The hounds, horses and riders of the Blankney Hunt met this morning (Boxing Day) for their annual meet, setting off from Sleaford Market Place.
Riders and followers gathered for a post Christmas toast watched by hundreds of local supporters, before heading out into the countryside towards Evedon and Ruskington.
The number of riders was about on a par with previous recent years with the weather being bright and sunny after heavy rain in recent days.
To comply with government hunting laws, the hunt travels with a bird of prey rather than allowing the hounds to go in for a kill.
Here is a video of teh riders and hounds arriving in Sleaford prior to setting off on the morning ride.