THE ON FARM HEDGE-CUTTING COMPETITION Season 2016 - 2017 For hedges cut autumn 2016 / spring 2017 within the boundary of the Cottesmore Hunt Country
The Society is pleased to inform you that the competition will be held this year and the judging will take place in early May. A copy of the rules are displayed on this site.
If you have undertaken some cutting or had hedges cut on your farm (minimum 3 chain in length) would you please contact me with the details of your entry in this year's competition. Some lengths will already have been listed, but it is always useful to be informed to avoid any lengths being missed. Please include maps or diagrams to aid the location of hedges. Entry form may be found within this site.
The Summer Prize Giving Party invitation will be mailed to all who have either had hedges cut or have cut hedges this season and please inform me in order that you are included on this list. The party will be held in early July.
Please do use and return the entry form. It is most useful to be be informed of your own updated contact details for address, mobile 'phone, facsimile and e-mail.
William Cross Hon. Secretary
Senior Judge at the Prize giving party 2012 with the prize winners
Mr. ‘Badger’ Walker, one of our 2012 judges, congratulated the cutters and farmers on their outstanding work and Mr Robin Page commented upon hedge laying which is so important in maintaining the beauty and viability of our rural hedgerows and the overall views of the countryside. Robin also stated that the Cottesmore Hunt was instrumental through the support of this society in the continuing well-being of the British countryside which has also been looked after by our farming community.