the AGM for discussion by the members. More information is needed about the

correct procedure and documentation etc. Earliest start date would be January 2020.



Bitches mated 2018/9

Miterdale Force (Free Spirit) Pupped 20th January, 10 pups, 6 d. 4 b. Earmarked.

Lady Anne (Endure) Pupped 6th February, 9 pups. (All spoken for)

Jenny’s Rascal (Free Spirit) 8 pups, 6 b, 2 d.

Silver Charm (Endure) Pupped 19th February, 8 pups, 5 d, 3 b.

Denton Eclipse (Spring Dazzler)

Spring Rascal (Spring Drifter) Pupped 19th March, 10 pups, 7 d, 3 b.

Artisan (Eden Rossi)


REHOMING  -  to book hounds in for re-homing, please contact Sue Lloyd (016974 78383 evenings) or e-mail her on

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.


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.)

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

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

Redmain – NY132356

Millstone Moor – NY138365

Latrigg Top – NY283255

Calebreak – NY345358 (CA7 8JR)

Fellside – NY305370 (CA7 8HA)

Gatesgarth, Buttermere – NY193149 (CA13 9XA)



For further information, please call 017684 83686 or e-mail