The Quorn Hunt

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Saturday 4th May
Inkerman Lodge Farm, Hungarton LE7 9JE
The first of our Summer Pleasure Rides takes in some of the most stunning private estates in Leicestershire. With rolling grassland, beautiful views and optional jumping from logs on the ground to hedges, there is something to suit all. Choose your own start time to ride at your own pace, with your own friends. If booking separately to join a group, please state whom you wish to join.
Start times 9.30am - 12.30pm
Adults £25, U16s £15
Dress: shirt/polo & neutral jods with coat/gilet as required
Photographer & caterer - but please bring cash as there is no signal for card payments.
Online advance entries only:
Click here and select 'Hungarton'
Further details from Secretary here.



Tuesday 14th May & Wednesday 15th May
3pm - 7pm
The Kennels Back Drive
Thorpe Satchville Road
LE14 2TH
Come and school round a flagged XC course of 60cm & 70cm, in pairs or individually. The format will be similar to that of a clear round course but you will have the opportunity to represent to fences where necessary, please just pull to one side if the next horse is on the course to let them complete uninterrupted. This event was extremely popular last year with everyone going home achieving more than expected, other riders were on hand for a lead if needed and the event is aimed to encourage without the pressure of a competition. Photographer in attendance.
£15 per horse ~ one round
£25 per horse ~ two rounds
Online advance entries only:
Click here and select 'Schooling'
Further details from Secretary here.

OPENING TIME in 1912...

There are lots of photos of the traditional opening meet at Kirby Gate, but if you want to see a unique short film of what the meet was like in 1912 when Captain Frank Forester was MFH and George Leaf was huntsman, click here.
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QH Hunter hat No-one wore 'safe' hats then, but if you ride now, you should. Order a QH® Hunter hat: these are made to a unique design specially for us by Charles Owen. A full range of sizes and colours are available. For more details see below.


In 2016 the Quorn launched its own safe hat. How safe? it meets safety standard VG1 01.040 2014-12 and is kite- and CE-marked accordingly. It is worth noting that from 2017 onwards, hats that meet EN1384 / BSEN1384 but not any 'safer' standard cannot be used for events organised by British Dressage, BHS, British Eventing, British Showjumping and Showing.
The QH® Hunter riding hat was developed for us by makers Charles Owen with critical input from our former huntsman Peter Collins. The QH has to ensure the safety of its staff but also wants to retain the high standard of dress expected from the world's best-known Hunt. The Quorn's hat meets the latest safety standards and is modelled as far as possible on the traditional cap used by most huntsmen and many subscribers.

A hat that fits correctly is essential for safety as well as comfort. To enable you to try before you buy, the QH keeps samples in different sizes and will advise on fitting.
Hats are currently made to order – we don't keep them in stock – so if you need a hat soon please contact us via QH Riding Hat on our Contact page to see how long you will have to wait.
You can buy online from this website here or our smartphone app or in person at the Kennels by prior arrangement . If you need further details, please contact us via the Contact page

So if you need a new hat (or even if you don't, treat yourself!), buy a safe one - the QH® Hunter hat.


You can pay online from this website or smartphone app* for many things provided by the QH. You can pay by credit or debit card or PayPal

PAY QH CAP (day's hunting)
Click here to see how to pay.

Payment of QH subscriptions must be made by bank transfer, standing order or cheque

* Android phones/tablets only

Smartphone app As well as making payment with the QH's popular smartphone 'app' you can also email the QH and MHC (and other) Secretaries – all from within the app. This is complementary to the online payment pages of this website - you can use either, whichever is more convenient - and they offer the same facilities.

See above or the Events / Newsfeeds page for more details.


... to the Quorn Hunt's website for stop-press news, a summary of forthcoming events, details of how to contact us, a small adverts section, a unique satellite map of our country that is zoomable to hedgerow level and shows our boundary and many of our coverts (some with descriptions and photos; there is also a covert finder: click on a listed location and the map will find it for you), a brief history, current subscription rates, a Who's Who of hunt masters and officials and the supporters association, and reports and photos from our many activities.

The Quorn Hunt was founded in 1696 and takes its name from the Leicestershire village of Quorn* where the hounds were kenneled from 1753 until 1904. The Quorn Hunt is one of the best known hunts in England and extends a warm welcome to many visitors from both the UK and internationally. The Quorn hunts within the restrictions of the Hunting Act 2004.

* it was originally spelt Quorndon, but its name was truncated in 1889 to avoid confusion with the Derbyshire village of Quarndon which is near Kedleston Hall