Ian Stark and Hunting - past and present


Ian Stark has hunted since he was twelve – partly for fun, partly for countryside management, but mostly for the purpose of educating young horses and giving enthusiasm and confidence back to the more ‘mature’ horse.


In the main, Ian has hunted with the Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds, although he has enjoyed many days with the other local packs – the Berwickshire, Lauderdale and Jedforest – and has visited friends and hunted with other packs across the UK, most notably the Eglinton, the Pytchley, the Beaufort, the Tynedale and the North Cotswold.


A few years ago Ian and a small, select group of gents took a ‘boys trip’ over to Ireland and hunted with the Duhallow, the County Limerick and the Tipperary Foxhounds. What goes on tour stays on tour, but suffice to say they were warmly welcomed, well looked after and enjoyed some wonderful post-hunting food and drink courtesy of the Dunraven Arms.


Nowadays Ian enjoys a more official role with the Duke of Buccleuch Hunt as one of their Fieldmasters. He survived a baptism of fire in the role, leading the field from the opening meet in 2012, and looks forward to another fun and exciting season following esteemed huntsman, Trevor Adams, in his 25th year of service.


For more details on hunting with the Duke of Buccleuch please visit www.buccleuchhunt.co.uk