The CLA Gamekeepers Long Service Award presented to Mick Lewis

  This award recognises the important role Gamekeepers play in managing the British countryside. To be eligible for this award, Gamekeepers must have completed 40 years of service on no more than five estates. We are proud to have been able to nominate our very own Gamekeeper Mick Lewis who was presented with his award at the CLA Game Fair, Blenheim Palace on Friday 18th July 2014.  

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Inniscastle Lad

Many congratulations to the Lavelle Family and William Muir, owners and trainer of Inniscastle Lad winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden stakes over 6 Furlongs at Nottingham on Friday 18th July. Inniscastle Lad is a bay 2yr old colt by Kyllachy out of Glencal. He was bred by Graham Doyle and Lord Margadale and like his dam was born at Fonthill Stud. His fourth dam is the late …

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Fonthill Estate vs Velcourt Cricket Match

The annual inter-Estate cricket match never fails to provide drama and this year’s sporting occasion was no exception. A blanket of clouds and humidity that sent the barometer all the way to “rain” and beyond added to the pre match tension, as bowlers licked their lips in anticipation of the possibilities of swinging ball and batsmen feared the same. Many amongst the huge crowd that had assembled looked to the …

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Flora and fauna

Mick Lewis our Head Keeper has been taking fantastic pictures of the Estates flora and fauna                                            

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Wildlife on the Estate

We have very relaxed horses and foals here on the estate…               …and some lovely wildlife hiding in our fields.

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An evening in aid of Salisbury Cathedral & a garden opening in aid of the local churches

The Very Reverend Dean of Salisbury June Osborne and sculptor  William Pye in front of Bill Pye’s Tavola water sculpture at Fonthill House. This was an evening in aid of Salisbury Cathedral. We are very lucky as the sun shone. The sun did so again at our afternoon opening 2 days later, in aid of the 6 parish churches that border the Fonthill Estate. We are very grateful to everyone …

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Atomic Kitten wins her first ever two classes

Atomic Kitten is a  yearling filly by Kier Park ex Maltese Cat, owned and bred by Nancy Morrison. Seen here shown by Laura Cawley, she wins her first ever 2 classes and is reserve champion of the show at Wincanton Racecourse.

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This is not a Fonthill Nuclear Facility…

…this is former jockey and Fonthill stud manager Paul Leach painting our fences with a helping hand from Pan’s People!

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Highly competitive terrier racing was one of the many events at the very successful South & West Wilts Hunt dog show on Sunday 1st June. Cricket provided alternative entertainment!

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William Pye sculpture & Garden Opening Sunday 8th June 2014 2-6pm

You will be able to see our new Tavola water sculpture by William Pye on Sunday 8th June at the Fonthill House garden opening in aid of local churches.       The garden will be open from 2pm-6pm with Church stalls and refreshments. PRICES: £6 per person or £12 per car for 3 people or more 12 years and under free of charge Dogs permitted on leads       …

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