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)






Message from the Executive Committee to all HTA members.

In the light of recent incidents, the Executive Committee has decided to bring to the attention of all HTA members Rule 30 (c) of the Powers of the Area Committees; “to enquire into and determine any complaints arising out of matters occurring in the area of that Area Committee of fraudulent, discreditable or mischievous conduct which, in its own opinion, may be calculated to injure the Association or to be prejudicial to the sport of hound trailing or which may, in its opinion, be a breach of any of the rules of the Association.”


IMPORTANT NOTICE: By order of Natural England, no practice trails are to be run on Bowness Moss (Cardurnock) or Wedholme 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.


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 Zack) – 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.



Cockermouth & Workington – Wed 6th November, Seaton Rugby League Club 7.00 pm.

Aspatria & Wigton – Thurs 7th November, Wigton Rugby Club 7.00 pm.

Keswick – Fri 8th November, Keswick Conservative Club 7.00 pm.

Whitehaven – Mon 11th November, Catholic Club, Egremont 7.30 pm.

Carlisle & Penrith – Thurs 14 November, Globe Inn, Calthwaite 7.30 pm. Note change of date.

Westmorland – Fri 15th November, 7.30 pm (venue to be confirmed)

Ulverston - Sun 17th November, 7.30 pm (venue to be confirmed)


All notices of motion for consideration at the Area Annual Meetings shall be in the hands of the Secretary, in writing, at least 3 clear days before the Meeting, duly proposed, seconded and signed by Members of the relevant Area. (N.B. E-mails, texts or phone messages will not be accepted.)

Secretary – Phil Graham, 7, Whiteside Avenue, Cockermouth CA13 9AR


C&P Area Points Update as at 17.10.19
Open Competition 
Open Senior- Huntsmans Nimrod
Open Puppy- Jennys Oracle
Open OR - Queen
Local Competition 
Local Senior- Jennys Delight 
Local Puppy- Huntsman
Local Senior Maiden- Sultan
Local Puppy Maiden- Eden Raya
Local OR- Sweet Harmony
Local Veteran- Spring Dazzler
Local OM-  Eden Raine
Local ONW- Eden Raya
Shap/ Helton top kennel - Denise Bland
Shap top local kennel- Malcolm & Ann Holmes
Calebreak/ Fellside top open kennel - Denise Bland
Lazonby Lower Grades - Eden Raya
Michael Wilding Cup (ONW points at Helton) - Overwater Iris (won with quickest time - tie for points)
Crown Prince’s Trophy (Helton) – Jenny’s Oracle
1941 Cup (Area hounds in HTA lower grades) – 
J and C Trophy (Fellside and Calebreak) - Acorn
Carol McGoldrick Trophy – Amber Bay

Whitehaven area committee, Cold Fell committee, Low Place HTC proudly present the Whitehaven area 2019 presentation evening  Friday 15th November 2019 at Egremont Catholic club. Pie and peas, live entertainment. Free entry – all welcome.

Cockermouth & Workington Area Committee & Cockermouth Supporters proudly present the 2019 presentation evening on Saturday 25th January 2020 at Hundith Hill Cockermouth. Great food great entertainment, contact Neil Brown, Nicola Mcmaster, Phil Graham to reserve tickets.

Dean & Dearham presentation evening Saturday 26th October @ Brigham social club. Buffet and Disco £10 a ticket for a night to remember. Contact Nicola McMaster to reserve your seats.

Aspatria & Wigton Area Presentation night – Saturday 9th November at Wigton Rugby Club at 7pm, tickets £10 from Sarah - come along for a night to remember!





OCTOBER (Thank you, Promoters, all fixtures now in.)



Thurs 24 – Seaton H, P, OM (3.15)

Sat 26 – Sandale Heights H, M, P, OR, V (1.00)

Sun 27 – Gatesgarth (Buttermere Show trails) H, M, P, PM, OR (1.00)

Tues 29 – Buttermere H, P, OM, OR (1.30)

Thurs 31 – Millstone Moor H, M, P, PM, V (12.45)


Ike Walker memorial points competition. A points competition is being held during the month of October for the Ike Walker Memorial Trophy . The competition will be run over the 12 trails in the Cockermouth & Workington area during the month of October .

6pts for 1st down to 1pt for 6th. All grades count. The dog with most points wins the Ike Walker Memorial Trophy plus £60. 2nd placed dog wins £40.  3rd Placed Dog wins £20.


