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SMARTPHONE? TABLET?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:
- users of smartphones (that have small screens usually held vertically)
- those with a visual impairment
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 UK’s 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. The diagram on the right above should help you navigate.
Welcome...... 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.