We are the only remaining military hunt in the UK, but you don’t have to be in the military to get involved. We are a friendly hunt, and welcome visitors as well as new members, supporters and car followers.
The Royal Artillery Hunt’s hounds operate within the Hunting Act 2004.
Our trail-hunting activities take place on and around Salisbury Plain Training Area in Wiltshire.
"To horse and away To the heart of the fray! Fling care to the Devil for one merry day!" - W.H.Ogilvie
Who are we?
The Royal Artillery Hunt is made up of all sorts of people. We count serving members of the Armed Forces and the Household Cavalry amongst us, as well as farmers, writers, academics and people who work in the equestrian and agricultural world. So we are a mixed bunch. Not everyone has their own horse - and some people come to meets and follow on in their cars to watch the horses and hounds from afar.
Hunting on Salisbury Plain
The Royal Artillery Hunt’s hounds are a trail-hunting pack. That means our hounds follow a pre-laid trail using a scent. This makes for a fun day out, as well as being within the law. Our trail-hunting activities take place on and around Salisbury Plain Training Area in Wiltshire. The landscape is incredibly beautiful - and made all the more interesting with the occasional tank. It is still the MOD's principal army training area in the region, so we often navigate tank tracks and 'villages' constructed for army training.
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle
– Winston Churchill