IN PICTURES: Percy Hunt attracts a large crowd for the first meeting of 2019
Riders and supporters met at The Barbican of Alnwick Castle before the trail hunt set off pursuing an artificial scent that had been laid out earlier by a quad bike rider.
Huntsman Robert McCarthy said it was the biggest turnout he had ever seen and hunt chairman Harry Chrisp said he was thrilled to see so many new faces.
There were no anti-hunt demonstrators in attendance. Photgraphs can be ordered by going to Buy A Photo on the bottom of our website and entering Hunt in to the search box.