The East Kent Hunt (more recently with West Street) has hunted hounds in East Kent for over 200 years.
Since the 2004 Hunting Act, we have laid artificial trails for hounds to follow, so that we may maintain a pack of hounds and continue the tradition of riding to hounds.
For many, the pleasure of riding to hounds is in the opportunity to ride across the some of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of south east countryside.
We're fortunate to be able to enjoy everything from the hilly and wooded North Downs to the low-lying Romney Marshes.
It's also a hugely social activity, attracting people from all walks of life and you're guaranteed to make life-long friends.
However, nothing can beat the thrill of watching hounds in their element, working as a pack to find a scent, hearing their cry as pick up the line and fly across country as one.
"Nothing can beat the thrill of watching hounds in their element"
We welcome all visitors and newcomers, so if you'd like to come trail hunting with us, simply get in touch!
If you're completely new to hunting, you may have some questions or concerns. Again, please do get in touch as we'd love to help put your mind at rest.
We also offer some newcomer and taster days to ease you in, but we're not a fast and furious pack and nor do we have big-hedge country. Generally we split the field into jumping and non-jumping, so there's something for everyone.
If you're unsure about what to wear and worried about breaking some obscure, unwritten rule; fear not. We're not on ceremony, we're out to have fun and enjoy ourselves.
However, it's worth checking out our guide to hunting etiquette as it will help to answer any concerns.