The Bedale Hunt formated in 1832 has looked to a wide variety of people all of whom have given of their time to provide the Hunt with such a rich history, making it the success it is today.
The Bedale Hunt is a Limited Company whose members are all those with an interest in the hunt (landowners, subscribers, visitors, followers, etc). Its Directors are the Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the Hunt Supporters and Secretary of the Point to Point Committees. The Directors are advised by a Hunt Committee who represent the membership of the hunt (particularly farmers and subscribers).
The Directors contract with the Mastership to hunt the country within the law. The Masters receive a financial "guarantee" from the Company which covers their running expenses including kennel staff and other hunting costs. The Mastership for the following season is proposed and agreed at the AGM held each January and open to all members.
A separate Trust holds all the property of the hunt (kennels and coverts) and leases them to the Company, who are responsible for their upkeep.
The accounts of the Bedale Hunt, including the accounts of the Hunt Supporters and Point to Point, are published annually and agreed at the AGM.
Chairman: Paul Hodgson
Secretary: Laura Jennings
Treasurer: Graeme Thompson
Ed Page MFH Joint Master joined the Mastership in 2016/17 season.
Ross Crawford, Joint Master & Huntsman who joined the Mastership in 2021/22 season.
Rachael Slinger MFH, Joint Master joined the Mastership in 2019/20 season.
Belinda Williams MFH, Joint Master joined the Mastership in 2019/20 season.
Paul Lawson MFH, Joint Master joined the Mastership in the 2019/20 season.
The Bedale Hunt Kennel’s Team are totally invaluable part to the success of the Hunt, unquestionably, the unsung heroes of the team. .......
The immensely efficient Hunt Secretary Laura Jennings undertakes all administrative duties involved with running the Hunt.
The main focus for the foot followers is the Hunt Supporters Club. It's a thriving organisation whose main aim is to raise additional funds for the Hunt as well as providing a busy social programme both during and out of the season. See the Hunt Supporters page on the site for more details of events and how to join.
Chairman: Paul Robinson
Vice Chairman: Sarah Sharpe
Hon. Treasurer: Anne White
Hon. Secretary: Babs Barber
Point-to-point racing is steeple chasing for amateurs. The race day is run by the Bedale Hunt, under the jurisdiction of the Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association and the Point-to-Point Secretary’s Association.
The sport of point-to-point racing, or pointing as it is also known, dates back to 1836 when hunting men used to race their horses from church steeple to church steeple — hence the name “point-to-point”.
It's a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sport and to socialise.
Chairman: Stephen Swiers
Secretary: Mark Owen