What's OnWelcome to the umbrella website of the Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn Hunts. Aside from hunting, the Hunts have extensive social and equestrian event calendars, and the purpose of this website is to list all coming events together with a selection of events from neighbouring Hunts, Melton Hunt Club and the Museum of Hunting Trust which runs hunting history evenings.
The three Hunts have 'countries' that converge in the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire (UK) and have hunted legally and by invitation of the farmers and landowners of the area for nearly 350 years. The Hunts take it in turn to meet in Melton on New Year's Day* by invitation of the Town Estate, a charity whose origins date back to the Reformation. The three Hunts operate independently but are closely associated with Melton Hunt Club (MHC). MHC organises limited reduced-rate caps (days) with the three constituent Hunts (plus a fourth guest hunt — currently the Meynell and South Staffs) with the aim of getting more people to try hunting in Leicestershire. MHC also runs the famous Melton cross-country 'ride' and maintains the UK’s best point-to-point racecourse at Garthorpe.
* - except when it falls on a Sunday, in which case an adjacent day is chosen
The Hunts and MHC have their own websites that can visited from the Links area opposite. Neither this site nor the Hunts' websites contain a Meet list; for this you will need to contact the Hon Secretary of the relevant Hunt via that Hunt's website Contact page.
East Midlands HuntsEast Midlands Hunts runs this website and — on their behalf — the respective websites and smartphone 'apps' of the associated organisations (see the Newsfeeds page for more). It raises money for them through advertising but is privately sponsored and not funded by them.
The Hunts' websites in particular have a large and ever-growing readership and were designed at the outset to take display advertising. They also have 'small ads' pages which are extensively used to sell horses and ponies, trailers and boxes, livery services and related equestrian items. So – given their highly targeted readership – why not advertise? See the Help / Advertising page on each site for advertising rates.