About the HSBS
The Hunt Staff Benefit Society (HSBS) was established in 1872, under the name of the Hunt Servants' Benefit Society. The name was changed to Hunt Staff Benefit Society on 1st January, 2004.
It is also sometimes referred to as the Hunt Staff (or Servants') Benevolent Fund and the Hunt Staff (or Servants') Benevolent Society. The present Patron and Governor is His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
The HSBS is a Registered Friendly Society benefiting the staff, without whom hunting could not exist. It is not a Charity. It offers a Personal Pension Scheme specifically, and only, for staff employed by Hunts. Contributions can be paid by Hunt Staff and/or their employers and the pension is specially designed for Hunt Staff to take with them during their career.
The Scheme offers secured benefits with the possibility of additional bonuses from successful investment performance. Over eleven million pounds are currently invested efficiently and successfully by professional Investment Managers overseen by the Executive Sub-Committee.
The unique aspect of the scheme is the additional support from Honorary Members' Subscriptions, Donations (Caps from Hunts, Donations in Memorium, from Supporters Clubs and other sources) Legacies and Fund Raising activities.
If you are a hunt employee, or employ hunt staff, you should ask for further details of the Pension Scheme.
If you go hunting you should consider supporting the HSBS, for the benefit of Hunt Staff, by becoming an Honorary Member and supporting the HSBS’s fund raising activities.
The National Horn Blowing Competition- The 2018 Competitors Revealed!
The names of those vying to win the historic National Horn Blowing Competition taking place at this year’s Dubarry Horn and Hound Ball on Saturday 21st April have finally been revealed!
The highly competitive horn-blowing contest, supported this year by E.P. Barrus, is always a highlight of the night, with the winner taking home the coveted Horse & Hound Cup, first competed for in 1952.
This year’s 10 competitors, who representing hunts from across the country, are:
Duncan Cinnamond (Cotley Harriers)
Ben Dalton (Croome and West Warwickshire)
James Davies (Monmouthshire)
Ashley Doherty M.H. (Brighton, Storrington, Surrey and North Sussex)
Rupert Inglesant M.F.H. (Cotswold)
Robert Medcalf (South Devon)
Robert Moffatt (Royal Artillery)
Jake Oppenheim (Cheshire)
Stuart Radbourne M.F.H. (Avon Vale)
Gareth Watchman M.F.H. (South Durham)
Past winners Jacky Thomas M.F.H. and Alastair Jackson, who have lifted the Cup seven times between them, will be judging on the night. The winner and runner up will receive engraved hunting horns, kindly sponsored by Horse & Hound.