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The Christchurch Hounds, in charge of Mr Bond (Master), and Mr Selby (Huntsman), de-trained at Dromore from the 10.30 a.m. train on Thursday, and were met at the station by quite a large gathering of local huntsmen, together with lady enthusiasts. The weather was ideal for hunting, the bracing breeze blowing being most favourable alike to horses and hounds, The visitors having detrained, the party, fully forty all told, repaired to Mrs Wilson's property, where an excellent al trcsco luncheon, provided by Messrs J. C. N. Grigg, A. Bray, J. M. Williamson, and Mrs Nairn, was partaken of, and heartily appreciated. Luncheon over, a hare was soon found, and a good run resulted over excellent hunting country, " pussy " eventually succeeding in eluding her pursuers. | A fresh hare was almost immediately found, and after a splendid run of fully five miles, a kill was recorded on Mr Alex. Jamieson's property at Newlands. The horßes and hounds were here given a "blow," and luncheon was again partaken of. With two additional runs of short duration, in which no kill was recorded, the day's outing waa brought to a close, the visitors and the hounds subsequently entraining in the afternoon train at Dromore. Keen interest was taken in the meet, and as the majority of the huntsmen were well mounted, some very good exhibitions of horsemanship were witnessed. The Dromore and Newlanda country excels for hunting, and the meet was characterised by the majority of those present as being the most successful held for some years past. Among those present were the following : —Christchurch visitors—Messrs Gerard, Neave (2), Bond, Selby; ABhburton huntsmen—Mr Alfred Bray on Bullock, Mr J. W. Williamson on Jack, Mr H. Blunden on Joker, Mr L. Moore, on a brown gelding, Mr A. Wilson on Winslow, Mr Sterling on Buntuck, Mr J. Lewis on Prohibition, Mr Croft on Gillie, Mr Geesler on Dasher, Mr Hill on a bay, Mr S. Brown on Wee McGregor, Mr C. Hewston on Mania. Messrs Roberts (3), T. Robinson, T. Elliot, W. Langdon and others ; driving—Mrs and Miss Nairn, Mrs J. M. Williamson, Mrs A Bray and Miss Morrison, Messrs J. C. N. Grigg, J. McLeod, and J, H. Stephens. It is understood that Mr J. C. N. Grigg intends making arrangements for the South Canterbury hounds fco visit Ashburton at an early date.

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HUNTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6575, 20 May 1905

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HUNTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6575, 20 May 1905

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