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29th November 2021 - message from Andy Horn

There will be a demonstration hound trail held before racing on the 12th December at Carlisle Race course. 

Open to all with a maximum of 16 hounds on a first come first served basis. Owners and 1 guest will get free entry

to the races and we ask for assistance with a bucket collection in aid of the Air Ambulance and Hound Trailing Charities. 

Those who would like to attend and run their hounds and assist in the day's proceedings are asked to contact Andy Horn to book their place. 

This is a great spectacle to promote our sport and has always been well received by the general public.


Thanks Andy


28th November 2021 - Message from Secretary

Just to let people know that BBC Radio Cumbria are doing a programme on hound trailing on Tuesday 30th November any time from 7.50am onwards (please note change in time) on the breakfast programme with Mike Keller. There will be a longer piece at 10.30am also.

There will also be a further video going up on the BBC face book page and on Twitter. Andrew Carter who compiled the programme would like to thank all those who contributed to this.

I believe some of the programme was shot at the Cumrew trails. Andrew is hoping to do some further work next year to further promote hound trailing.


Many thanks Fiona


17th November 2021 - Message from Secretary

For the attention of all Area Committee members the December meeting will take place on the 12th December The Cons Club at Keswick - 1.30pm.

All Notice of Motion and Recommendations will be reviewed as part of the agenda..

Thanks Fiona


16th November 2021 - Message from Aspatria and Wigton Area
Points Winners
Local Hound - Hunter's Flame
Local Senior Maiden - Thorn Rose
Local Puppy - Thorn Belle
Local Puppy Maiden - Thorn Pop
Open Non-Winners - Tie - Intensity and Thorn Crackle - Laurie Hill Memorial Trophy
Open Maidens - Thorn Fire - Tommy Thompson Memorial Cup
Open Restricted - Showbiz - Brian Atkinson Challenge Trophy
Oulton/Kirkbride
Senior Hound - Acorn
Puppy - Thorn Belle
Open Maidens - Thorn Fire
Open Restricted - Cracking Spirit
Geordie Simpson Cup - Thorn Rose (Senior Maiden Winner - Stockdale)
John Dixon Cup - tie - Acorn and Thorn Belle (most points at Oulton)
Bobby Simpson Shield - Thorn Rose (most maiden points in A&W Area)
Outside Area Cup - tie - Liz and Huntsman's Quantum (most points at A&W trails excluding Cumrew trails)

12th November 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

C&P Area Trophy Winners 2021

Open Senior: Reebok

Open Puppy: Huntsman’s Que

Open O.R: Spring Music

Local Senior most points in HTA: Cracking Last One

Local Puppy most points in HTA: Sir Robert

Local Senior Maiden: Eagle Star

Local Puppy Maiden: Eden Romina

Local Open Restricted: Huntsman

Local Open Maiden: Eden Romina

Local Open Non Winner: Spring Music

Local Veteran: Meadow Josie

Shap & Helton Top Open Kennel: Denise Bland

Shap Top Local Kennel: tie between Mark & Linda’s ‘Eagle’ kennel and Malcolm & Ann Holmes’ kennel

Crown Prince Trophy (Helton Points): Reebok

J&C Crone Trophy (Calebreak & Fellside Points): Martha

Carol McGoldrick Trophy (Helton Senior Maiden Points): tie between Eleanor’s Lass & Thorn Rose

Michael Wilding Trophy (Helton ONW Points): Thorn Crackle

1941 Cup (Area Hound or Puppy with most points in lower grade trails): Huntsman


Thanks Amy.


12th November 2021 - Message from Cockermouth and Workington Area 

AREA TROPHIES:

Senior: Babycham

Maidens: Foxparke Mo Farren

Puppy: Martha

Opposite Sex: Miterdale Dusk

Puppy Maiden: Thorn Pop

Veterans: Silver Dusk

Open Non-Winners: Foxparke Prince

Open Maiden:  Foxparke LOL

Open Restricted: Miterdale Favour

Moathill Trophy (Field Trails): (fell) Martha

Elsie and David Harrison Trophy: Thorn Belle

Local Competitions:

Senior (Allport Trophy): Silver Dancer

Maidens (Jennings Trophy): Jubilee

Puppy (J. Casson Memorial Trophy): Martha

Puppy Maiden (F. Kirkbride Memorial Trophy): Swamp Fox 

Open Maiden: In The Red 

Open Restricted: Bob

Veterans: Silver Dusk

Cockermouth Supporters Group

Senior: Cracking Last One

Puppy: Martha

Open Maiden: In The Red 

Open Restricted: Nashville

Jimmy Crone Trophy: Hunter’s Flame

Jackie Hewitson Trophy: Thorn Belle

Michael Renney Memorial Trophy: Huntsman

Eric Walker Trophy: Cautious

Farrel Gorley Memorial Trophy: Thorn Belle

Shindig Cup: Busy Maid

Ike Walker Memorial Trophy (most points in October trails): Babycham

Cash For Points Competition:

Senior: Silver Dusk

Puppy: Thorn Belle

Cockermouth Show Trophies:

Senior: Hunter’s Flame

Maiden: Companion

Puppy: Thorn Belle

Puppy Maiden: Bellrigg

Veteran: Silver Dusk

Dearham Points:

Senior: Babycham

Puppy: Martha

Open Maiden: In The Red

Open Restricted: Miterdale Favour

Wardhall Points: 

Senior: Acorn

Puppy: Martha

 

Many Thanks Nicola


4th November 2021 - message from Secretary

I have been informed today of the passing of Peter Wilson who died at his home in Devon. In 1997, Peter Wilson started the Lakeland Trail hound Trust from his home in Bewaldeth to promote trail hounds as pets and find homes for them when they retired from racing in the Lake District. He retired in 2007 and moved down to Devon to live, the Lakeland Trail hound Welfare Trust continues and still rehomes dogs, with some lovely stories of hounds finding new loving families in retirement.

Our thoughts and our condolences go to his family and friends at this sad time.


Thanks Fiona


2nd November 2021 - message from Whitehaven Area

Whitehaven's presentation night will take place on the 12th November at 7-7.30pm at Egremont Catholic Club. It will be a Pie and Pea supper.

Entertainment provided. This years and last years winners to be presented. Please can you let Christine know if 

you are planning to attend as she needs numbers for the pie's


Whitehaven Chairman - Christine McGee


1st November 2021 - Message from Secretary

Points table for 2021 have now been updated and are available on the Season Tab.

Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups for 2021.

