While travelling through the Lake District you may suddenly come across a field full of cars, with men and women standing with binoculars in hand, a line of people will be shouting and cheering, calling out names and blowing whistles. You may wonder what you have stumbled upon, and then you realise that this is one of Cumbria's oldest and most popular sports - Hound Trailing.

Racing takes place over moorland, fields and fells, the hounds following a trail made of a mixture of paraffin and oil of aniseed. Two trailers carry rags to the halfway point and then walk away from each other, one towards the start and one towards the finish, laying the trail. As the race unfolds many of the owners and spectators lay bets with the bookmakers who are a permanent part of the trailing fraternity. When the timekeeper shouts "trail", the race is close to finishing, and the betting stops. The first dog to cross the line wins. Judging the result of a hound trail can often be a close call, with a video camera 'photo finish' sometimes used to decide the result.

 


Anybody wanting to participate in the running of hounds must be a member of the association and have their hounds registered. Some owners like to breed their own puppies; others buy them from a breeder. Puppies begin their training at 6 months and by the end of the year they are racing on practice trails against other pups. By the start of the season proper in April they are ready for the real thing.


ASSOCIATION STRUCTURE AND CONTACT DETAILS 


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 - Fiona Dixon,

Glenmore, Flimby Brow, Flimby, Maryport

CA15 8TD

(Tel:07584 660379)

e-mail: 123bluebell123@gmail.com

HTA Treasurer - John Bromage,

Fletchers, Irton, Holmrook 

CA19 1TD 

(Tel: 019467 23714).

Cheques to be made payable to HTA Ltd. 

For online transfers contact John direct for details.

e-mail: jdbromage@btinternet.com

Website Editor - Margaret Baxter,

Ash Cottage, Blencow, Penrith

CA11 0DB (Tel: 017684 83686)

e-mail: hta.margaret@btinternet.com

hta.websiteeditor@houndtrailing.org.uk


2021 RULE BOOK 

New Rule Book 2021 amended version

COVID 19 RULES FOR 2021 SEASON

Covid Rules 2021

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Roy Laidler, Victor Brownlee, Tommy Newall, Dicky Smithson, Margaret Baxter, David Loan, Carole Jackson, Russell Dawson, Joe Simpson, John Pattinson, Harry Turner,

David Hogg, Darren McMaster, Christine McGee, Tony Steel, Andy Horn, Alison Langhorn, Louise Pounder, Lyn Garritty (Book Maker Rep)


Co-Opted Members - Duncan Chisholm, John Bromage


ASPATRIA AND WIGTON COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

Andy Horn Tel: 07484808040

VICE CHAIRMAN

Vacant

TREASURER

Vacant 

COMMITTEE

Christopher Henderson, Alan Blacklock, James Irving, Emily Irving, Tanya Satterthwaite 


COCKERMOUTH AND WORKINGTON AREA COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

Fiona Dixon Tel: 01900 817957 

VICE CHAIRMAN

Darren McMaster Tel: 07583205855

TREASURER

Phil Graham Tel: 07881575986

COMMITTEE

David Hogg, Gary Woodend, Jayne Peterson, Alan O'Fee, Ian Fleet, Keith Lynch, Laura Steel, Nicola McMaster, Phil Graham


CARLISLE AND PENRITH COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

Paul Airey Tel: 01228 511679

VICE CHAIRMAN

John Pattinson Tel: 017683 61203

TREASURER

Amy Chisholm Tel: 01228712025

COMMITTEE

Tina Airey, Robert Airey, Bill Melon, Harry Turner, Pat Melon, Duncan Chisholm, Ann Turner, Margaret Baxter, Lee Wall


WHITEHAVEN AREA COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

Christine McGee Tel: 01946 812650

VICE CHAIRMAN

Anthony Steel Tel: 01946723258

TREASURER

T. Birkett Tel: 019467 23714

COMMITTEE

Stephanie Steel, Joe Fearon, James McClelland


KESWICK AREA COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

David Loan Tel: 017687 72880

VICE CHAIRMAN

Stanley Jackson Tel: 017687 77677

TREASURER

Christine Brownlee Tel : 017687 77647

COMMITTEE

Michael Charlton, Jenny Bland, Andrew Denley, Denise Bland, John Loan, Carol Jackson, Eric Cockbain


WESTMORLAND AREA COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

Russell Dawson Tel: 015397 21987

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Joe Simpson Tel: 015397 27765

TREASURER

Currently Vacant

COMMITTEE

Pat Tomlinson, Richard Gardner, Donna Bingham


ULVERSTON AREA COMMITTEE DETAILS 2021

CHAIRMAN

Alison Langhorn Tel: 015395 32195

VICE CHAIRMAN

Louise Pounder Tel: 07894735857

TREASURER

Vacant

COMMITTEE

 

Jean Metcalf, Nicola Lyon, Geoff Jones, Barbara Jones, John Lyon, Martin Langhorn