Prince Charles former hunt at risk of financial ruin after merger plans

Without a regular income hunts are unable to afford staff to look after the hounds, kennels or lay the artificial scent needed for legal trail hunting. Many of these City professionals also prefer to shoot pheasant or partridge on Saturdays because it is less expensive than paying for a horse and stables. One of the oldest hunts in the country is struggling to survive after plans to merge with another group collapsed. The Masters… The Quorn hunt in Leicestershire, which the Prince of Wales used to hunt with, is under threat not from saboteurs but new development concreting over traditional hunting fields and a new generation of huntsmen and women who cannot hunt in the week because they work.

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