Reminder of Area Annual General meeting dates and times:

Whitehaven Area Annual General Meeting - 1st November, 7.00pm at Egremont Catholic Men's Club, St Bridget's Lane, Egremont CA22 2BD

Cockermouth and Workington Area Annual General Meeting - 2nd November, 7.00pm at Seaton Rugby Club, Station Yard, Seaton, Workington CA14 1NP

Aspatria and Wigton Area Annual General Meeting - 3rd November, 7.00pm at Greenhill Hotel, Red Dial, Wigton, CA7 8LS

Westmorland Area Annual General Meeting - 11th November, 7.00pm at Kendal Cricket Club, 28-30 Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6BZ

Ulverston Area Annual General Meeting - 10th November, 7.00pm at The Keg and Kitchen, Palace Buildings, Main Street, Grange Over Sands, LA11 6AB

Carlisle and Penrith Area Annual General Meeting - 12th November, 7.15pm at The Globe Inn, Calthwaite, Penrith, CA11 9QT (note change of start time)

Keswick Area Annual General Meeting - 15th November at 7.30pm, Conservative Club, Keswick (note change of date)

Thanks Fiona


1st November 2021 - message from Cockermouth and Workington Area

Result of Ike Waker Points - 1st Babycham 2nd Jue's Pride 3rd Cracking Last One Two - well done to all and thank you for supporting the trails

Top Tipster over Millstone Moor Trails - Laura Steel

Top Team Tipster on the Day - joint winners - Margaret Pattinson and Stephen Irving


29th October 2021 - message from secretary

Carlisle and Penrith Area Annual General meeting commences at 7.15pm and not 7.00pm as indicated previously.


Thanks Fiona

28th October 2021 - Message from secretary

Updated points tables are now on the Season tab as of today, as they have been since June, apologies if people have been unaware of this but regular notices have been posted on the news page letting people know when they have been update. 

Although we still have one trail to go before the season closes, the Senior Hounds and the Puppy Championships have already been decided with impressive performances from Crazy and Duchess Ava, Congratulations to both parties and to the runners up Acorn and Thorn Belle.

Congratulations go to the winners and runners up of the Senior Maiden Championship, Kinniside Jacko, the Open Maiden Championship, Imagine, the Open Non-Winner Championship Foxparke Prince and the Open Restricted Championship, Miterdale Favour all of which have now also been decided.

Competitions still to run for include the Puppy Maiden Championship where Thorn Crackle and Thorn Pop both have a chance of winning and the Veteran Championship where there are still three hounds running for the final places which include Silver Dusk, General James and Miterdale Steel all of whom have ran well throughout the season.


28th October 2021 - Message from Cockermouth and Workington Area

 

Ike Walker points so far with one trail left to decide the final three places.



25th October 2021 - message from Secretary

Please note that the trails on Thursday at Stockdale have been cancelled


thanks Fiona


24th October 2021 - Message from Whitehaven Area

It is with great sadness to announce the death of Dot Graffin from Frizington. Dot and her late husband Frank had hound dogs for a good many years

running them with their family Frankie, Iris, Norah and Colin. One of their best hounds was Triple Crown. Condolences to the family.

Christine - Area Chairperson


24th October 2021 - Message from Cockermouth and Workington Area Committee

Ike Walker points as of the 24th October 2021


24th October 2021 - Message from Secretary

Just to let people know that there will be no Shepperd's Meets this year.

Also the points tables have been updated as of the 24th October and are situated on the Season tab

Thanks Fiona


23rd October 2021 - Message from Keswick Area 

The Area Annual General meeting will take place on the 14th November at the Conservative Club, Keswick at 7.30pm all Keswick Members welcome.


Thanks Spike


20th October 2021 - Message from Whitehaven Area

Whitehaven Area are looking for the following Trophies which have not been handed back they are the Eddie Brennan Trophy and the Craig Passion Memorial Trophy.

Could everyone have a check to see if they have these trophies and could they return them to Christine McGee please.


thanks Christine


15th October 2021 - message from Secretary

Please note dates, times and locations of each of the Area Annual General Meetings please share will all members and please attend your local meeting.

Whitehaven Area Annual General Meeting - 1st November, 7.00pm at Egremont Catholic Men's Club, St Bridget's Lane, Egremont CA22 2BD

Cockermouth and Workington Area Annual General Meeting - 2nd November, 7.00pm at Seaton Rugby Club, Station Yard, Seaton, Workington CA14 1NP

Aspatria and Wigton Area Annual General Meeting - 3rd November, 7.00pm at Greenhill Hotel, Red Dial, Wigton, CA7 8LS

Westmorland Area Annual General Meeting - 11th November, 7.00pm at Kendal Cricket Club, 28-30 Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6BZ

Ulverston Area Annual General Meeting - 10th November, 7.00pm at The Keg and Kitchen, Palace Buildings, Main Street, Grange Over Sands, LA11 6AB

Carlisle and Penrith Area Annual General Meeting - 12th November, 7.00pm at The Globe Inn, Calthwaite, Penrith, CA11 9QT

Keswick Area Annual General Meeting - 14th November at 7.30pm, Conservative Club, Keswick.

All Notices of Motion for consideration by the Area Committee need to be with the Secretary in writing at least three days before the Area Annual General meeting.

Any Notices of Motion duly proposed need to be seconded and signed by members eligible under clause 22. If agreed at the Area Annual General meeting they will go straight to the HTA Annual General Meeting the following February. 

(Notices of Motion are where members wish to change a particular rule, the Notice of Motion has to be presented to the area membership and voted on at the Area Annual Meeting. 

If the Notice of Motion is changed in anyway at the Area Annual meeting or if any further rule changes are discussed and recommended then these will then be presented to the Executive December Meeting who may decide to amend or reject them. Therefore it is important that members attend the Area Annual meetings and use this opportunity to have your say.

Thanks Fiona


14th October 2021- message from Secretary

Please note correction to Post Code for Cumrew it should have read CA8 9DH

thanks Fiona


12th October 2021 - message from Cockermouth and Workington Area

Leading up to the end of the season Cockermouth and Workington Area are holding a number of extra competitions.

1. Top tipster over the four Millstone Moor Trails - picking four dogs from any grades, £1 entry and prize money would be £20 plus all of the entry money.

Entries to be given to Margaret Pattinson on Saturday 16th October at Millstone Moor.

2. Team Competition - picking four dogs on the last day - winner with the most points takes home prize of £30

3. Last dog to finish in each race on the 31st October at Millstone Moor will receive a bag of doggie treats and the owner will get a bar of Chocolate

4. Joanna and Caroline will be entertaining the juniors with various Halloween themed competitions sponsored by Cockermouth and Workington Area

thanks Fiona


12th October 2021 - message from Whitehaven Area

Whitehaven Area Points

Hounds - Crazy

Maidens - Kinniside Jacko

Pups - Duchess Ava

Puppy Maidens - Huntsman's Quirk

Open Maidens - Companion

Open Non-Winners - Tingle Creek

Open Restricted - Foxparke Jiggley Puff and Jenny's Oracle

Veterans - Miterdale Steel

Three Shows Points 

Hounds - Miterdale Duchess

Pups - Kirkhead Rebel

Cold Fell Points

Hounds - Crazy

Pups - Duchess Ava

Alan Pugh Trophy - Prospect Spring

Hound with most points - Crazy

Thanks Christine


12th October 2021 - Message from Secretary

Championship tables have been updated as of the 11th October and are available on the season tab 

Thanks Fiona


11th October 2021 - message from Secretary.

