Apart from the weather, the Hunting Season has been going with a buzz. Our saddlers have been working overtime on white, black and brown garter and spur straps and our unbendable stock pin has been very popular. The saddlery side of our business has also been in demand with our Handmade Hunting Bridles and accessories.
Calcutt & Sons
Saddlers and Riding Outfitters
Special Offer until the end of February on all stock size One Way Stretch Breeches, Beige and White. 15% off.
The Countryside Alliance has launched its 2011 Christmas card range; a selection of eight different sporting designs by celebrated artists from across the country.
Full Cry By Frederick Haycock; Hopeful Halifax By Sam Sopwith; Pheasants in Winter By Berrisford Hill; Stag By Imogen Man; Pawprints in the Snow By Peter Munro and Fortified Fox, By Jonathan Walker are available now.
All cards are sold in packs of 10, with envelopes. The inside of the greetings card reads “With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year”, with the exception of the foxhound note card which is left blank.
Visit the www.countryside-alliance.org.uk for more details.
With the hunting season well into full swing, we are pleased to annouce that we have one way stretch breeches at reasonable prices.
We also now have a lady in house knitting beagle stockings, so we can produce any colour to order.
With only just over 3 weeks to go until Christmas we are approaching the deadline for special orders.
Hunting Season is now well under way and the orders are pouring in. We have sorted out the problem with the one way stretch cloth for breeches and are well into production, prices start at £102.00. We have also solved the shortage of Beagle Stockings for we have a lady hand knitting them for us, so orders can be readily executed.
With less than 8 weeks to the Opening Meets, please do not leave your urgent needs to the last minute.
Honiton Hound Show on Thursday 4th started in fear and trepidation that it was going to pour with rain all day, however by 10.30 the sun came through and coats came off and umbrellas came down.
The local foxhound packs were well represented but several from further afield were absent because of kennel cough.
The major honours, as in previous years went to the VWH and Ian had great pleasure in presenting them with the prized Hunting Horns, just to add to the collection.
As a decision was made sometime ago to rotate the Hunting Horn Presentation, next year it will be the turn of the Beagle and Harrier Classes.
Calcutt’s Hunting Coats in scarlet and green were very much in evidence, in many cases covered in ribbons, and Ian arrived back on Friday with plenty of repairs.
The Show Season is over and now we can get on with Hunting, which has already started on Exmoor, and with Autumn Hunting in mind, we have a very good selection of mens hacking jackets from a bankrupt clearance at very reasonable prices.
We have had notification that the long awaited one way stretch breeches cloth will be available with the next fortnight, so we shall have stock by the end of the month. White and Beige breeches at affordable prices.
With the passing of Ardingly and Peterborough Hound Shows the summer seems to be flying by, and in a few weeks time we shall see the Staghounds hunting again.
No doubt with the likelihood of a late harvest the foxhounds will be late in starting, however we are gearing ourselves up for a busy season and the major problem with the supply of one way stretch cloth will be resolved in August. We hope we can keep the price at £102.00 including VAT.
Ian Compton will be at the Honiton Hound Show on August 4th and will be happy to discuss any requirements. He will be presenting Hunting Horns to the Champion Dog and Bitch in the Foxhound Classes.
Date for your diary Saturday 11th June 2011.
We are participating in Riders4Helmets, Helmet Awareness Campaign.
Come along and get your hat checked or if you need a replacement we are offering a 10% on Charles Owen and Champion Hats on Saturday June 11th only.
Visit Riders4helmets.com website for further information.
Ian Compon will again be presenting horns at Ardingly Hound Show on the 9th June and Honiton on the 4th August, when he will have his tape measure and pad to take orders for coats etc.
Apart from the interruption of the weather at Christmas and the occasional disruption by hunt monitors, hunts have managed to provide good sport and appear to be everymore popular.
Looking forward to next season we are offering a 20% reduction on Keepers Tweed Jackets until the end of May, particularly for the stag hunting.
Now is the time to check all the broken tack and the soles of your boots, our workshop is ready for action.
Enjoy the summer breaks with the puppy and hound shows to look forward to. Ian Compton will again be presenting horns at Ardingly and Honiton.