2025 Competition

On Sunday, the Castle Arena once again hosted the fast and furious Inter Hunt Relay. Entry forms and rules can be found attached to this page in the yellow forms box from early 2025. 

Enquiries – Jade Hunter    volunteers@belsay.com


Teams of four from each hunt to include one junior under 25 years and one quaddie (who must be 18 years old or over and hold a full driving licence).  Two other riders make up the team. We do encourage a rider over 45 years, where possible. There will be a mirrored course set up (so two teams can compete at the same time) of mainly working hunter style jumps, of approximately 85cm, and to include one or more non jumping tasks. Jumps will raise to approximately 95cm in the second round. Quads will complete a range of challenges before passing the baton to the first rider.

Each team should provide a hunt whip to use as a baton and all members must be dressed correctly for a day’s hunting.  This is a timed competition, and the starting order will be drawn.

The competition will be run as a knock-out relay and the time taken from the start of the first rider to the finish of the final competitor (the quad). 5 seconds will be added to the time for a knockdown.  If the whip is dropped the competitor must dismount, pick it up, re-mount and continue.

If a competitor is eliminated for three or more refusals another competitor must complete their round for them. In the event of a fall by rider, the time will keep ticking but penalties won’t be added. At the discretion of the judge/medical team, the rider may continue once remounted. Another rider can continue the course in their place one the rider is up and on their feet, when it’s deemed safe to do so by the judge. In the event of a horse fall, the team will be automatically eliminated.

A full list of rules are attached in the yellow box to the right of this page.


  • Parking: Enter via Belsay Castle & Hall drive, following signs for Arena Eventing, BSPS & NSEA. At the small pond, turn right and park in the field on the right hand side of the track. 
  • Dress Code: Hunting Attire (Black, Navy or Tweed). 1 whip is required between the team to use as a baton. Plaiting not essential. Chinstraps required on all hats (Quad drivers must have a hard helmet & driving licence).  
  • Best Turned Out: A team prize will be presented the winner of the best turned out. 
  • All entry forms must be signed to indicate acceptance of the rules of this event. Please ensure commentary notes are filled out on your entry form – it helps with the entertainment! 

  • For more information please contact Jade – volunteers@belsay.com


1st Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire

2nd North Cumberland B

3rd North Tyne

4th Haydon

5th North Cumberland A

6th Morpeth

7th Tynedale

8th Braes Of Derwent

9th Vale Of Lune

Thank you to our loyal Inter Hunt Relay Sponsor https://joblingpurser.com/

A look back at 2022:

On Sunday 5th June 2022 the Castle Arena once again hosted the fast and furious Inter Hunt Relay sponsored by Jobling Purser Ltd. 

We had some very exciting competiton with 9 teams taking part!

The Tynedale Hunt won the Inter Hunt Relay with their fabulous team of Craig Steel (Quad bike Rider from Kirkwhelpington), Charles Carr from Acomb village, Abbie Foster from Wall and Anna Cowperthwaite from Belsay.  The Percy Hunt was second and North Tyne were third.  The other hunts competing were Braes of Derwent, Morpeth A and Morpeth B, Haydon, Dumfriesshire and Stewartry and the Vale of Lune.


Previous Winners

2021 Winners – The Morpeth B


2019 Winners – The Morpeth


2018 Winners – The Tynedale



If you do not wish to be photographed by our official photographer Athalens during the competition, please let the show secretary know in advance and notify the photographer in the arena as you enter.