The Masters

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    Ben Elcock


    2014/2015 was Ben's first season as a joint master of the Old Berks Hunt, although he has been a mounted follower and a member for over ten years. Ben started hunting as a child in the north of England and lives in Kingston Lisle where he runs his own farriery business.

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    Dee Powell


    Dee is joined in the Mastership by her son, Benjy, and daughter Maimie.

  • Benjy Powell


    Benjy joined the Mastership on 1st May 2022.

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    Clemmie Shot


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    Conor Bruen


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    Maimie Pujari Powell


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    Myles O'Conor


    Myles joins us for the 2023/24 season from the Duke of Buccleuch Hunt in the Scottish Borders. He has previously worked for 3 other packs of foxhounds in England and 1 in Ireland.

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    Callum O'Rourke


    Callum joined us on 1st May 2023. It is Callum's second position in hunt service, he previously worked at the Zetland Hunt in North Yorkshire.

  • History

    The Old Berkshire Hunt Ltd - The "Old Berks" dates back to 1830 in its present form but the country has been hunted since about 1760. See The History of the Old Berks Hunt, 1760-1904 by F C Loder-Symonds and E Percy Crowdy (Vinton & Co Ltd, 1905).

    Hunt Country

    The country which is in Oxfordshire is mixed, with grass, set-aside and corn crossed with timber and some hedges. There are quite a few streams and ditches including the infamous Rosie Brook. Hunt-owned coverts include Longcot Thorns. Following the successful incorporation in February 2004 the Old Berkshire Hunt Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. The Directors of the company are responsible for its management but delegate the responsibility for day-to-day management to the Joint Masters and others appointed to assist them.