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Belvoir Hunt to continue with traditional Boxing Day meet in Grantham

Belvoir Hunt meets at St Peter's Hill, Grantham, on Boxing Day.
Belvoir Hunt meets at St Peter's Hill, Grantham, on Boxing Day.

Hounds and horses will gather in Grantham on Boxing Day at 11am for the traditional Belvoir Hunt meet.

The gathering in front of the Guildhall on St Peter’s Hill usually attracts a large crowd of people keen to see the spectacle of the Duke of Rutland’s hounds and the many riders on horseback.

As is tradition, the hunt has been invited to the town by the mayor, who is this year Councillor Jacky Smith.

Since the hunting ban was introduced in 2005, hunts have been prohibited from using hounds to pursue foxes as well as other creatures including hare and mink. Hunts continue to hold their traditional meets, and use scented decoys to attract the hounds.


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