Sponsors 2017




The Festival of Hunting are delighted to announce a three year sponsorship with Lycetts.

Lycetts is a leading, independently operated insurance broker and financial services company offering specialist, impartial advice on a wealth of products and services for farm and estate, commercial, bloodstock, household, and personal risks as well as financial planning advice.  The company is based in Newcastle, with further offices in Edinburgh, Exeter, London, Marlborough, Newmarket, Norfolk, Oxford, Shropshire, Surrey, Sussex and Yorkshire.

Lycetts has a specific focus in the Rural sector with specialist expertise in advising farmers and landowners on an increasingly diverse range of insurance for rural businesses. From property to liability, specialist agricultural motor and fleet insurance, farm, equine, livestock, rural pursuits and rural business insurance to wealth management, inheritance tax planning and pension advice for those who live and work in the countryside.

Honri Hats

Sponsors of the Inter-Hunt relay ring.

Honri Hats are proud to be supporting the Inter Hunt Relay at the 2017 Festival of Hunting.  For 20 years Paul Baynham-Honri has been selling and fitting bespoke hunt caps to the hunting community.  He understands what you all do and talks your language.  For the last 3 years Honri Hats have had their range of Hunt caps manufactured exclusively by  a relatively new high quality workshop in London that has over 30 years experience in the making and servicing of bespoke Hats.  Honri hats aims to keep the traditional look going and getting back to the quality of making that was seen in the past.  With his extensive experience in the fitting of Goss bodied caps, Paul is probably the most experienced person in the world in the fitting of traditional hunt caps, Top Hats and Bowlers.
Honri Hats have three styles of Hunt cap and will always make sure that the customer has the style that is best for them.  This includes making specials for those who need them.  We can offer caps in Black, Navy, Dark Grey & Brown or what ever colour or finish you want.




Baily’s are the proud sponsors of the Beagle ring and the Basset ring.
Bailys Hunting Directory is the only multi-national hunting directory in the world, listing hunts of all types from around 20 countries on 5 continents.  From our origins as a monthly magazine in 1860, through the years of the highly-recognisable annual hard-back book with distinctive red cover from 1897 to 2007, Baily’s has been viewed as the premier resource for, and about, hunting hounds and hunting people.

Baily’s has embraced the modern world with a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, and a subscription-based website at www.bailyshuntingdirectory.com.  
Whether you want to find the latest hunt details from the Directory, view our gallery of thousands of pictures from around the world, read our huge article archive, or visit our online shop with hunting-related products, Baily’s remains the must-have hunting resource.

 computer conquest


Computer conquest are the sponsors of The Old English Competition being held in Ring two.

CCQ is a software engineering company which focuses on the finance and engineering business sectors. After receiving a request for a custom built contacts management system for hunts, CCQ Hunt Management Systems was launched.

The basic system allows multiple users to share the data and allows easy, efficient communications via text message, email or letter to Hunt Subscribers, Farmers and Landowners, Hunt Supporters, Donors etc.  Everything is safely stored in one place and the simple interface saves a lot of time.  Additional features can be added (or indeed removed) to suit individual requirements.

Designed by Masters, treasured by Secretaries.

Quote from the Managing Director:

“CCQ is delighted to support the Festival of Hunting.  As a family we all love our hunting, making sponsoring something so close to our hearts particularly rewarding.  Hugh Buxton, Managing Director, CCQ”



Patey are the proud sponsors of The Working Terrier Competition held in Ring One in the morning.

In partnership with the renowned Corne Family, Patey Hats can trace its roots back to 1695 when the French Huguenot Corne family arrived in London.

They brought with them the skills of Parisian hat making, and quickly established themselves as hat makers.

By the 1950′s Ray and Derek Corne, two of eleven children, were working for their uncle at Corne Brothers in Norwood South London, an area renowned for its quality hat-making. Ray and Derek’s apprenticeship commenced as children working for their father in his small workshop making hats for the film and theatre world.

In the mid-fifties, the Corne Brothers relocated to Essex, unwilling to leave their roots in Southeast London. Ray and Derek, along with Sid Patey, set up Patey Hats on the Old Kent Road and quickly established themselves as London’s premier hat makers, a tradition that remains today with their factory situated in Forest Hill. They made hats for Royalty, the Tower of London, London’s finest Hotels and many other luminaries including Stirling Moss and Juan Fangio, the finest drivers of their generation.