TEN years on from the ban, and the county’s hunts are as proud as ever – if the Boxing Day meets are any measure.

Scenes of the South Herefordshire Hunt making their way along Mill Street, Hereford, to gather at the Castle House Hotel, or the Radnor and West Herefordshire heading up Hergest Ridge were repeated with varying degrees of similarity around the county as respective hunts rode out.

Supporters gathered in their hundreds to sample the atmosphere of an ancient tradition, which stays strong.