Scores of supporters turned out to see the traditional New Year’s Day hunt in Melton, with people of all ages gathering in Play Close park.
This year it was the turn of the Belvoir Hunt, with riders chatting to the crowds who had gathered to see them off for the day.
The event was once again hosted by the Melton Mowbray Town Estate.
Senior townwarden Dinah Hickling said: “Everything went ahead really smoothly. The hunt members were absolutely charming and we had a good, enthusiastic crowd.”
The Melton Times contacted the Belvoir Hunt but no-one was available for comment at the time of going to press.