HISTORY


   The Cotswold Vale Farmers Hunt was established in 1947, in order to hunt the Vale  

   of Gloucester and Forest of Dean  The founder Members were Gloucestershire

   Farmers led by Edward Pullen.


    The Hounds were initially kennelled at Boddington Manor.     .

    In 1978 changes in ownership forced the CVFH to find new premises and John

    and Philip Whitehouse offered the lease of some land at Bradley Farm, Mitcheldean.

    Members of the Hunt set forth to convert this site to Hunt Kennels digging drains,

    laying concrete building hound lodges and buildings, stables for the horses were

    erected and a mobile home installed.

     In 2001 hounds were moved temporarily to the Croome and West Warwickshire

      Kennels.


      In 2004 the Hunt was able to buy some land in Gotherington, near Cheltenham 

      from a long time subscriber John Hopkins and then built new Kennels which is

       where it is at this present time.