Just to let people know there will be a book maker at Wythop trails tomorrow.

 

Thanks Fiona


9th October 2021 - Message from Cockermouth and Workington Area

Following the trails on Thursday at Seaton we received a number of complaints from the local residents regarding dogs cleaning and owners not picking up after their hounds.

Could we please ask that on Thursday 14th October dog owners please pick up after their dogs have cleaned. Bags will be provided on the field. 

If we are not able to facilitate this then the farmer has said that there will be no more trails so please can you make sure you pick up after your hounds.


Just a reminder about the Ike Walker Trophy - this is for the most points won at Cockermouth and Workington Trails in October. Prize money - 1st - £30, 2nd - £20, 3rd - £10


Cash For Points up to 7th October

Hounds

Silver Dusk - 26

Hunter's Flame - 19

Blue Diamond - 18

Miterdale Favour - 16

Companion - 16

Pups

Thorn Belle - 26

Martha - 25

Thorn Snap - 20

Miterdale Dusk - 20


Four trails left for Cash For Points - Dearham 10th October, Wythop 12th October, Buttermere 24th October, Millstone Moor 31st October.

Cockermouth Area points up to and including the 7th October

Hounds

Acorn - 65

Hunter's Flame - 42

Babycham - 38

Maidens

Kinniside Dan - 15

Kinniside Jacko - 8

Foxparke Mo Farren - 8

Pups

Martha - 87

Thorn Belle - 66

Puppy Maidens

Thorn Snap - 12 (finished)

Rock On Tommy - 10

Bellrigg - 8

Summer Spirit - 7

Open Maiden

Foxparke LOL - 24

In The Red - 20

Open Restricted

Miterdale Favour - 26

Bob - 17

Silver Dusk - 15

Open Non-Winners 

Maggie - 9

Somelad - 5

Veterans

Silver Dusk - 38

General James - 29

Dearham Points

Hounds

Babycham - 12

Silver Dancer - 6

Pups

Miterdale Dusk - 18

Martha - 15

Wishfull Thinking - 15

Open Maiden

Winner - In The Red

Open Restricted

Mystery Bound - 6

Miterdale Favour - 5

Thanks Fiona


8th October 2021 - Message form Secretary

All forms required for 2022 are now available direct from the webpage. They are situated on the main page just under the Covid 19 Rules. Just click on the blue link and the document should appear.

If people cannot see them on their device then they may need to clear the browsing history and they should appear.

If people are unable to print these forms off then they will still be available from either myself or John Bromage.

Registration forms are now available from Margaret Pattinson at any of the Cockermouth and Workington trails

I will also have all forms with me at each of the Area Annual General Meetings, details of which will follow shortly

Registration Forms

Kennel Forms

Nomination Forms both adult and Junior

Results and Return Forms

Many Thanks Fiona


8th October 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

Listed below are the Carlisle and Penrith Local Area points as of the 7th October 2021

Local Senior - Cracking Last One - 108, Huntsman's Novice - 77

Local Puppy - Sir Robert - 63, Eden Rayna - 51

Local Senior Maiden - Meadow Spot - 17, Eagle Star - 12, Fly Me To The Moon - 7

Local Puppy Maiden - Eden Romina - 12, Summer Spirit - 8, Eagle Water - 5

Local Open Restricted - Huntsman - 48, Cracking Spirit - 21, Spring Music - 18

Local Veteran - Meadow Josie - 9, Sultan - 6, Standby - 3

Local Open Maiden - Meadow Spot - 18, Eden Romina - 17, Meadow Josie - 16, Fly Me To The Moon - 13

Local Open Non Winner - Spring Music - 20, Cannot be caught

Thanks Amy


7th October 2021 - Message from Ulverston Area

Please find the points competition results for the Ulverston area below

Open Senior Hound - Crazy

Area Senior Hound - Lady Bird

Open Pup - Duchess Ava

Area Pup - Kirkhead Rebel

Open Non Winner - Black Eye Mist

Open Maiden - Lady Bird

Open Restricted - Showbiz

Veteran - Silver Dusk

Show Trophy - Duchess Ava

Dot & Ronnie Cup - 3 Way Tie - Hawkswood, Miterdale Dusk, Kirkhead Rebel

Norma McClean Trophy - Roy Laidler

Thanks Louise


5th October 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

With only three trails left counting to C&P area points the open competition points standing are:

Hounds - Reebok - 27 points, Acorn - 21 points, Apache - 20 points

Pups - Thorn Belle and Huntsman's Que - 30 points, Martha - 22 points, Wishful Thinking - 20 points

Open Restricted - Huntsman - 17 points, Eagle Rock - 15 points, Wild Gypsy - 14 points, Miterdale Favour, Prospect Spring, Shiraz and Canny Style are all on 12 points

Local Points competitions to follow later in the week.

Thanks Amy


3rd October 2021 - Message from Secretary

Points tables have been updated as of the 3rd October and can be viewed on the Season Tab.

Pat Black and Lisa Crosby were winners of the competition in the 2021 Annual and received a prize of twenty pounds, well done to both for identifying the hounds.


1. Wild Gypsy

2. Jenny's Breeze

3.Huntsman's Nimrod

4. Foxparke Golden Balls

5. Miss Ava

6. Cracking Last One Two

7. Copperfield

 

8. Bretton

Thanks Fiona


30th September 2021 - Message from Keswick Area Committee

Following discussion with the Chairman unfortunately due to the weather conditions the HTA trails on Saturday 2nd October have been CANCELLED for now.

thanks

Keswick Area


28th September 2021 - Message from Secretary

Updated Championship points have been added to the season page as of the 26th September 2021.

Thanks Fiona


27th September 2021 - Message from Whitehaven Area Chair person

It is with great sadness that Maurice Bewley passed away yesterday. Maurice was the Chairman of Whitehaven Area Committee and a member of the area committee for many years,

he was also a member of the Low Place Committee and the Cold Fell Committee and was a great help in keeping venues going with his links to the farming community which he built up over the years.

He will be greatly missed by all, condolences to his family at this sad time.


Christine McGee


27th September 2021 - Message from Cockermouth and Workington Area

Just a reminder of the Ike Walker memorial trophy which is issues for the most points won in the Cockermouth and Workington Area during the last month.

There is also a cash prize.

Thanks Fiona


21st September 2021 - Message from Westmorland Area

There will be catering in attendance at Dubbs Lane on the 4th October 


Thanks


19th September 2021 - Presentation of the 2020 Trophy winners

The Executive Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Phil Graham for arranging the presentation, it was much appreciated.

We would also like to thank Christine McGee for presenting the trophies on the day.

Congratulations go to all the winners and runner ups.

Pictured below are Sophie Steel one of the owners of Miterdale Shadow which won the Senior Championship in 2020, along with John Pattinson

one of the owners of Cracking Last One Two which won the Puppy Championship in 2020.

