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 Owain Fisher, who also hunts hounds, Anna Ernsting, and from 1st May 2017, Gordon Miller.