RIDERS of all ages were out enjoying the Christmas and new year hunting meets nationwide and we bring you some of the colour and fun involved including two great sequences from photographer Alan Leonard of Grace Murphy’s elegant side saddle fall while out with the Galway Blazers, while photographer Alf Harvey captured the action sequence from Joe Bourke’s unexpected splash with the Laois Hunt.

More hunt meet photographs from Cork’s Ballinadee Harriers Hunt meet on New Year’s Day and the North Down Foxhounds on page 98.