Anyone who would like a copy of any of the photosta taken at the presentation if they supply an email address Fiona will kindly send them copies through.

 

Many thanks Barry



17th September 2021 - Message from Barry Laidler

Any one attending the presentation on Sunday at Hundith Hill and who will be travelling through the lakes should be aware that there is a cycle event on, the Fred Whitton Cycle Race

so it may be extra busy so you may need to set off earlier than usual to get there for 1.30pm.

Thanks Barry


15th September 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

Just to notify everyone that there will be no catering at Fellside this week so you will need to take your own refreshments.


Thanks Carlisle and Penrith Area


14th September 2021 - Message from the Secretary


1. Points tables have been updated and are situated on the Season page of the webpage. If they dont appear then you will need to clear you browsing history on your device.


2. Just a reminder to all promoters re rule 60.2 which states that all October trails need to be advertised no later than the last Thursday in September which this year is the 30th September.


3. Can all Area Chairpersons please confirm the date for their respective Area Annual General Meetings please as soon as possible so that they can be advertised for the attention of all members.


4. All Notices of Motion for consideration by the Area Committee need to be with the Secretary in writing at least three days before the Area Annual General meeting. Any Notices of Motion duly proposed need to be seconded and signed by members eligible under clause 22. If agreed at the Area Annual General meeting they will go straight to the HTA Annual General Meeting the following February. 


(Notices of Motion are where members wish to change a particular rule, the Notice of Motion has to be presented to the area membership and voted on at the Area Annual Meeting. 


If the Notice of Motion is changed in anyway at the Area Annual meeting or if any further rule changes are discussed and recommended then these will then be presented to the Executive December Meeting who may decide to amend or reject them. Therefore it is important that members attend the Area Annual meetings and use this opportunity to have your say.

Thanks Fiona


12th September 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

Carlisle and Penrith Area would like to thank Lee Wall and Brian Graham for stepping in to walk the old dog trail and the pup trail respectively at Shap today.

(shown round by Oliver) after Duncan injured his ankle and couldn't walk the trail. Big thank you to them all Oliver, Lee and Brian.

Thanks

Carlisle and Penrith Area


6th September 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

Unfortunately there will be no catering at the trails on Sunday 12th September at Shap.

Please be advised to bring your own refreshments.


Thanks


3rd September 2021 - Message from Whitehaven Area

It is all to pay tomorrow at the Eskdale and Ennerdale Foxhound Show, £3.00. Entries will be free.


3rd September 2021 - Message re 2020 Presentation of Trophies

The Annual Presentation for 2020 trophies will take place on the 19th September at 1.30pm at Hundith Hill.

All welcome plus family and friends.

The following hounds will be receiving an award.

Congratulations to the following:

Senior Champion –Miterdale Shadow - A., S.R., S., K. & A. Steele – Whitehaven Area

Runner-Up – Huntsman’s Nimrod – D. Bland – Keswick Area

Puppy Champion - Cracking Last One Two - W. & P. Mellon, J. Pattinson, R. & T. Airey – Carlisle and Penrith Area

Runner-Up –Young Harry - B. Graham & O. Chisholm – Keswick Area

Senior Maiden Champion –Blue Bolt - J. Fearon & B. Rowlandson – Whitehaven Area

Runner-Up –Foxparke Parma Violet - R., E., G & N. Napier & G. & R. Farren – Whitehaven Area

Puppy Maiden Champion - Thorn Rose - M.& M. Burrow & C. Graham – Aspatria and Wigton Area

Runner-Up - TIE – Huntsman’s Prince - B. & D. Bland – Keswick Area, Imagine - J. Lister – Aspatria and Wigton Area and Fly Me To The Moon - D., A., O., L & E. Chisholm – Carlisle and Penrith Area

Open Maiden Champion – Oakbank Izzy - J. & A. Steel and A. Wilson – Westmorland Area

Runner-Up - Foxparke Parma Violet - R., E., G & N. Napier & G. & R. Farren – Whitehaven Area

Open Restricted Champion – Showbiz – A. Horn – Aspatria and Wigton Area

Runner-Up – Hunter’s Flame – C. Graham & D. Reay – Aspatria and Wigton Area

Open Non-Winner Champion – TIE - Thorn Rose - M.& M. Burrow & C. Graham – Aspatria and Wigton Area and Foxparke Just Got It - R., E., G & N. Napier – Whitehaven Area

Veteran Champion –Thorn Fire - J. & C. Satterthwaite & M. Burrow - Aspatria and Wigton Area

Runner-Up – Thorn Dancer – M. Burrow, J. & C. Satterthwaite, R. Bell – Aspatria and Wigton 

Puppy with Most Tickets - Silver Dancer - D. McMaster, A. Skelton & S. Wilson - Cockermouth and Workington Area

Bert Sowden Cup – (most points in tables) – Silver Dancer - D. McMaster, A. Skelton & S. Wilson -Cockermouth and Workington Area

Tot Kelso Cup – (most points in major HTA trails) – TIE – Blue Blaze - J. Fearon & B. & E. Rowlandson - Whitehaven Area and Waite and See – K. Lynch., D. Studholme & D. McMaster – Cockermouth and Workington Area

Philip Potter Cup – (opposite sex to Puppy Champion) - Young Harry - B. Graham & O. Chisholm - Keswick Area 

Plus winners of the Major HTA trails held in 2020

Bitch Produce - Helton - 19th September

Hounds - Huntsman’s Nimrod 

Maidens - Blue Blaze 

Bitch Produce - Lady Ava 

Open Pups - Biff 

Open Restricted - Canny Mover 

Dog Produce - Ponsonby - 22nd August

Hounds - Best Mate

Maidens - Overwater Gemini 

Dog Produce - Kirkland - 31st August

Premier Trails - 8th August

Hounds - Miterdale Shadow 

Maidens - Cracking Spirit 

Pups - Wait and See

Puppy Maiden - Bretton

Open Restricted - Kinniside Mick

Veteran - Thorn Fire

October Trails - 3rd October

Hounds - Huntsman’s Major

Maidens - Monsoon

Pups - McBeth

Puppy Maiden - Canny Style 

Plus Junior Club Winners


Many Thanks


1st September 2021 - Message from Chairman Ulverston Area

Just a reminder for those who are planning on attending the trails at Lowick tonight that the farmer has asked that dog owners pick up after their hounds.

This would be much appreciated

Thanks Louise


30th August 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

There will be no catering available on the 4th September so could people bring their own drinks and food

Thanks


27th August 2021 - Message from Secretary

List of Championship points are on the Season Tab as of the 26th August

Also anyone wishing to enter the competition in this years annual needs to get their entries in to me by the end of next week.


Carlisle and Penrith Area would also like to thank Gillian for stepping in and covering Helton this weekend to provide refreshments as the usual tea car is unavailable.

Much appreciated by all I am sure

Thanks Fiona


26th August 2021 - Message from the Chairman of Keswick Area

Can those people who are walking over the Latrigg Trail please stop. The farmer has contacted me today and he is not very happy.

