The hunt provides an efficient and discriminant form of fox control for farmers and gamekeepers, using a combination of scenting hounds and guns. Followers can be found enjoying the craft of working hounds being determined by the habits of a wild animal by pursuing on horse or foot. If you are interested in hunting with us please get in touch.
There are many other strands to the hunt, from Point to Point racing, the Pony Club, and our annual Hunt Ball, and everyone is welcome to our functions and events.
The Hunt supporters has a range of fund raising services, which include a manned event bar, marquee, and a Portaloo available for hire.
The aim of the Jedforest Hunt is to provide a service to our farmers and landowners, by first and foremost controlling foxes, which are predators of livestock and ground nesting birds. Foxhounds are proven in being effective in the process of culling foxes, in a respectful and humane manner, and contribute towards a healthy and manageable fox population, which is beneficial to all.
Chairman - Mr. James Vestey
Tel: 01450 370211
email - email@example.com
Secretary - Mrs. Jennie Pole
Tel: 01835 840337 / 07760238596
Treasurer - Mrs. Carole Lincoln
Tel: 01450 860705
Hunt supporters' committee
Tel: 07811 879365
Treasurer - Miss. Audrey Winch
Tel: 01450 860771
Mr. Ronan Brown
Mr. Clive Richardson
Mr. Johnny Richardson
The Jedforest Hunt country is rectangular in shape approximately 15 miles by 7miles. It lies in the county of Roxburghshire and the hunt boundaries are the River Teviot to the North, the River Slitrig to the West, the Roman Road/Dere Street to the East, and the Scottish/English Border to the South.
It is a varied and difficult country, often wild and windy, so that hounds of deep music are required.
The terrain is mixed with areas of plough to the east and north, upland and white hill to the south and west, and mostly rolling pasture in the centre.
Neighbouring packs are the Liddesdale to the West, the Border to the South, and the Duke of Buccleuch to the North and East.
Thirty-seven and a half couple of hounds are kennelled with the Jedforest, some of which are the property of the hunt and others drafted by the Masters.
The hounds are of hill hound breeding which is a mixture of Fell and Modern English Foxhound. These hounds are renowned for the quality of sport they show, blending the finest qualities of both types of hounds together.
Not only do they show good sport, but they have also had great success on the flags at shows. Apart from winning most championships on the Northern show circuit, they have won prizes on their only appearance at Peterborough Royal Foxhound show, and in 1998 they won Supreme Champion at Lowther.
Many other successes of hounds bred at the Jedforest and shown by other packs have also been achieved in recent years, including Jedforest 'Sergeant' who won the championship at Rydal Hound show for the Blencathra.
The kennels contain one large hound yard and lodge. Unlike other packs, all the hounds live together and not in separate lodges for dogs and bitches. There are two small other lodges and yards for in season bitches and visiting Beagle packs as well as there being two whelping lodges.
The property has five stables which are used for the hunt horses.
There is also a flesh house and the Jedforest Hunt serves local farmers by collecting fallen stock, some of which is used to feed the hounds.
Two houses are on site for staff.
2008-2016 Mr. J Kristofferson
2008-2014 Mr. S Trousdale
2006-2010 Mr. P Armstrong-Wilson
2006-2008 Mrs. J Roncoroni
2002-2006 Mr. J Vestey
2000-2004 Mrs. J Roncoroni
2000-2006 Mrs. N Vestey
2000-2003 Mr. R Innes
2000-2003 Mr. J Innes
2000-2001 Mrs. P Shirley-Beavan
1991-2000 Mr. J Vestey
1983-2000 Mr. W Jeffrey
1982-1983 Mr. C A Douglas
1979-1981 Mr. J J Harrison
1977-1982 Sir Hugh Arbuthnot
1949-1978 Mr. R S Harker
1934-1949 Mr. G N Leadbetter
1932-1934 Sir John Usher, Bart
1903-1932 Mr. T W Robson-Scott
1892-1903 Mr. T Scott-Anderson
1884-1892 Capt. E Palmer-Douglas