Monday May - The Reluctant Racehorse by Ro Collingborn

Monday May - The Reluctant Racehorse - By Ro Collingborn

Available now on Amazon, WH Smith, Waterstones, Booktopia, Barnes & Noble


Monday May is a spirited, chestnut mare, born to be
a racehorse. Having taught herself how to kick, rear
and bite, she is determined not to be broken in, and
do everything herself without the help of humans,
preferring to win a race without a jockey.
She is soon sent off for “re-training” but never loses
her high opinion of herself and her wonderful abilities.
As the book progresses, she gets nearer and
nearer to the “meat man” until there is an unexpected
This book is suitable for adults as well as children.
Written in a humorous fashion, it tells how in today’s
world, there is still much ill-treatment of horses, often
through ignorance, not intent.
“Monday May is an addictive novel and a must-read
for anyone who loves horses. I wouldn’t want to ride
her, but I couldn’t put it down.”
Charlie Deutsch – Jockey.
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Available Formats

Paperback 9781398481909
RRP £7.99 /$10.95
eBook 9781398481916
RRP £3.50/ $4.50
Monday May
142 Pages
Published 30th November 2022
Available Worldwide

Nick Phillips MFH interview

The Hunting Noticeboard ran an interview with our very own Nick Phillips MFH! See the conversation with Aurelia Stephenson in full on The Hunting Noticeboard and also below.

We would like to thank the Hunting Noticeboard for advertising in the Red Book.

VWH in Horse and Hound

From the archive - Tatler Bystander

The Vale of the White Horse (VWH) held its 150th anniversary meet at the Gloucestershire home of Earl and Countess St Aldwyn. Mickey St Aldwyn, dispensing hospitality with trays of port, was also celebrating his birthday while his brother, the Hon David Hicks Beach, was being congratulated on his engagement to neighbour Kate Henriques. Known as the Very Welcoming Hunt, it is one of the friendliest and most fun packs due to its completely unstuffy and sympathetic Masters, John Phillips, Bill Reid and Norman Thomas.

Read the full article HERE.

Peterborough Champion

Lycetts Festival of Hunting 2019
The V.W.H had a red letter day at Peterborough this week, with Footpad winning the unentered dog hound championship and the amazing Jacob taking the much coveted dog hound championship. We have now won 8 Peterborough Championships which is  an amazing achievement!

Hound Hydrotherapy

One of our hounds, VWH Folklore, has become lame on one back leg, so he is currently on a course of hydrotherapy. Thank you Aqua Canine Hydrotherapy at Lechlade K9 Centre, for the treatments.

Photo by Daniel Hague Photography

Prize-winning Melon at The Somerford Show

Congratulations to Martin Wood and his prize-winning melon which won the much coveted Horticultural Cup at the Somerford Show. The VWH hounds paraded in the main ring when many families came along and got a chance to meet the hounds and talk to Philip. We would like to thank the Somerford Show committee for inviting us to parade.

Hound Exercise on Bikes

Friday 10th August 5.30pm

Kilkenny Farm Start and Finish

Mostly on tracks, about 4.5 miles

£5 per Adult, Children under 12 free [or] (Donations at the gate very welcome)

Thank you to Rory Musker for organising and Nick and Francie for hosting.

Peterborough Festival of Hunting

In the build up to Peterborough Royal Hound Show, last year's Champion Footloose featured as centre page spread in The Field (July 2018). For full report for 2018 click Hounds and Kennels. This year we only showed the dog hounds as Martin Scott was judging the bitches. Perfectly matched Nomad and Janitor are pictured.