He has seen two vehicles and a person walking three hounds over the 2nd half of the trail on two occasions around 6.00am.

The farmer is not very happy and this could prevent further trails taking place. He has one of the vehicle number as he thought they may be sheep rustling.

Thanks Spike.


24th August 2021 - Message from Blondie and Margaret Jackson


Blondie and Margaret would like to thank everyone who donated or helped with the Wasdale Head trails on Saturday the 21st August.

We raised £827 which will be donated to the Dementia Society


Many thanks to everyone

Blondie and Margaret


20th August 2021 - message from Secretary

The family of Geoff Irving wanted people to know that the funeral courtage will be leaving Sandylands Funeral Directors at Seaton at 3.10pm if any one wanted to stand and pay their respects.

The courage will travel through Workington to Distington Crematorium arriving at 3.30pm. Family have requested casual dress.

There will be an opportunity to remember Geoff at Seaton Rugby Club following the service at the Crematorium. All are welcome.


Thanks Fiona


17th August 2021 - Message from Secretary

Ann Rae has lost one of her dogs at Frizington, Near Acre Walls farm. The dog answers to Laddie and is Lemon and White. Any sightings can you contact Ann on 07519804734. Laddie has now been found safe and well. Thanks to everyone for their support. 


Thanks

Fiona


14th August 2021 - Message from Ulverston Area

Can all hound people please pick up after their hound please. This is a request from the farmer.


Many Thanks 

Louise Chairman Ulverston Area


11th August 2021 - Message from Whitehaven Area

Trails at Cold Fell have been CANCELLED due to weather conditions and poor visability


Whitehaven Area


9th August 2021 - Message from Secretary


 

Championship Points Update as of the 6th August



8th August 2021 - Message from Cockermouth and Workington Area


It is with greatest sadness that I was informed yesterday of the passing of two ex Cockermouth and Workington Area members. Geoff Irving and Colin Denwood. 


Geoff stems from a long history of his family being involved in hound trailing with his father George and mother Margaret both being heavily involved in hound trailing all their lives and were also active members of the Cockermouth and Workington area in their day.


Geoff was Chairman of Cockermouth and Workington Area for many years as well as being Vice Chairman of the Hound Trailing Association. From a person point of view both Geoff and the late Brian Church acted as mentors for myself and I had a great respect for both of them. There was also a health competition between both with regard to the hounds they ran as well as the good work they did to promote hound trailing. Geoff will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. His legacy continues and his family involvement lives on through two of his sons Tony and Alan and our condolences go to the both of them and the wider family. 


Colin Denwood was also an active member of the Cockermouth and Workington Area and used to look after the rags for the area. He also ran and had success with his hound, Pinfold Gem comes to mind. Our condolences go to Colin's family at this sad time.




Cockermouth and Workington Area Chairman.


3rd August 2021 - Message from Secretary

1. Entry to Rydal Hound Show is by ticket only, tickets are available from the webpage - details included in block advert. Tickets are limited so first come first served.

Hounds and hound attendants don't need tickets. All to pay.

2. Ings Sheep Dog Trials - All to Pay, now included in block advert.

3. 2021 Annual is now available. There will be more copies for sale at the International Trails along with a selection of older annuals if anyone needs them.

I will be starting on next years annual so if anyone has any articles, photos etc that they think would be interesting to the members please let me know and i can include these.


Thanks Fiona


28th July 2021 - message from Cockermouth and Workington Area

Just to let everyone know that there will be a puppy show on Saturday with Rosettes and prize money.

Also just a reminder to have the correct change for the gate as it makes a real difference and is much appreciated.


Thanks Fiona


25th July 2021 - Message from the Secretary


James Irving still has a number of pups left if anyone is still looking for pups - both bitches and dogs left. Anyone interested please contact James direct


Many Thanks Fiona


19th July 2021 - Message from Barry Laidler, Chairman and Paul Airey, Vice Chairman

Following the continued lifting of restrictions, from today the Association will revert back to our usual rules prior to the introduction of the Covid 19 rules.

Members are still encouraged to maintain social distancing where ever possible, to sanitizer hands and to refrain from attending the trails if they are symptomatic or 

have been advised to self isolate due to coming in to close contact with anyone who has tested positive. Hounds will now be marked at the start of races and tickets will be used at the finish.

Thanks

Barry and Paul


18th July - Message from Secretary

Annual Presentation of Trophies - work is underway to arrange a short presentation for the annual trophies for 2020. Thank you to everyone for returning the Trophies. 

Further information will be communicated regarding the arrangements for this event later this week.

HTA Major Trail Trophies - Due to issues with retrieving all the necessary trophies last season it has been agreed that at the end of this season all trophies handed out to date will be requested to be returned and a full review of all Trophies that the HTA have will take place. Can I ask that no one engraves any trophies handed out so far as the Trophies need to be reviewed and potentially engraved for 2020 so I will sort all of this out once we have reviewed the Trophies at the end of the season.

Can I ask that everyone takes a good look to see if they have any of the following trophies hidden away in boxes etc.

John Marsden Cup

W. Holliday Cup

H. Glaister Cup

The Roper Cup

Dave Mitchell (Large slate one)

Somebody some where will have these cups and they will all have HTA on them. PLEASE can everyone have a look for these.

Many Thanks

Fiona

15th July 2021 - Message from the International Committee

The 2021 International Trails will be held on the 7th August, at High Old Shield Farm, Greenhead, CA8 7JB.

Entries close at Midnight on Saturday the 24th July, Entry fee £1.00, entry forms available from Andy Horn, Phil Graham and HTA secretary

1.30pm Senior Hounds - Joe Millar Memorial Challenge Trophy

2.15pm Senior Maidens

3.30pm Open Puppies - Tom Barclay Memorial Challenge Trophy

4.00pm Puppy Maiden

4.30pm Open Restricted

5.00pm Veteran

The Trophies and prizes for the first two trails will be presented at 3.0pm with the trophies and prizes for the remaining four trails being presented following the finish of the veteran race.

£2,100.00 total prize money plus special prizes for Yorkshire and Irish Hounds.

Admission £6.00 all to pay, children free


14th July 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

Trophy Winners for 2020 will be presented on Sunday 18th July at Helton

Please note that due to the reduce trailing season for 2020 and fewer area fixtures, only area open and Local 

trophies will be presented. Challenge Cups and Top Kennel Trophies will not be awarded for the 2020

season as there are so many hounds all on the same number of points. Carlisle and Penrith Area would like

to congratulate all winners and all those who supported the trails.


8th July 2021 - Message from Carlisle and Penrith Area

Please note change of times for the Helton Trails on the 18th July. Also thank you to Jo and Vanessa Simpson for sponsoring the Maidens and the Puppy Maidens.


Thanks

Carlisle and Penrith Area


26th June 2021 - Message from Secretary

Updated Senior and Puppy Tables other grades to follow



21st June 2021 - Message from the Secretary

Would it be possible please for all those who won challenge trophies last year to return these to either myself, Phil Graham or Paul Airey please. Could this be done as soon as possible.

