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

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 has come in of the death of Keswick Area Committee and Executive member Graham Burkinshaw after a long illness.  Our condolences and thoughts go out to his wife Julie and to his relatives and many friends. Graham’s funeral will be held in his home county of Derbyshire on 15th March, but there will also be a service for his Cumbrian friends at Bassenthwaite Church on Friday 23rd March at 2.00 pm, and afterwards at the Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite.


PUPPY REGISTRATIONS BY AREA (subject to approval):

ASPATRIA/WIGTON – DOGSIn the Red (Endure x Silver Charm) and Trev (Remember Me x Doll)T.Satterthwaite, M.Stockdale; Overwater Seth (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force)E.& J.Irving, I & C Abbot, I Walker; Overwater Eric (Overwater Arnie x Nellie Kim) – E.& J.Irving, I Walker, I Abbot; Showbiz (Endure x Silver Charm) – Andy Horn; Release the Beast (Remember Me X Doll) – J.Lister.

BITCHES Overwater Iris (Overwater Arnie x Nellie Kim) – E & J.Irving, S.Walker, I.Abbot; Demelza (Endure x Silver Charm) – P.& C.Henderson; Thorn Disco & Thorn Diva (Jenny’s Choice x Thorn Girl) – J.& C.Satterthwaite, M.Burrow, C.Graham; Babycham (Cartier x Meadow Dixie) and Blondie (Huntsman’s Hope X Howgill Blondie) – A.Blacklock.


KESWICK – DOGS – Huntsman’s Noel (Jenny’s Choice x Thorn Girl) – D.Bland; Huntsman’s Novice (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) – D.Bland, C.Barrow, M.Baxter, P.Goode.

BITCHES – Monsoon (Westgate Kyza x Westgate Gypsy) – C.& V.Brownlee, E.Cockbain; Bizzy Lizzy (Remember Me x Doll) – B.Graham, S.Crossland; Huntsman’s Nimrod (Jenny’s Choice x Text) – D.Bland; Jenny’s Gift (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – J.Bland, A.Little.


CARLISLE/PENRITH – DOGS – Sweet William (Overwater Arnie x Nellie Kim) – M.,H.,G.& T.Holmes;  Denton Balboa (Denton Return x Denton Eclipse) – L.,H.,G.& J.Wall; Ol’ Man River (Endure x Silver Spangle) and Ol’ Blue Eyes (Remember Me x Doll) – D.,A.,O.,L & E. Chisholm & A.& H.Turner; Cracksman (Cartier x Meadow Dixie) – J.& C.Crone, A.Johnston.

BITCHES – Lakeland Jenny (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) – A.& J.Little, D.& J.Bland, H.Whitfield; Summer Gem (Fireman Sam x Aspire) – W.& C. Mark; Cracking Spirit (Fireman Sam x Aspire) – W. & P. Mellon, R.& T.Airey, J.Pattinson, H.Warrington; Eden Raine (Fireman Sam x Aspire) – D.Clifford; Meadow Spot (Cartier x Meadow Dixie) – P.Airey, J. & L.Hodgson: Lady Million (Cartier x Meadow Dixie) – C.Harrison. (Black Opium now transferred to Whitehaven Area (N.Napier)


ULVERSTON – DOGS – Cuckoo Lane (Cartier x Meadow Dixie) – R.Laidler; Valentino and Braveheart (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) - A.& M.Langhorn, E.,N.& J.Sweeney, J.Doak, T.McCarthy ; Black Eyed Mist (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) – N.,K.,J.& D.Lyon;

Huckleberry Finn (Fireman Sam x Aspire) – B.Leopold, M.& C.Wilson; Border Lad (Fireman Sam x Aspire) – H.Farrer.

BITCHES – Bluebelle (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) - A.& M.Langhorn, E.,N.& J.Sweeney, J.Doak, T.McCarthy; Amber Bay and Palm Bay (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – N.& L.Brown; Twilight – (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – B.& G.Jones.


