Britain’s Countryside Alliance has released a new leaflet to answer questions about hunting.
The leaflet, titled ‘A newcomers guide to the how, what, when and where of hunting’, was launched at last month’s Badminton Horse Trials.
The pocket-sized document is aimed at both adults and children and answers common questions about going hunting for the first time, such as queries about etiquette and turnout.
Countryside Alliance spokesperson Henrietta Rutgers said: “Attending a meet for the first time, whether on foot or mounted, can be a daunting experience but need not be with a bit of prior information.
“Our new document aims to encourage people to try hunting as well as giving them peace of mind by answering some essential questions such as, ‘Will hunting suit me as I don’t like leaving the ground?’ and ‘Can I still go hunting if I don’t have a horse?’”
There are also some tips to help newcomers enjoy their first day as much as possible.
The Countryside Alliance also offers the popular An Introduction to Foxhunting booklet, which is targeted at children.