About Us

Traditionally known as 'The Ross', The Ross Harriers Hunt was formed around 1820. William Cobbett, during one of his ‘rural rides’ had a day with them in 1821. Today the hounds are traditional stud-book harriers, around twenty-one inches in height. As well as their own, there is Dunston and High Peak blood. The Ross have shown successfully at Peterborough and Honiton Hound Shows.


The Ross Harriers Hunt has its own registered country, stretching from Hay on Wye in the north, Huntley in the south and from Monmouth in the west to Trumpet in the east. The hunt boundary which overlaps the Welsh border is dissected by the River Wye. It takes in all of the South Herefordshire hunt country as well as parts of the Golden Valley, Cotswold Vale Farmers’, Ledbury and Monmouthshire foxhound countries.


The point-to-point is held in March on a course known as ‘The Lawns’ which lies west of Hereford on the Garnons Estate.


The Ross Harriers are a small, friendly pack who welcome new comers to come and hunt with them. There is a very active Supporters Club who arrange a large variety of fund raising events throughout the year.


The Joint Masters are Ricky Dolphin, who also hunts hounds, Anna Ernsting, and Jayne Dolphin


Joint Master Anna Ernsting

Joint Masters and Huntsman Ricky Dolphin and Jane Dolphin

Ross Harriers Subscriptions 2018 -2019


Full Compounded                     £500.00

Full not Compounded               £400.00   plus  £20.00 Field Money

Couple Compounded                £900.00

8 Day                                        £300.00

Day Cap if no Subscription       

£40.00  Saturday

£30  Wednesday


Child under 17 years               £75.00  

(Day Cap £15.00)

Associates 17-20 * years       £250.00  

(Day Cap £30.00)

Foot/Car Followers                 £75.00 

(Day Cap £10)


* if not working at age 21; a reduced full subscription will be applicable

Autumn Hunting is by invitation of the Joint Masters

Non Subscribers, or those who have not yet paid their Subscription: £15.00 September;

£20.00 October


Hon Secretary :


       Mounted children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult unless by special arrangement