WESTMORLAND – DOGS – Copperfield (Endure x Silver Spangle) – C.Clough, B.Laidler; Best Mate (Cartier x Meadow Dixie) – C.Clough, B.Laidler; Mr Blue Sky (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) – G.Simpson, J.Graham; Time Bandit (High Stile x Back Mist) – D.Bingham, R.Gardner: Superstar (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – P.Green, I.Bell; Super Sun – (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – I.& A.Bell.

BITCHES – Sparrowmire Bonny (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) – E.Blenkharn, P.Tomlinson, R.Reid, J.Graham; Sparrowmire Gemma (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) – E.Blenkharn, P.Tomlinson, S.Sanderson;  Grange Lyric (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – G.Thornton; Voodoo (High Stile x Black Mist) – D.Bingham, R.Gardner; Awesome (Fireman Sam x Aspire) – R.Smith, R.Dickenson, J.Carruthers; Howgill Gemstone, Howgill Hopeful, Howgill Merry Dance and Howgill Merry Gold (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – I & A.Bell; Galway Lass (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) – N.,A.,T.& Y.Wilson, T.Stainton.


COCKERMOUTH/WORKINGTON – DOGS – Simply Red (Jenny’s Choice x Thorn Girl) – W.& D.Patterson; Cody Lad (Jenny’s Choice x Text) – N.Brown, D.Studholme; Clasher (Endure x Silver Spangle) – K.Lynch, D.McMaster; Tom Thumb (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – T.,M & C.Irving; Rover (Endure x Silver Charm) – D.McMaster, Thomas Skelton, O.Chambers; Ranger (Endure x Silver Spangle) – J.Abram, S.Taylor, Ted Skelton; Barncroft Bob (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – A.O’Fee, D.Dougherty, A Rumney: High Glen and Castle Crag (High Stile x Black Mist) – I. Fleet, J.Petersen; Dickie Mint (Westgate Kyza x Westgate Gypsy) – G.Reid, J.Chatters; Red Dragon (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force) – L.Reid, F.Dixon: Collabro (JLS x Olivia) – L.& J.Steele; Colonel James ( Fireman Sam x Aspire) – W.Birkett, J.& A. McClellan. G.Whitfield, P.& J.Laidler.

BITCHES – Encourage (Endure x Silver Charm) – K.Lynch, D.McMaster; Rita (Endure x Silver Charm) – E.Taylor, A.Baxter, A.Skelton; Rhyme (Endure x Silver Spangle) – N.McMaster, S.Wilson, A.Skelton; Rhythm (Endure x Silver Charm) – J.McMaster, C.& J.Waugh; Ireland’s Mist (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) – G.Woodend, T.Hopper; October Mist (JLS x Olivia) – G.Woodend: Solitaire (JLS x Olivia) – I Fleet, J.Petersen; One Day (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) – G.Reid, J.Chatters; Red Mist (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force) – L.Reid, F.Dixon;  Babyliss (JLS x Olivia) – L.& J.Steele.


WHITEHAVEN – DOGS – Uldale Dancer (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – H.,W.& L.Park & I Alexio; Let’s Have It (High Stile x Black Mist) and Let’s Get it On (Endure x Silver Spangle) – R.& D.Graham; Yours (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) and Mine (Westgate Kyza x Westgate Gypsy) – J. & A.McClellan, P.Coughlan; Persian Night and Persian Ace (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – M.Watson; Goldfinch (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – K.& L.Finch; Miterdale Spirit (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force) – A.,SR.,S.,M.,K.& A. Steele & C.Donaldson; Clearly Cool (Denton Return x Denton Eclipse) – S.Passon, D.O’Neill; Some Lad (Endure x Silver Charm) – L.,G.,H.& J.Whitfield & W.Birkett; Blue Bolt (Endure x Silver Spangle) – J.Fearon, B.Rowlandson; Zulu (Denton Return x Denton Eclipse) and Baskerville (High Stile x Black Mist) and Nashville (Remember Me x Doll)– M.& A.Reay; Prospect Spot (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – N.Wilson, S.Smith; Chance (Endure x Silver Spangle) – S.Riley; New Agenda (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force) – M. & A.Bewley; Foxparke Slow Bro (High Stile x Black Mist) – N.,G.,R.& E.Napier; Foxparke Jiggly Puff (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) – R.,E.,N.& G.Napier; Baba O’Riley (JLS x Olivia) – D.& J.Bulman; Dragonfly (Remember Me x Doll) – T.& K.Postlethwaite, M.Fisher; Forlorn Spring (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force) – J.,J.,J.& S Jeynes.

