Essex and Suffolk Team Take Inter-hunt Relay Title

The Essex and Suffolk Team were champions of this year’s Inter-hunt relay at this year’s Suffolk Show, watched by a large crowd in perfect conditions and held at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Caroline March, Lizzie Brown, Dan Spencer and Tiffany Morgan-Evans beat seven other teams to take this year’s title. It was a double celebration for team leader Liz Reid MFH, as her horse Marmaduke had won the veteran class the previous day. The Easton Harriers narrowly missed out to the Fitzwilliam by one second in the semi-finals putting the team, comprising Isabella Castle, Sarah Fortescue, Michel Grange and Lizzie Thomas MFH, with team leader Andrew Simpson, through to the finals. The course comprised six fences including the new painted footbridge and a bullfinch. The Suffolk had acquired the obstacles from the Royal Show. “They are just a taste of some of the ‘meatier’ courses to come in future years,“ said steward Lisa Kerr. The best turned out prize was won by the Essex Hunt, judged by Mrs Jenny Loriston-Clark and Mrs Pippa Martin. The Inter-Hunt team continued their success at The Peterborough Show on Wednesday 17th July, taking a credible second place out of 32 teams.

AUG13 News hunt winners