Lycetts Festival of Hunting 2018 celebrates the 130th anniversary of the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show

March 26th 2018

Lycetts will once again be the title sponsor for the Festival of Hunting, which will take place on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. This will be the third year of our recently extended five-year partnership agreement with the festival.

The Lycetts Festival of Hunting day includes the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. The historic event is an annual showcase for the world of hunting and boasts the greatest gathering of hounds in the country and marks the highlight of the summer social calendar.

As ever, the Lycetts Festival of Hunting will play host to a vibrant variety of showing classes with in-hand and ridden equine classes and qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show in many categories, as well as the much-loved inter-hunt relays. Harriers, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Draghounds, and Bloodhounds will also be competing alongside displays of Fell Hounds and coursing dogs. The Lycetts Festival of Hunting Horn Blowing competition will take place at their drinks reception, with guests hoping to win the sought-after hunting horn, engraved and donated by The Hunting Shop, from 2017 winner Nicholas Map.

The 2018 festival looks to build upon the enormous success of last year’s show, where an enthusiastic crowd of over 7,000 hunting and countryside supporters attended. Lycetts Festival of Hunting organisers, Addo Events, recorded an increase of over 25 per cent on the number of attendees from the previous year. Both long-standing supporters and first-time attendees enjoyed the celebration of this unique and long-held tradition, which was captured on film by renowned videographer Hannah Brook-Lawson. This special video will be launching in the Spring as part of a wider campaign to promote the Lycetts Festival of Hunting.

The Lycetts Festival of Hunting is a wonderful opportunity for those in the hunting community to renew old acquaintances and visit some of the specialist exhibitors; from clothing and accessories to interiors, gifts and purveyors of the finest food and drink. Lycetts has a showcase stand at the Festival to discuss their bespoke insurance requirements.

Angus Keate, Deputy Chairman of Lycetts, says: ‘Our headline sponsorship of the Festival of Hunting sits at the heart of Lycetts’ philosophy to work with those involved in the rural community and the Lycetts Festival of Hunting organisers are one of a number of well-known rural organisations with whom we have a close relationship. We aim to be the most trusted specialist adviser in this sector for those requiring our insurance broking and financial advisory expertise and support of events such as this is a key part of our strategy.

‘Agreeing our title sponsorship of the Lycetts Festival of Hunting for a further three years affirms our unwavering commitment to this event and the rural community in which it sits, and we hope this will not go unnoticed by those involved in hunting during these challenging times. I am delighted to lead our headline sponsorship of this event and look forward to welcoming friends old and new to the Festival in July.’

For further information about our support for this event, visit our dedicated page for The Festival of Hunting.

For further information about the Festival of Hunting, please email foh@eastofengland.org.uk, telephone 01733 363 527 or visit www.festivalofhunting.com .

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