The Festival of Hunting takes place on Wednesday 22nd July 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.
The 2014 Festival proved to be a great success with the organisers taking the event outdoors in keeping with the true spirit of rural life and 2015 will see some new and exciting tradestands as well as the well known brands so familiar at Peterborough.
The Festival will include the 127th 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 as well as the Terrier championship sponsored by Terrier Tran. In addition there will be displays of fell hounds and coursing dogs.
“We are excited about the 2015 Festival of Hunting and Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show. There are many different events and competitions going on over the day and it will be a true celebration for hunt supporters from all over the country” commented Jeremy Staples, CEO East of England Agricultural Society.
The Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show and Festival of Hunting is organised by The East of England Agricultural Society in association with Addoastra.