Many Thanks

Fiona

Senior Champion – Crazy – J. & E. Moore & J Thompson – Whitehaven Area

Runner-up – Miterdale Shadow - A., S. R., S., K. & A. Steele – Whitehaven Area

Puppy Champion – Acorn - R. Smith & R. Dickinson – Westmorland Area

Runner-up – Jenny’s Oracle – J. & D. Bland & A. Little – Keswick Area

Senior Maiden Champion – Hawkswood – D. Peare & J. Gill – Westmorland Area 

Runner-up – Foxparke Hooligan - R., E., G. & N. Napier – Whitehaven Area

Puppy Maiden Champion – Eden Raya - M. Addison and D. Clifford – Carlisle and 

Penrith Area

Runner-up – Foxparke Mo Farren - R., E., G & N. Napier & G. & R. Farren – 

Whitehaven Area

Open Maiden Champion – Showbiz – A. & A. Horn – Aspatria and Wigton Area

Runner-up – Dragon Fly – T. & K. Postlethwaite and M. Fisher – Whitehaven Area

Open Restricted Champion – Rhyme - N. McMaster, S. Wilson & A. Skelton’s – 

Cockermouth and Workington Area

Open Restricted Runner Up – Jenny’s Breeze – A. Little – Carlisle and Penrith 

Area

Open Non-Winner Champion – In The Red – T. Satterthwaite – Aspatria and 

Wigton Area

Runner-up – Some Lad - L., G., H. & T. Whitfield and W. Birkett – Whitehaven 

Area

Veteran Champion – Aspire – R. Smith – Westmorland Area

Runner-up – Thorn Fire - J. & C. Satterthwaite & M. Burrow - Aspatria and 

Wigton Area

Puppy with most tickets – Acorn – R. Smith and R. Dickinson – Westmorland Area

Bert Sowden Cup (most points in tables) – Acorn – R. Smith and R. Dickinson – 

Westmorland Area

Tot Kelso Cup (most points in major HTA trails) – Copperfield - C. Clough and B 

Laidler – Westmorland Area

Philip Potter Cup (opposite sex to puppy champion) – Huntsman – J & A Little – 

Carlisle and Penrith Area


11th June 2021 - Message from John Bromage

Just a reminder to everyone that it is all to pay tomorrow £6.00 and could everyone have the correct change to avoid additional handling of money. This would be much appreciated.

Thanks John


2nd June 2021 - Message From the Executive

August Premier Trails - could any Area committee wishing to host these trails please submit any potential venues

to the secretary by the 20th June


Many Thanks

Executive Committee


1st June 2021 - Message from Westmorland Area

At the trails on the 3rd June there will be no hot drinks available but Lynn Garrity will be providing catering.


Thanks Westmorland Area

1st June 2021 - Message from Lynn Garrity and Jayne Peterson

All bonus balls now sold and the first draw was on Saturday. Number 44 was the winner for Louise Pounder and Les Reid. 

Latest leader boards in the Team Competition up to 4th June are as follows:

Division 1

1. The Circle 63

2. Molly’s Dollys 57

3. Pennine Runners 43

4. Baz’s Boys 42

5. Huntsman’s Pack 29

6. Allsorts 21

Division 2 

1. Allsorts 21

2. Baz’s Boys 16

3. Grace’s Favourites 15

4. Another Lot 13

5. Huntsman’s Pack 12

6. Dearham Wanderers 11

Thank you 

Jayne & Lynn 


29th May 2021 - Message from John Bromage

Just a reminder to everyone that it is all to pay tomorrow and it is £6 to get in. It would be very helpful if everyone could have the correct money to avoid extra handling of the money at the gate.

Many Thanks

John


28th May 2021 - Message From Cockermouth and Workington Area and Supporters Clubs (Cockermouth and Dearham)


A presentation night for trophies won during the 2020 season is being planned for the 31st July at the Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth (Covid Permitting) 

Tickets are available from Nicola McMaster or Phil Graham (pay on the night). Three course meal and musical entertainment 7-7.30pm. 


Many Thanks

Cockermouth and Workington Area Committee


22nd May 2021 - Message from Lynn Garrity and Jayne Peterson

Team Competition - Bonus Ball

We are running a lottery bonus ball competition to raise extra prize money for the Team Competition. The last Saturday in each month, the first being on the 29th May. 

£6.00 for 6 draws (May, June, July, August, September, October) prize is £35.00 to the winner each draw. Numbers are 1-59. Entry by cash for all 6 draws by the 29th May to either Lynn or Jayne.

Please book your number via the facebook page or by text/Whats App to 07972290602 or at Wardhall on Sunday/Wednesday.

Thank You - Lynn and Jayne.


17th May 2021 - Message from the Executive Committee

As from today the HTA Covid Rules have been reviewed in line with the National relaxation of Lockdown. All members need to read the new rules and adhere to these. The main change is that those attending the trails do not have to be members. However anyone entering the trail field who is not a member MUST give their name and contact details on entry to allow track and trace if required to still be implemented.

Hound Trailing Association

2021 Covid-19 Official Practice Trials and Championship Guidelines

Anyone who is not a member of the HTA MUST give their name and contact details on entering the trail field. This is to ensure Track and Trace can still be implemented.

Below are guidelines that must be adhered to at all official trial trails and championship trails.

ANYONE PRESENTING WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 SHOULD NOT ATTEND ANY HOUND TRAILING EVENT AND SHOULD SELF ISOLATE.

Entrance to The Field, Hound Entry and Donations 

The entrance gate must have a table with 2 plastic boxes to receive the entrance fee and hound entry fee; the person manning the gate must be 1 metre from the table and will take entries for the relevant grades advertised; exact money only as no change will be given. Payment must be made with plastic notes or coins only for cleaning purposes.

Parking / Vehicles

Vehicles must be parked at least 1 metre apart, adhering to the social distancing policy; members must not enter other members’ vehicles and must stay at least 1 metre apart.

The Slip

The promoter must provide a rope on the ground with tape marking every 1 metre to adhere to social distancing.

If the slip is restricted and social distancing can’t be adhered to, in line with government guidelines a mask or face covering is advised to be used at the slip.

During these Covid-19 regulations there will be no ‘marking’ of any hound at the slip.

The Catch

Due to the frantic nature of the catch the HTA are fully aware social distancing will be very difficult so in line with government guidelines where social distancing can’t be guaranteed all handlers are advised to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of the catch. The barrier should be as long as feasibly possible to accommodate the catch and must be marked with tape every 1 metre.

Ticketing Hounds

The Judge, Camera operator and catchers are advised to wear a mask or face covering and catch the relevant ticketing hounds adhering to the social distancing measures.

Prize Money

Prize money will be made available on a table in an envelope for collection after the completion of the trail, all prize money not collected by the end of the meeting will go to the promoter’s balance sheet.

