Sponsor a Wilton Hound!
Hound Sponsorship raises funds to help towards the costs of caring for our hounds.
Hound Sponsorship 2017-2018
The Wilton Hunt has a wonderful pack of Hounds, which are kennelled, behind Wilton House at our Wilton Hunt kennels. They are looked after all year our huntsman, James Marshal,l our very experienced Kennel Huntsman, and Tom Leary our Countryman. Supported by a good team of excellent helpers on hunting days and in the week.
The hunt staff ensure the hounds are well fed, they are micro chipped and vaccinated and the staff are trained to meet their day to day needs. Each hound has its own personality and character and Freddie considers this when choosing which hounds to bring to which meet.
Each season for £15 per hound you can choose a hound to follow all season and this raises funds to help towards the costs of caring for our hounds. Each sponsor has a colour photo (with the breeding) of your hound. The hound is yours to take an interest in, for the coming season. It can be quite a challenge to recognise your hound when in the pack with all the others!
The hounds are available from May 1st and this season every hound has been sponsored which is a wonderful tribute to our superb pack. Thank you to all our supporters who have sponsored a hound and if you would like to have the same hound next season please let me know.
There is a fabulous silver cup for the supporter who takes a keen interest in their hound through the season and this will be presented at the Puppy Show in the summer. Well done to Saskia Combs who won it last season for sponsoring Holla.
We also award a rosette at the first Saturday meet of each month (from October) for the best dog, best bitch, best new entry hound and for the most improved hound.
Our hounds have an amazing history which is recorded in our Hunt Stud Book. Every year we have a litter of puppies from 2 or 3 of our best bitches and often using one of our Stallion Dogs. At about 10 weeks old hound puppies will go out to supporters, (speak to Freddie Morby or James Marshall if you would like to walk puppies) to spend the summer in a family where they learn all about life before returning to kennels. They are at least a year old when they start coming out hunting.
Hounds are counted in couples and at kennels there are up to 45 couple of hounds. On a hunting day about half will be out. The others may be puppies being walked, bitches in season and hounds that are resting or recovering from an injury.
To follow the progress of hounds the hunt staff are very happy to chat about each of the hounds. They are not all out at each meet as you will appreciate they need a rest after a long day, they
could be recovering from a knock or sprain or in season and you are very welcome to arrange with the hunt staff to call in at kennels.
I look forward to seeing you at the Wilton Hunt Events.
Helen Randall 01794 884929 firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Dog - Hostage sponsored by Barbara Roseveare
Best Bitch - Honest sponsored by John Ware
Most Improved - Pricket sponsored by Cordelia Bastion
Best New Entry - Belfast sponsored by Tim Keevil
Best Dog - Genghis sponsored by John Ware
Best Bitch - Gentle sponsored by Margaret Keevil
Most Improved- Dreamy sponsored by Anna Watson
Most Potential- Raven sponsored by Meg Lockyer
Best Dog - Devon sponsored by Bob Baker
Best Bitch - Rattle sponsored by Min and Fran Lockyer
Best New Entry- Fathom sponsored by David Plumpton
Most Improved- Promise sponsored by Chris Payne
Best Dog - Granite sponsored by Rosanna Gurowska
Best Bitch - Honey sponsored by David Plumpton
Best New Entry - Bellman sponsored by Tim Keevil
Most improved - Dennis sponsored by Trudy Austrang
Best Dog - Prescombe Sponsored by Lyn Picton
Best Bitch – Accent Sponsored by Heather Royle
Most Improved – Bellman Sponsored by Sally Eyers
Best New Entry – Fantail Sponsored by Oscar Eyers
Best Dog – Gengis Sponsored by John Ware
Best Bitch – Hopeful Sponsored by Suzie Grant
Most Improved – Fagan Sponsored by Ginnie Robson
Best New Entry – Berkley Sponsored by Vivian Ayers
Rosettes for 2015-2016
Best Dog - Sheriff sponsored by Russell-Lucas Rowe
Best Bitch - Bobcat sponsored by Margaret Keevil
Most Improved - Latimer sponsored by Claire Harries
Best Young Entry - Prophet sponsored by Charlie Thomlinson
Best Dog: Granite sponsored by Graham Connell
Best Bitch: Gentle sponsored by Arthur Bouskell
Most Improved: Holloa sponsored by Saskia Combs
Best Young Entry: Prowler sponsored by Suzie Grant
Best Dog - Suffolk sponsored by Nigel McCarthy
Best Bitch - Hemlock sponsored by Jane Thorne
Best Young Entry - Raspberry sponsored by Min and Fran Lockyer
Most Promising - Hostage sponsored by Barbara Roseveare
Hazel - Best Bitch sponsored by Russell Lucas-Rowe
Destiny - Most Improved sponsored by Jack Skillington
Brigand - Best Dog sponsored by Margaret Keevil
Promise - Best New Entry sponsored by Chris Payne
Preacher - Best New Entry sponsored by Lucy Matthews
Goldfinch - Best Bitch sponsored by Bridget Hill
Lancer -Best Dog sponsored by Sally Eyers
Hopeful - Most Improved sponsored by Susie Grant
Ranger- Best New Entry of the month, Sponsored by Chris King
Gosling- Best Bitch of the month, Sponsored by Anne McKenzie
Drastic – Most Improved Sponsored by Henry Thorne
Hauberk- Sponsor taking the most interest David Churchill