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The hunt (2nd of 3)

The hunt

The English tradition of the hunt, where horses, riders and a pack of hounds chase a fox across the countryside, was transferred to New Zealand. Here, a hare substitutes for the fox, but the rest of the hunt protocol is similar. The hunt master wears a red jacket and directs the hunt. This hunt was organised by the Otago Hunt Club.

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008