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From 1st June, our email addresses of the form will be switched off. For the last six months such email has been redirected to our new addresses used by the Chairman and Secretary; please use these new email addresses from now onwards (most already do so). You can also contact us via the Contact page.


You can buy e-tickets for all the race-days at Garthorpe here now.
You can also buy our e-tickets via the MHC smartphone app.
Avoid queuing to pay - and get a free racecard!

Sunday 19th February

Ride map

1st and 1st Middleweight - Rowan Cope (Arthur)
2nd and 1st Line Cavalryman - Harry Wallace
3rd, 1st TB, 1st U25 and 1st Lady - Sophie Walker
1st Heavyweight - Chris Gibbon
1st Novice - Willie Reardon
1st Veteran - Richard Walker

Smartphone app


Via MHC's popular smartphone 'app' you can now make online payments for MHC subscriptions, reduced-rate caps and other items, and you can also email the MHC (and the BH, CH and QH) Secretaries – all from within the app. This is complementary to the online payment pages of this website - you can use either, whichever is more convenient - and they offer the same facilities.
See the Newsmedia / Newsfeeds page for more details.

And, at the top left-hand corner of this page, you might have noticed a small yellow or maroon box with three bars. Clicking it displays the menu vertically instead of horizontally and in much larger lettering. This is to help:

What's where?

The Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn Hunts have 'countries' that converge in the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. They operate independently but are closely associated with Melton Hunt Club (MHC). MHC organises limited reduced-rate caps (days) with the three constituent Hunts (plus a fourth guest hunt currently the Meynell and South Staffs) with the aim of getting more people to try hunting in Leicestershire and the surrounding area. MHC also runs the famous Melton cross-country 'ride' and maintains the UKs best point-to-point racecourse at Garthorpe. This website, together with its associated Facebook page, Twitter account and smartphone app, is MHC's 'official' presence. But because MHC's activities span several distinct fields, racing at Garthorpe has its own website, Facebook page and Twitter account, and the MHC Ride now has its own Facebook page.


... to the Melton Hunt Club's website for stop-press news and a summary of forthcoming events. There are details of how to contact us, point-to-point dates, information about the Garthorpe racecourse which is widely recognised as the finest dedicated point-to-point course in the UK, and details of our cross-country and sponsored rides. Finally, there is a summary of the arrangements between the MHC and constituent Hunts, a potted history of the MHC and its current subscriptions.

See in particular the Events page for dates of point-to-point racing at Garthorpe.

Point-to-point vendors

If you wish to run a stall at one or more of the point-to-points, please email the point-to-point secretary of the relevant Hunt via their website or – for MHC's own raceday – MHC's. A guide to Health and Safety requirements for food and drink vendors is available in the Downloads area on the right.

Point-to-point spectators

We always hope for good going and fine weather — a combination not always easy to attain. Hot and cold food and drinks are available at all the point-to-points, and spectators are also most welcome to bring picnics. But if you wish to bring a barbecue, would you please park well away from other cars as the smoke can spoil the day for others. In addition, the parking area at Garthorpe is uneven in places and pedestal ('off floor') barbecues can potentially be a serious hazard in a confined space.