THE Ballymacad Hunt is to host a side saddle day at the historic Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Meath followed by the Ballymacad Hunt Ball in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co Meath with the music being provided by Gene Ormanston’s group Say LaV.

Everyone in the hunt area has been galvanised into supplying suitable horses for the visitors, although many are bringing their own horses from various parts of the Ireland. There is a non-jumping route for those who are not experienced in the typical fences to be met that day and special arrangements are being made for junior riders.