BITCHES – Just Got It and It Is What It Is (Remember Me x Doll) – R.& D.Graham; Zola and Zara (Westgate Kyza x Westgate Gypsy) – S.& J.Irving, S.Glaister, S.Mackereth; Persian Jewel and Persian Ruby (Fireman Sam x Annie’s Bay) – M.Watson; Miterdale Special (Free Spirit x Miterdale Force) – A.,SR.,S.,M.,K.& A.Steele & C.Donaldson; Babylon (Huntsman’s Hope x Howgill Blondie) – E.& L.Crosby; Tuam Lass (JLS x Olivia) – D.& J.Bulman; Foxparke Zip It (Jenny’s Choice x Huntsman’s Jenny) – R.,E.,N.& G.Napier, G. & R.Farren; Foxparke Rambling Rose (Fireman Sam x Tinkerbell) and Foxparke Gypsy Rose (Westgate Kyza x Westgate Gypsy)  N.,R.,E.& G.Napier G.& R.Farren; Butterfly (Remember Me x Doll) – E.& J.Fisher, M.Postlethwaite.


 Transfer – Black Opium (Denton Return x Denton Eclipse) now called Foxparke ShakalakaboomboomN, R, E & G.Napier.


Message from Treasurer: Subscriptions are now due. 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)    Cheques should be made payable to HTA Ltd.


THE MAY DAY TRAILS (Monday 7TH May) will be at Helton.


FIXTURE LIST (Please e-mail or phone results to Margaret – reception for texts usually non-existent)

The season starts on Easter Saturday, 31st March. Area Committees and Promoters must let the Secretary know the dates of their trails in plenty of time!


Good news from the Aspatria and Wigton Area, who have a new committee of 10 members as of 4th March – Chairman: Andy Horn, Vice-Chairman: Sarah Glaister-Mackereth.



Official March trial trails

Wed 21 – Kirkbride P, H, AI (5.00) Please park at Grassings, not the airfield.

Thurs 22 – Plumpton H, P, AI (5.00)

Sun 25 – Kirkbride P, H, AI (2.30) Please park at Grassings, not the airfield.

Sun 25 – Coniston P, H, AI (1.30)

Wed 28 – Kirkbride P, H, AI (5.00) Please park at Grassings, not the airfield.



Championship Trails (Those fixtures in red have been confirmed)


Saturday 31st March Bower House H, P, OM, AI. (H. 2.20)


Sunday 1st – Grassings, Kirkbride H, P, OM, AI (H 2.00)

Monday 2nd - Bower House H, P, OR, V. (H. 2.20) Plus Easter Egg hunt for children after H.

Wednesday 4th – Grassings, Kirkbride H, P, AI. (H 5.30)

Saturday 7th - Bower House H, P, OM, OR. (H.2.20)

Sunday 8th – Grassings, Kirkbride H, P, ONW, AI. (H 2.00)

Wednesday 11th - Low Place H, P, OR (H.5.45)

Thursday 12th - Oulton  H, P, OR. (H 6.00)

Saturday 14th  - Low Place H, P, OM, OR  (H.1.30)

Sunday 15th - Oulton  H, P, PM, AI. (H 2.00)

Tuesday 17thLazonby H. P, AI (H 5.30)

Thursday 19th - Oulton H, P, ONW. (H.6.00)

Sunday 22nd  - Helton.

Tuesday 24th – Kendal.

