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ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT CLUB

The annual general meeting of members of the Abhbuttou Uounty Hunt Olab waa held at the Cmimoroial Hotel o > (Saturday evening. There were about 20 members piesent, and Mr W. B. Denshire occupied ibe chair. RSFORT AND BALANCE BHBB p. Ihe annual report waa read aa follows:— Id presenting tbe annual bulanoe sheet fur ihu paat year your Oummittee have muoh pleaburo m ugain congratulating the memuers upon the financial position of the Club., viz., £39 13a 101 aurplu e of assets over liabilities, although some £19 17$ 8d teds than last year. This deficiency is more than accounted for by the extra sum paid lo Mr Woruer for huntiug the hounds, viz,, £110, aa agaiust £75 paid to Mr Bowyer for tho previous period, together with the loas of £6 3s on our last Steeploohase meeting, against a profit of £18 6s 6d on the meeting of August, 1887. When tuking the above partioulara into

oonaideration together with the timea we have paased through your Oomm ttee trust that members will f«el eatiefied with the poeilion of the Olub on the whole. The year was commenced with credit bajanc s ttOiouatiDg to £44 13» 6d, and now, after payment of all liabi itiea m cjnneciion with the Olab, your Committee aro able to report having Jfc£9 8s lOd standing tQ the oredit of tbeir acooun'b with several good aubsoriptions still to oome iv. The total expenditure covered vy thu present statement of accounta is £257 9a Bd, as againbt £234 12a 7d last year, of which forme* aum £ 138 18d 8d is on the bunting account aud £1.8 11b on the Steeplechase account. The hunting account shows a surplus ot xpenduure over receipts ot £iO 1b Bi. The ttaoplechaee acoount a!so chows a surplus of expeoditure over receipts of £6 4s, the latter, including the sum oi £1 la, being net expuueea of Point to Point Steepleohatid. The number ot momders tuits year are 107 with tubeoriptions £121 10h 6d, as against 101 uuemnero with aabacripiiuue £ 121 2j for tha pcevioao yeat shewing an increase of 6 memberd wiib uubiodptioti 8» 6d more than tiie ■am received from the sime source last year, but it ia Huuci^uted that out of the 8 labaorlptiom nill cutiUnding 5 may be o^utldered perfectly good. Oo /e/ieiriog tne huutlng aeaaon it will bu noticed that the hounds were hnuted regaUrlj three times a fortnight by Mr Joo. Worner from the middle of April to tht end Of JaJy, »nd soveral really good days sport were enj >yed by those wh i JOtf* pars la them. The weather nai v»y favorable only ono fixture having to be postponed. Toe pack was greatly atrengthened through the liberality of Mr F. Aroher of Timaiu, who kindly placed hia harriers at our aißp aaX for tbe year and they oertainly are to bo oredited with ihe large p«ro oniay0 niay6 8 of kills which were obtained. The fijlda ou ihe whole wero atnaller that ueual and we regret thut v certain laok of Interest wai ahown towarda the end, bat, n.> doubt, now that tae times are looHing np mure active member* will be gainod to the Olnb. The annual Steepleohaie Meeting waa held on 8 h August on the Aotiburton Kaceoourae but waa not ao great a fluooeaa ai that if iha pravloaa year ; tbe Belda were oalf (6irly good, and tbe attendance was amall owlpg to the rather anpromislng weaiher. Meaws M 4B on and R ,borts worked their l oia ,, ot ftnd P ut through £521, being hWL leas than at iho prevloui moutlng. Notwithstanding the liberality of the A»hburton Raolng Olub w . h ° Wtorned £16 as • donation out of tbe £25 charged for the uee of the qourae, the Steopleohase Meeting proved a r «.J* * 5 Sa ' 8 " •8«n8t a profit of £18 5b 6d on the meeting of August, 1887, whioh is to be regrotted, the defioit bein^ ohiefly m receipts from toialiautor £12 less, Badding paddock £6 leßs, and salo ot liuok £4. Mr John Worner aoted as huntsman, and was enabled by the addition of Mr Anher'a pack to t,hew Boms very good sport, aod soored the largest number of kills obtained m any one season. Your Committee have not purchased any hounds, but anticipate when the three or four couple of young A?"" ( WQ ich Mobbw iiowyer and Alington Baya so kindly reared and kept) a.'c entered, keeping up the full strength ot the paok. Tho aeieon was brought to a close by the Point to Point Steeplechase, which was held m the Wakauui district on 6th September, 1888, and was a decided success m every way. Eleven entries were reoeived, and all etarting jnade a very pretty rage, whioh appearqJ fo be mi^ph enjoyed by the large number of spectators present, who seemed unanimous m tbeir wishes that this event ehou'd be an annual one. The peranns whose country waa crossed are cortaioly entitled to the very beat thanks of the members for placing their respective properties at Ibe fli»pos<»l of the sufe oomruittee. In conclusion your Committee beg to thank the farmers aud others who havo s> cheerfully forwarded the interests of the Oiub by placing country at its diapoßal, also to thank Mr P. Archer for his ttenerosity m

allowing them the use of hla pack ; Messrs Bowyer and AHngtou for woiking young hounds, wjifoh moat h*y.e beeu done at greut incoriyepjence to tuemselves ; and to thank othen who asbi-ited the Committee m the discharge of their duties, whiph they bope will rae©.t wjtb your approval, and trust that satisfactory arrangements will be made for hunting and keepiDg the paok during the ensuing ■ year. The balanoe sheet for the steeplechase account, and the general aooount were read. The report and balance, sheet were adopted on the motion of the Ohtlrman, aeoonded by Mr J, O. N. Grlgg. PJ-EOMON OF OFFIOKBS. The election of cfjioers was" then pro— peeded with |— Patrons : Hod J. MoLean and Mt M. Stitt ; President, Mr John Grlgg ; VioePrestdents, Meoara G. H. Allngton, W. B Denshire, D. MoLeao, W. 0. Walker, and Dr Leahy; Master, Dr Leahy ; Depaly-Maater, (election left to CommUtoo) ; Secretary, Mr £2. J ' Pooka ; Tcoaeurer, Mr O. Wroaghton ; Committee, MoBBtB K. W. Bowyor, R. McOvron, E. P. Chapman, A. Fooks, J. ' Jaokßon, J 0. N. Qrlgg, H. G. Pitt, J. j Hunt, J. Corbitt, H. G. Moore, 0. Jeph- | son, J. Heneltlns, F. Ruaa&ll, A. Kelly ; \ Audiiora.J. G. Reatell,»nd E. J. Paal. THE PAOK. ; |t was deolded to inyito spp'loatlona ftr ' keeping and huating the paok darlug the ensalDg year, Applications to be m by ! Satardsy evening. 1 PJIJPLI^BBTABY. " \ A gord}al vote of thanks was passed to Mr F. Aroher foe the loan of bis hounds last seiBOD. ] A beirty vote of Ihankn was paisad to ' the farnaoro whoao country had been ( bunted over. l . Hearty votes of thanks were pasted to t ' the retiring Master, Mr Denshire, to the ". ' retiring Deputy Master, Mr Grigsr, to the | outgoing Committee, to the huntsman, £ Mr J. Worner ; the retiring Secretary, Mr < Wru'aghtoQ und to (be Obalrmia. j \

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ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT CLUB, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2036, 14 January 1889

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ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT CLUB Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2036, 14 January 1889

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