Book Making, Catering and other stands selling products

Bookmakers, Caterers and other stands selling products are asked to implement their own covid-19 measures in line with government guidelines, members are asked to adhere to the social distancing guidelines while in the bookies area and queuing for catering facilities.

The HTA will accept no responsibility for any measures individual bookmakers or caterers choose to implement.

Trail Layers

Those laying the trails must always wear gloves and dispose of them at the end of the trail laying.

Roads and Road Scouts

Only the road scout/s and their vehicle should be at any road crossing, strictly no other members at the road crossing.

Prize Draws

Promoters have the option to use a football scratch card to replace a prize drawing, this is similar to a ‘dog board’ and the winning team will receive a cash prize defined by the promoter.

The normal raffle prize process has been suspended for season 2021.

Maiden Trails& Open Restricted

These grades will revert to pre Covid-19 rules for season 2021

Other Important Information

Promoters

Promoters must disinfect all gates, fences and any other surfaces touched by members in the vicinity of the trail field when everyone has left the trail field.

Some members are in the category of over 70 and/or ‘increased risk’ groups, are they not permitted to attend the trail field?

The HTA is aware that some members may be at ‘high risk’ of coronavirus, according to the most up-to-date NHS advice. Those individuals are advised to carefully consider the latest NHS guidance throughout the above regulations, to not bring additional risks to their own health and safety. Whilst the above regulations do not require the HTA to prohibit ‘increased risk’ individuals from the trail field, everyone is strongly urged to act in their own best interests in line with the NHS advice.


10th May 2021 - Message from Secretary

Please note that both myself and John Bromage have received a number of bogus emails requesting money. It is obvious that they are scammers and that they are using the details from the webpage i.e. email addresses ect. and approaching us because of our roles i.e. Secretary and Treasurer. Please be aware that before you respond to any emails from either myself of from John just check that they are legitimate and please don't send any money or bank details. 

Thanks Fiona

3rd May 2021 - Message from Westmorland Area


The trails at Kirkstone have been CANCELLED today due to weather conditions.


Thanks Fiona


1st May 2021 - Message from the Executive Committee following meeting last night


1. Confirmation that the HTA had now purchased a chip reading machine, this had been tested at Oulton and appeared to work satisfactory. Another two machines will be purchased and will be available for any area committee to use if needed.

2. Amended rule book is now available on webpage and printed versions will be available at the end of May for all members.

3. Covid 19 Rules were reviewed in line with changes in the national guidance. Amended rules will be published on the 17th May. This will result in the removal of the members only rule but will still require all trails to monitor and keep a record of any non members who attend the trails for Track and Trace purposes.

4. Revised Covid Rules will be shared with the Police again to ensure they are kept up to date. Police notification will continue to be made for each trailing event and will be reviewed on the 21st June.

26th April 2021 - Message from Christine McGee


Hound missing from trails at Cobra Castle - answers to the name of Sue belongs to Willie Marks contact number 01228560971, son's mobile number 07979201452

Or contact Christine on 07526350781 if any sightings

The Dog has now been found. Well done everyone.

Thanks Christine

25th April 2021 - Message from Margaret Baxter


Given that Lynn and Jayne have decided to run a Teams Competition then there is no need to have two Teams Competition. Lynn and Jayne have agreed to run this years team competition on behalf of myself and I will ensure that the Trophies are available for the winners as usual.

Details of this years competition are listed below.

Team Competition 2021. £5.00 per team four hounds in each. £100 extra sponsorship kindly donated by Paul & Lynn Garritty bookmakers. Beginning on Saturday 1st May.

Division 1 points earned in all grades except all ins 654321 as usual and double points for major trails. Division 2 lower grade trails only not including veterans. Points earned on Saturday/Sunday and at all major meetings - May Day, Produces, International, August & October.

In the event of a hound scoring points on both Saturday and Sunday only the higher ticket will count.

Please submit your team name, four hounds and manager to Jayne or Lynn by Friday 30th April. Prize money to be finalised once all entries are received.

Many Thanks Margaret


As Secretary I would like to Thank Margaret for all her hard work in setting up the Teams Competition in the first instance and running it all these years. Well Done Margaret and Thank you very much. I would also like to Thank Lynn and Jayne for organising this years Teams Competition.


Message from the Secretary

Miterdale Loyalty is missing following the trial trail at Kirkstone Pass. Black and white bitch. Please contact Steph Steel on 07485068955 if you see the hound.

Miterdale Loyalty has now been found. Well done to all.

Thanks Fiona

18th April 2021 - Message from Secretary


Please note change of time for trails on the 24th April at Oulton, now running at 4.30pm for hounds instead of 1.0pm.


Thanks Fiona

Message from the Executive Committee following a meeting on the 16/04/21


1. The Executive reviewed how trial trails had progressed and were please that these seems to have gone well and dogs are coping having reducing running time. The Chairman thanked those areas that had hosted trial trails which had given everyone the opportunity to get some running with their hounds.

2. Confirmation was given regarding the review and printing of a new rule book. This will now progress and the rule books will be available to every member shortly.

3. A Chip machine would be purchased this next week ready for the start of the season. This will be tested at the first trail at Oulton and if it does what is required then additional chip machines will be purchased to aid in the identification of hounds that only have a chip number and no ear number due to the inability to apply ear numbers during the Covid Lock down period.

4. The Executive Committee requested that Promoters consider putting on some All In trails to assist those dogs who are only eligible to run in the long trails.This may avoid dogs being lost or finishing exhausted due to the potential of the weather warming up and dogs not yet been fit.

5. Westmorland Area will be holding an area meeting following the trial trails this week to review how the area will move forward given the low numbers on the Area Committee. 

6. A number of other areas are also struggling for committee members, without the area committees then the number of trails and trail venues will reduce. Any one interested in becoming part of an area committee would be more than welcome. Please step forward and support your local area.


The Executive Committee would like to wish everyone well for the new season.


Thank You - Chairman Barry Laidler.

13th April 2021 - Message from Secretary

Please note change in time for Saturdays trials 17th April at The Grassings now 11.30am instead of 6.30pm

Thanks Fiona

6th April 2021 - Message from Secretary


Dear Promoters - Given that last year was an exceptional year and fixtures were changed to accommodate the major trails etc. I have uploaded 

a copy of the fixtures for 2019. Hopefully this will allow fixtures to fall back in line with how there were. As secretary i would appreciate if fixtures 

could be finalised as soon as possible each month as i need to request Occasional Licences and they need two weeks notice. So please ensure 

i have all the necessary information to complete the request and the block advert.


Many thanks Fiona 


31st March 2021 - Message from Secretary


With the May Day trails now been agreed to take place on the 31st May I need the Trophies back please from those who won the last May Day trails in 2019

There are four Lillian Harrison trophies and the Paul Snowden Trophy

Hounds that won in 2019 are as follows:

Miterdale Shadow (hounds)

Meadow Spot (Maidens)

Jenny's Oracle (pups)

Huntsman's Orchid (puppy maiden)

Huntsman's Major (open restricted)

Galemire Grace (veterans)

Please can you all have a look to see if you have the trophies and if you let me know then I will arrange to collect it from you.