Thursday 26th  - Oulton H, M, P. (H 6.00)

Saturday 28th  - Cold Fell.

Sunday 29th  - Oulton (joint with BHTA) H, M, P, PM, OR, V (12.00)


Cold Fell provisional. 


Low Place HTC

Bower House

Sat 31 March: Hounds 2.20, Pups 3.35, Open Maidens 4.05, All-In 4.35

Mon 2 April: Hounds 2.20, Pups 3.35, Open Restricted 4.05, Veterans 4.35 Easter Egg hunt for children after first trail.

Sat 7 April: Hounds 2.20, Pups 3.35, Open Maidens 4.05, Open Restricted 4.35

Low Place

Wed 11 April: Hounds 5.45, Pups 7.00, Open Restricted 7.30

Sat 14 April: Hounds 1.30, Pups 2.45, Open Maidens 4.00, Open Restricted 4.30


Carlisle & Penrith Area Committee

Lazonby Fell

Tues 17 April: Hounds 5.30, Pups 6.45, All-In 7.15


Aspatria & Wigton Area

Kirkbride (3 trailers may be used)

Sun 1 April: Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Open Maidens 3.45, All-In 4.15 Kindly sponsored by Dearham HTC. Easter Egg Hunt for children.

Wed 4 April: Hounds 5.45, Pups 7.00, All-In 7.30

Sun 8 April: Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Open Non-Winners 3.45, All-In 4.15 Kindly sponsored by Cockermouth & Workington Area Committee.

Oulton (3 trailers may be used)

Thurs 12 April: Hounds 6.00, Pups 7.15, Open Restricted 7.45

Sun 15 April: Hounds 2.00, Pups 3.15, Puppy Maidens 3.45, All-In 4.15

Thurs 19 April: Hounds 6.00, Pups 7.15, Open Non-Winners 7.45

Thurs 26 April: Hounds 6.00, Maidens 6.45, Pups 8.00

Sat 29 April: Hounds 12.00, Maidens 12.45, Pups 2.00, Puppy Maidens 2.30, Open Restricted 3.00, Veterans 3.30 Joint meeting with BHTA.


Team Competition 2018 – entries to Margaret by the end of March, pay her when you see her! (£5)


If you are using any bitch for breeding, please ask Phil for a mating certificate and return it to him, so that the HTA has a record of what litters are expected.


Pups born 1st December: Jade’s Jem x Pip’s Lad (5 d, 3 b) Earmarked.


Bitches mated:

Razzle Dazzle (Try Again) Pupped 6th February – 11 pups (6 dogs, 5 bitches) Earmarked.

Class Macara (Class Bojangles) Pupped 13th February – 1 dog pup.

Eden Rosa (Eden Rossi) Pupped 2nd February – 10 pups (2 dogs, 8 bitches – all spoken for) Earmarked.

Foxglove (Overwater Arnie) Pupped 12th February – 11 pups (3 dogs, 8 bitches) Enquiries to Emily or James, 016973 71217 (4 bitches and 1 dog available)

Mysterious (Endure) Pupped 22nd February – 10 pups (5 dogs, 5 bitches)

Bedazzled (Eclipse) Pupped 28th February – 13 pups (9 dogs, 4 bitches)

Tempress (Overwater Arnie) Pupped 18th February – 6 pups (2 dogs, 4 bitches)

Foxparke So Be It (Try Again)

Westgate Belle (Endeavour)

Sawdust (Brad)

Thorn Fire (Hunter’s Dale)

The Penny Arcade (Remember Me)


If you are planning to send a hound to be rehomed, please ring Sue on 01697 478383. Thank you.



Senior Champion: Endure; Runner-up: Jenny’s Aura.

Puppy Champion: Miterdale Shadow; Runner-up: Huntsman’s Major.

OR Points: Razzle Dazzle 76 WINNER, Sweet Harmony 73 RUNNER-UP.

