The Farmers Bloodhounds, hunt the Clean Boot.
Michael Lucas established the Farmers Bloodhounds in 1989, and was keen that the pack should exist across the South and West Midlands. A great majority of people enjoy hunting the “clean boot”.
The Farmers Bloodhounds are firmly committed to increasing membership and welcome both adults and children to join in hound exercise and hunting. Hound exercising starts in mid August and consists of a quiet hack of about one and half hours, followed by light refreshments. These dates will be shown on the website.
The pace is quicker and there is more jumping to be done. Meets will be marked to show the standard of lines on the web site. For those that do not enjoy much jumping a second field master will provide an easier route across the country.
Owners of land crossed during a days hunting are invited to join us as our guests. All followers both mounted and on foot are invited to tea at the end of each day’s sport, to join in the camaraderie. This gives all the followers a chance to mix and meet with their hosts.
Blood Hound Facts and Figures
Blood hounds hunt “Clean boot” – the scent of a quarry following a predetermined line (nothing dragged)
A days hunting consists of 2 – 3 lines, an average of 15 miles in total.
The country stretches from Northamptonshire through Warwickshire, Worcestershire and down into the Cotswolds.
Terrain varies but most days are on grass and consist of an average of 30 – 50 fences.
We ensure that there is a second field master to escort riders who wish to follow hounds taking a less demanding line.