Welcome to the website for the Masters of Draghounds& Bloodhounds Association


caNDLEWe are sorry to report that Mr Phillip Broughton, Master and Huntsman of the Cranwell Bloodhounds, and Chairman of the MDBA passed away on Sunday 30th September 2018  whilst hunting. We extend our sympathy to his friends and family at this sad time. A true gentleman who will be sorely missed.


The funeral will take place on 26th October 2018
 at St Deny’s Church, Market Place, East Gate, Sleaford NG34 7SH
 at 12 noon.
This will be an open funeral followed by a private burial at home on the farm which will be followed by the wake which will also be held at home.

 Temple House, Temple Farm, Temple Bruer, Lincoln.  LN50DG.

Wendy and the family would also like to invite any MDBA huntsmen that wish, to participate in a guard of honour at both the church and burial.  We would politely request that those of you wishing to take part come dressed in full hunt livery and join with fellow huntsmen to blow gone away.  We feel this will be a fitting tribute to a great man who did so much for hunting for so many years.

 If you could please let me know if you are intending to attend and taking part in the guard of honour so I can keep you informed of the arrangements for that.

 As far as I am aware at the moment there will be no dress code for the funeral so for those not in hunt livery black or any colour of your choosing will be fine, as long as you think Phil would have approved or had something to say about it.
Flowers will be welcomed or alternatively I  believe any donations that people would like to make will be split between a heart charity and the air ambulance.

We hope as many of you as possible will join us to celebrate Phil’s life.
If anyone has any questions or needs any further information please contact me via email, or phone 07967181784  danielle.rain@hotmail.co.uk



A Celebration of Hunting  Wednesday 19th July 2017

hound show pic

Frank Goddard, Cranwell Bloodhounds Kennel Huntsman which featured in  the Telegraph on Thursday 20th July 2017 He was Reserve Champion with his bitch hound Midnight. (Pictured here with Cranwell Merlin).

MDBA Hound Show Results 2017


Information and contact details for the leading packs of bloodhounds and draghounds around the British Isles  Many now have their own web sites, and the “Member ” page has links through to each hunt’s web sites where available.

All the hunts welcome visitors.

Drag hunting dates back to the early 1800s. It involves the pursuit of hounds following an artificial scent laid down by a runner or mounted rider.

Bloodhounds follow the ‘clean boot’, the scent of a human quarry.

Novice rider or professional, young or old – the traditional sports of draghunting and riding to bloodhounds are a great way to spend time with your horse!

  • optional jumps for all abilities
  • hunt built fences plus natural obstacles such as stone walls, hedges, ditches & farm fences
  • a unique opportunity to ride over beautiful and often privately owned country
  • foot followers always welcome
  • friendly and fun social scene

Our  packs will offer you great hunting and a warm welcome.