A Ball with the Blackmore Vale

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Jumping the Blackmore Vale's notorious hedges!
Stourhead - the backdrop to your first day in the saddle
One of the Blackmore Vale foxhounds
A big field with the Blackmore Vale
One of the joint Masters of the B&SV Hunt
Babington House - the final word in luxury!
Ready for the meet!
However muddy the meet you'll always arrive in style!

‘The most fun you can have with your clothes on!’

An exclusive fox-hunting vacation for four people, ‘A Ball with the Blackmore Vale’ transports you into the warm heart of one of England’s most fashionable hunts. This is the crème de la crème of Blackthorn & Brook’s vacations so prepare yourself for a top sporting adventure, a social whirl and a week of indulgent travel.


Over nine days experience some of the West Country’s finest sporting country. We give you a chance to meet your mount with a scenic ride through the beautiful Stourhead Estate and have centred the rest of the week on three excellent meets. This is a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the celebrated Blackmore and Sparkford vales.

Your social calendar is a top priority and we want you to return from your vacation with new friends as well as great memories. A glamorous hunt ball is the centrepiece of your stay, but you will also be invited to an exclusive black-tie dinner at the country seat of our charming Hunt Chairman. Invite new friends from the field to join you, or allow us to organise company from the cream of hunting society.

Finally, soak away your saddle sores with a night at one of England’s finest spas. A stunning Georgian manor house, Babington House is the final word in luxury. Between its beautiful pools, spa and restaurants we’ve scheduled you in a couple of days at the end of your vacation to indulge in total relaxation.

Prices start at £9,000 per person 

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