Many Thanks

Fiona


27th March 2021 - Message from the Executive Committee


Below are the new rules that we will all have to follow for the 2021 season relating to Covid 19. Can all members please read them and follow accordingly. These rules will be reviewed as we move through the season and amended according to national guidance. 

Anyone wishing to attend any of the Trial trails and the Championship trails must be a member of the HTA. Anyone wanting to become a member can do so by contacting John Bromage - 01946 23714 or by email - jdbromage@btinternet.com


Hound Trailing Association


2021 Covid-19 Official Practice Trials and Championship Guidelines


BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – MEMBERS ONLY - THIS IS REQUIRED FOR TRACK AND TRACE PURPOSES


Below are guidelines that must be adhered to at all official trial trails and championship trails.


ANYONE PRESENTING WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 SHOULD NOT ATTEND ANY HOUND TRAILING EVENT AND SHOULD SELF ISOLATE.


Entrance to The Field, Hound Entry and Donations 

The entrance gate must have a table with 2 plastic boxes to receive the entrance fee and hound entry fee; the person manning the gate must be 1 metre from the table

and will take entries for the relevant grades advertised; exact money only as no change will be given. Payment must be made with plastic notes or coins only for cleaning

purposes.


Parking / Vehicles

Vehicles must be parked at least 1 metre apart, adhering to the social distancing policy; members must not enter other members’ vehicles and must stay at least 1 metre apart.


The Slip

The promoter must provide a rope on the ground with tape marking every 1 metre to adhere to social distancing.

If the slip is restricted and social distancing can’t be adhered to, in line with government guidelines a mask or face covering is advised to be used at the slip.

During these Covid-19 regulations there will be no ‘marking’ of any hound at the slip.


The Catch

Due to the frantic nature of the catch the HTA are fully aware social distancing will be very difficult so in line with government guidelines where social distancing can’t be

guaranteed all handlers are advised to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of the catch. The barrier should be as long as feasibly possible to accommodate the catch

and must be marked with tape every 1 metre.


Ticketing Hounds

The Judge, Camera operator and catchers are advised to wear a mask or face covering and catch the relevant ticketing hounds adhering to the social distancing measures.


Prize Money

Prize money will be made available on a table in an envelope for collection after the completion of the trail, all prize money not collected by the end of the meeting will go to the

promoter’s balance sheet.


Book Making and Catering

Bookmakers and Caterers are asked to implement their own covid-19 measures in line with government guidelines, members are asked to adhere to the social distancing 

guidelines while in the bookies area and queuing for catering facilities.

The HTA will accept no responsibility for any measures individual bookmakers or caterers choose to implement.


Trail Layers

Those laying the trails must always wear gloves and dispose of them at the end of the trail laying.


Roads and Road Scouts

Only the road scout/s and their vehicle should be at any road crossing, strictly no other members at the road crossing.


Prize Draws

Promoters have the option to use a football scratch card to replace a prize drawing, this is similar to a ‘dog board’ and the winning team will receive a cash prize defined by the promoter.

The normal raffle prize process has been suspended for season 2021.


Maiden Trails& Open Restricted

These grades will revert to pre Covid-19 rules for season 2021.


Other Important Information


Promoters

These guidelines must be placed as a notice on the entry gate to every fixture along with a sign displaying ‘Behind Closed Doors - Members Only.

Promoters must disinfect all gates, fences and any other surfaces touched by members in the vicinity of the trail field when everyone has left the trail field.

Some members are in the category of over 70 and/or ‘increased risk’ groups, are they not permitted to attend the trail field? The HTA is aware that some members may be at ‘high risk’ of coronavirus, according to the most up-to-date NHS advice. Those individuals are advised to carefully consider the latest NHS guidance throughout the above regulations, to not bring additional risks to their own health and safety. Whilst the above regulations do not require the HTA to prohibit ‘increased risk’ individuals from the trail field, everyone is strongly urged to act in their own best interests in line with the NHS advice.


23rd March - Message from Christine McGee


Just to let people know that it is with a sad heart that I need to let people know about the sad passing of Tom Gainford

from the Whitehaven Area. Tom and his wife Eileen had hounds for many years. Our thoughts go out to Eileen and family.


Christine McGee - Chair person - Whitehaven Area


20th March 2021 - Message from the Executive Committee


1. May Days trails (31st May) will be hosted by Whitehaven Area and will be held at Mockerkin

2. Bitch Produce trails (12th June) will be hosted by Keswick Area and will be held at Newlands

3. New revised Covid 19 Rules have been agreed and everyone will be able to see these on

the main page shortly. Hard Copies will be available for anyone who cannot access them from the

start of the Trials on the trail field.

4. A decision was made that the Official Championship trails will commence on the 24th April on 

the Saturday rather than the 26th April on the Monday

5. The Executive Committee has agreed that the current rule book will be reviewed by Roy Laidler

and once reviewed will go to print so everyone should be able to have access to a hard copy of 

the Rule Book. The Current Rule Book is available to view on the web page under the main tab.

6. The Executive Committee has agreed that ear marking will continue next season and as such 

the Association will be purchasing new ear marking equipment. They have also agreed to 

purchase chip reading machines due to the two years where ear marking was not possible and 

the dogs identification will need to be through the chip implant.

7. Some of you will have noticed that a new Fixture tab has been added to the web page some

 people are not able to see this on their devices if this is the case then these people need to 

clear their browsing history on their device and it will appear.

8. Finally there was a discussion regard the impact that social media can have on the reputation

and good will of many who are involved in the sport and all members are reminded that inappropriate

use of social media will not be tolerated and that members can have action taken against them by 

their local area committee. The Executive Committee requests that all members remain respectful

to each other so that everyone can enjoy hound trailing as they should be able to.

Thank You The Executive Committee


18th March 2021 - Message from the Secretary


Tom Bell has one dog pup still left for sale. Spring Ranger/Cloudy Mist

Anyone interested please contact Tom direct on Mobile No 07971779257 - PUP NO LONGER AVAILABLE


Thanks Fiona


16th March 2021 Message from the Secretary


The 2020 annual is now ready. Anyone wanting a copy can contact myself or John Bromage or wait until the trials start. 

The 2021 annual should be ready by the end of April.


Thanks Fiona

9th March 2021 - Message from Andy Horn - Chairman for Aspatria and Wigton Area


Natural England have requested that no private practice trials should take place on the Wedholme Flow or Bowness Common

in the nesting season which commences on the 1st March to the 31st July. Only the agreed official practice trails in March\April and

the one Championship trail in may should take place on the Wedholme Flow, failure to comply with this will put future leave in jeopardy.


Thanks Andy


9th March 2021 - Message from the Chairman


It is with sadness that we learn that Jim Miller who was the official bookies runner for many years in the Keswick area has passed away. R.I.P. 

The only entry cleark who could write two hounds on one line. Sadly missed.


Barry.











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.


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