2016 Holcombe Hunt annual ball, The Dunkenhalgh Hotel
PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 April 2016
One of the oldest hunts in the country staged its colourful annual ball at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors with around 300 guests.
2016 Holcombe Hunt Ball
Susan and Alastair Simmons
Ashley Thornton, Ella Stephenson, Bethany Glover and Megan Dance
James and Heather Hardy with Rosemary and Allen Rainford
Katie Lowton, Blaire Harthern, Lizzie Trickett, and Raine Harthern and Julie Fearnley
Blaire Harthern and Susie Potter
Peter and Janet Hodgkinson, Josh Spendelow, Jo Ford, Julie Fearnley and Peter Elliott
Pat and Ann Gallagher, joint masters
Lincoln and Louise Healey with Annette and Brian Billington
Chad Isherwood and Olivia Singleton
Rosemary Rainford, Janet Smith and Heather Hardy
Sarah and Ashlee Winstanley, Victoria Metford and Alexie Patel
This formal event is one of the highlights of the year for the Holcombe Hunt, which can trace its roots back to the 11th century. Its hounds are believed to be direct descendents of the Blue Gascoignes, who were brought across the Channel by the Normans.