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Cottesmore Hunt Hedgecutting Society winners 2013

Cottesmore Hunt Hedgecutting Society winners 2013

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Prizes have been awarded to the area’s top hedgecutters.

The Cottesmore Hunt Hedge-Cutting Society hosted its annual On The Farm contest to challenge farmers and their staff.

Thirty farms entered the competition and presented 
32 lengths of hedge for the judges to view before prizes were presented during a ceremony at Hill Top Farm in Oakham. Society secretary William Cross hosted the event for 85 guests.

The Dickinson perpetual challenge cup and Richard Scott memorial challenge plate were won by Paul Martin and Chris Stokes for John Crowden at Church Farm, Seaton.

The Robert Hoare perpetual challenge tankard was won by Nobby Bateman for F C Morley & Sons’ farm, Teigh.

He also won the Cottesmore Hunt Champion Challenge Trophy.

David Barber won class III on Paul Turner’s family farm at Belton, Helen Sumner won class IV at Hill Top Farm, Oakham, for William Cross and Martin Allen won class V for his cutting at Browne’s Lodge Farm, Whissendine.