More than 80 landowners, including the Duke of Norfolk, are to renew a legal attempt to ban hunt protesters from private estates.
Police are seeking greater access to hunts to prevent the four-year-old ban being flouted amid a surge of interest in the pursuit.
Since the ban came into force on 18 February 2005, the number of hunt members has increased by about 5,000, with about 50,000 regular riders, while the number of people watching the hunts has grown to 120,000. Total turnover of the hunts has grown from £155 million a year before the ban to at least £170 million.
The hounds are baying, the horses are stamping their hooves and the port is being passed around at Puckeridge Hunt. How's that, you ask?