Aspatria & Wigton Area

Sandale Heights

Sat 26 October: Hounds 1.00, Maidens 1.45, Pups 3.00, Open Restricted 3.30, Veterans 4.00


Buttermere Show Committee

Gatesgarth, Buttermere

Sun 27 October: Hounds 1.00, Maidens 1.45, Pups 3.00, Puppy Maidens 3.30, Open Restricted 4.00

Puppy trail kindly sponsored by Gordon and Mary Benson. Cash for points.


Cockermouth Area trails


Thurs 24 October: Hounds 3.15, Pups 4.30, Open Maidens 5.00

Puppy trail kindly sponsored by Mark Bryden.

Millstone Moor

Thurs 31 October: Hounds 12.45, Maidens 1.30, Pups 2.45, Puppy Maidens 3.15, Veterans 3.45 Cash for points.

Gatesgarth, Buttermere

Tues 29 October: Hounds 1.30, Pups 2.45, Open Maidens 3.15, Open Restricted 3.45




Team Comp after 28 weekends:

Div.1 – Eden Rascals 243, Huntsman's Pack 205, Jenny's Rascals 183, Team Miterdale 154, Pennine Runners 116, Dearham Wanderers 111, Spring Show 98, Golden Girls 96, Red Devils 95.    


Div.11 – Eden Rascals 108, Tilery Stars 72, Gracie’s Team 67, Spring Show 66, Just Its 64, Miterdales 51, Golden Girls 42, Bootleggers 40, ZZ Top 38, Dearham Wanderers 37, Ava's Lads 35.


Further sponsorship has come in for the Team Competition, courtesy of Dr Patrick Goode, a keen HTA member from Herefordshire, and also from Andy Horn – very many thanks.

Generous support again from our aniseed supplier, DeMonchy. Entry money is £145, so we will have a good prize pot to distribute at the end of the season - equally divided between

both Divisions.


HTA Wins after week 28 of 30 (Week ended 13/10/19)

H (122 races) – Crazy 20, Huntsman’s Nimrod 19, Miterdale Shadow 19, Jenny’s Aura 12, Huntsman’s Major 8, Liz 7, Jenny’s Delight 4, Miterdale Steel, Huntsman’s Novice, Best Mate, and Cuckoo Lane 3. 8 races left.

P (122 races) - Acorn 30, Limber and Jenny’s Oracle 17, Huntsman 9, Reebok 7, Miterdale Duchess 6, Overwater Sully 5, Huntsman’s Orchid and Shotgun 4, Opal 3.  8 races left.

HTA Points (Top 10)

OM (59 races) - Showbiz 43 (finished), Dragonfly 41 (finished), Sultan 28, Sparrowmire Casanova and Some Lad 25, Foxparke Hooligan and In the Red 22, Foxparke Billy Elliot 20, Starlight, Miterdale Prim and Night Vision 19.  2 races  left.

OR (69 races) – Jenny’s Breeze 62, Sweet Harmony 61 (finished), Rhyme 60, Rover 50, Black Legend 47, Spring Drifter 39, Eden Rossi 33, Huntsman's Jenny 32, Copperfield 30, Explore 29.  6 races left.

V (40 races) -  Aspire 122, Thorn Fire 112, Tommy's Legacy 82, Mysterious 77, Explore and Starlight 64, Spring Dazzler 48,  Meadow Dixie 35, Huntsman’s Jenny 32, JLS 26.  3 races left.

SM (24 races) – Hawkswood 40 (finished), Copperfield 30 (finished), Sultan 25, Foxparke Hooligan 24, Some Lad 23, Monsoon 17, Amber Bay and Red Mist 15, Trev 13, Dragonfly 12. 4 races left.

PM (14 races) – Eden Raya 37 (finished), Foxparke Mo Farren 23, Blue Blaze 21, Muse 20, Kinniside Dan 17, Oakbank Izzy 16, Thorn Blossom 9, Celebration 8.  2 races left.

ONW (17 races) – In the Red 38 (finished), Some Lad 31, Bluebelle and Kinniside Jacko 14, Babyliss 13, Foxparke Mo Farren 11, Braveheart and Foxparke Gypsy Rose 7, Howgill Merridance and Black Eyed Mist 6.  1 race left.

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) Earmarked.

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

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

Denton Eclipse (Spring Dazzler) Pupped 23rd March, 10 pups, 5 d, 5 b.  Earmarked.

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

Dawn (Red Will) Pupped 2nd April, 7 pups, 5 d, 2 b. Earmarked.

Tagget (Tommy’s Legacy) Pupped 10th April, 4 pups, 2d, 2b. Earmarked.

8 litters, 66 pups.


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