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Blankney Hunt brings out the crowds for traditional Boxing Day meeting

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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.

 

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