ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT CLUB
The hounds met on 24th May at the Tinwald Hotel, and this year was no exception to the previous ones as regards attendance. Being a publio holiday every one Interested In the sport had an opportunity of taking part, as m this distriot they usually do. At one past of the afternoon aa many as 125 equestrians, and at least 20 vehioles were counted, well filled with the fair sex. Amongst the followers were set era! ladles who were always to the front and should be an example to some of the stronger sex by Ihe way they rode to the hounds. The weather was splendid, and but for the Erett number of hares the sport would aye been fairly good . The hounds threw off near the river on the Lagmhor Estate, and puss was soon sent away over the Sroperttes of Messrs A, MoLeod, D. [oLeod, Max Friedlander, on to another part of tbe Lagmhor Estate, and what promised- to be a good run was here ' spoiled by a least half-a-dozen hares In all directions, the hounds . baring to be whipped of! and taken to the Mount Somers railway crossing.
They almost Immediately found, but puss took a bad course Into bare wire country . aud had to be brought baok again. This . time puss gave a better run of some 2$ miles, .but was lost Several short spins « over nloe jumping fenoes brought the afternoon to a olose. The meet at Elgin bridge on 28th lust. .waa rather poorly attended, but the score . of followers present were well repaid. • The first hare, whlob was f onod on Me D. Butteriok's property, gave a nioe spin of .20 minutes before a oheok occurred, the hounds viewing her a good part of the ' time, and she was eventually killed on the spot she started from. Another hare was ' found behind Mr P. Highland's and also j Buffered the same fate after a tun of thirty minutes . over some very, rough country, the wire being remarkably high In some of the fenoes.
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