THE Hampshire Country Sports Day revelled in all things hunting, horses and hounds.

The annual event at Tichborne Park, near Alresford, yesterday had a wide range of attractions including the Inter Hunt show jumping competition, a demonstration on wildfowl from hunter gatherer Chris Green the Cornishman as well as a falconry display, and gun dog demo.

The British Hunting Collection also returned, with a unique display of over 300 hunting uniforms, plus records and items, dating back as far as the 18th century.

Some 75 trade stands were also in attendance offering everything from equestrian and countryside clothing to handbags and jewellery.

, to country paintings and craft gifts, plus hunting, shooting and fishing equipment, and a large range of food and drink vendors, with a Licensed bar.

Visitors were also able to try country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing.

Crowd pleasers such as terrier racing and the inter-hunt mounted relay which sees rival hunts racing to erect a hurdle on quad bikes and on foot, which are then jumped by members of the hunt on their horses, before being dismantled by the quad bike teams, racing against the clock, once again delighted spectators.

Donations to the show, which has been running for over 30 years, will be give to the Countryside Alliance to help their campaign work to improve rural communities.