A Celebration of Hunting

Wednesday 17th July 2019

The Lycetts Festival of Hunting will take place on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. This historic and prestigious event is the annual showcase for the world of hunting and boasts the greatest gathering of hounds in the country. It is also an important day in many social calendars continuing a long-held tradition.

2019 will celebrate the 131st Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show as well as the popular Inter Hunt relays where opposing teams of riders race each other over a mirror image set of jumps. In addition there will be a variety of showing classes.

Harriers, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Draghounds and Bloodhounds will be competing and there will be displays of fell hounds, coursing dogs, and the popular Sealey Terriers. 

The in hand and ridden equine classes will encompass qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show in many categories – including Ridden Hunters, Working Hunters, Working Hunter Ponies and Coloured Horses and Ponies.  These qualifiers are fiercely competed for and bring the best horses and competitors from all over the country.



We at the East of England Showground along with all third party organisers will do our best to provide you with a safe event, in a safe environment with polite and helpful staff.

By entering this site and the event you agree to:

  • Abide by the Societies and Services codes of practice and safe working procedures
  • Be responsible in looking after your children and pets /animals
  • Be receptive to requests and directions from event staff
  • Not be disruptive or abusive

Our event culture is to continually strive to control adverse actions or comments.

We hope that you will help us in making every event successful.

Failure to comply with this agreement may mean expulsion from the site.


The East of England Agricultural Society request that visitors do not take photos of animals without their owners consent. We reserve the right to remove individuals who do not comply with this request.