OM Points:  Kinniside Beauty 63 WINNER, Miterdale Proper 53 RUNNER-UP

ONW Points: Provincial 20 WINNER, Miterdale Steel 18 RUNNER-UP

V Points: Artisan 99 WINNER, Westgate Belle 81 RUNNER-UP

SM Points:  Manna 38 WINNER, Kinniside Beauty 25 RUNNER-UP

PM Points: Escape 42 WINNER, Thorn Diamond 41 RUNNER-UP

Puppy with most tickets – Miterdale Shadow 55.

Bert Sowden cup (most points in tables) – Huntsman’s Major and Miterdale Shadow (279 tie)

Tot Kelso cup (most points in major HTA trails) – Accolade and Miterdale Shadow (18 tie)

Philip Potter cup (opposite sex to Puppy Champion) – Crazy

Team Comp. RESULT

Div 1 – 1st - Jenny’s Rascals 290, 2nd - Team Miterdale 282, 3rd - Dearham Wanderers 179, 4th - Toyah’s Troopers 163, 5th - Generally Ava & Holly’s 140, 6th - Reivers 135.

Div 11 – 1st - My Girls 84, 2nd - Tilery Stars 73, 3rd - Team Miterdale 72, 4thMiterdales 71, 5th - Dot & Ann’s Lot 70, 6th - Pennine Runners 67,

Team Competition prizes very kindly donated by Stephen Pattinson, Carlisle Glass Ltd., and Alan Little.


Westmorland trophy winners: Open H – Jenny’s Delight; Local H – Marli; Open P – Huntsman’s Major; Local P – Hawkswood; SM – Manna; PM – Cuchulainn; OM – Miterdale Proper; OR – Sweet Harmony; V – Artisan.

Show trophies: H – Jenny’s Delight; P – Jenny’s Breeze; Any other grade – Menorah.      Teddy Tyson trophy – Jenny’s Delight, Jenny’s Breeze.

Senior with most wins – Marli.   Puppy with most wins – Nikita.

Classic: H – Jenny’s Delight; M – Menorah; P – Huntsman’s Major; ONW – Sandyman; OR – Sweet Harmony; V – Artisan


Westmorland and Ulverston Areas - presentation night. Hot Pot supper and buffet. Disco. Saturday 24th March, Kendal Cricket Club, Shap Road, Kendal. 7.30 pm, tickets £7 on the door.


Carlisle/Penrith trophy winners: Open H – Washington; Open P – Huntsman’s Major; Open OR – Razzle Dazzle; Local H – Jenny’s Delight; Local P – Cracking Star; Local OR – Sweet Harmony;

Local SM – My Way & Maybe (tie); Local OM – Summer Rose; Local ONW - Summer Dancer; Shap/Helton open kennel – Bland & Barrow; Shap local kennel – Holmes Family;

Calebreak/Fellside open kennel – Bland & Barrow; Lazonby lower grades – Accolade; Helton points (Crown Prince’s Trophy) – Endure; 1941 Cup (Local hounds in HTA lower grades) – Sweet Harmony.

J & C Trophy – Huntsman’s Major.


Carlisle/Penrith Presentation:  Friday 30th March   Penrith Cricket Club, 7.30 pm. Tickets £8.00, Buffet by Theresa Lancaster and Disco by Maddison Entertainments. Contact Amy on 01228 712025 or 07709 120662.


Aspatria/Wigton trophy winners: Local winners: H- Thorn Fire, M – Step Up, P – Overwater Stanley, PM – Thorn Diamond, OM – Westgate Autumn, ONW – Westgate Autumn, OR – Ben 10.

Oulton & Kirkbride: H – Endure, P – Crazy, OR – Prudence, OM – Carrick.

Oulton winners (joint meeting with BHTA): H – Arizona, M – Cracking Gold, PM – Kinniside Mel, OR – Prudence, V – Class Macara (BHTA).

Wardhall: H – Thorn Fire, P – Red Will.

Foxhound Cup – Two Tone; Geordie Simpson cup – Summer Rose; Bobby Simpson Shield – Wanted; Outside Area cup – Endure.



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.)

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