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The show was held at the show ground in Harrogate on Wednesday 13 July. Nineteen packs of foxhounds contested the five dog hound and five bitch classes.
The Modern hounds and the Old English hounds  are judged together in all the classes with four of the classes having separate prizes for the Old English hounds.
The dog hounds were judged in the morning by by Captain I W Farquhar LVO, MFH from Tetbury, Gloucester and Lady A Moger from Sturminster, Dorset.
The bitch hounds were judged in the afternoon by Mr AWR Danger from York, North Yorkshire and and T Lyle MFH from  Ivybridge, Devon.

The Percy hounds had a very successful day, please see the results below:-

Class2: The Best Couple of Unentered  Dog Hounds – The Percy won the Old English Class with brothers Spender  and  Spokesman, they are by Gamble ’10 and out of Speedwell ’08. They were both walked by our amateur whip Allan Morris who was there to see the result as at the show helping with the hounds.

Class 4: The Best Two Couple of Entered Dog Hounds – The Percy were fourth in the Open Class with Porter and Porrick, both by Spitfire ’08 and out of Poem ’11, Pompous by Woolem ’09 out of Poet ‘10 and Lifter by Spitfire ’08 and out of Linnet ’08. A very pleasing result.

Class 5: The Best Stallion Hound: The Percy won the Old English Class with Porter, his breeding as above.

Class 6: The Best Unentered Bitch Hound: The Percy came third in the Open Class with Spendthrift, she is by Gamble ’10 and out of Speedwell ’08, she was also walked by Allan Morris.  

Class 7: The Best Couple of Unentered Bitch Hounds: The Percy came fourth in the Open Class with Spendthrift, breeding as above, and Landlady who is by Holderness Landscape ’12 and Lilac ’12, she was walked by the landlady’s daughter, Miss Emily Bennett, hence the name!! They also won the Old English Class.  

Class 10: The Best Brood Bitch: The Percy won the Old English Class with Lightning, she is by Spitfire ’08 and out of Linnet ’08.

Our Master Michael Hutchinson was presented with The Mary Furness Memorial Trophy for the pack gaining the most points accumulated in the Old English Hound Classes, the Percy having won all four classes.  This was the third year in succession that they have won the Old English Championship.

For photos of the show please see the Picture Gallery.

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