Riders saddle up for New Year's hunt

Ashleigh Shimmin with Molly

Police urge caution on the roads

The New Year's Day Hunt is on.

It's apt that horses, riders, and their hounds, gather at the Horse and Plough in Braddan from midday today (Mon) - organised by the Great Meadows Estate.  

No animals will be hurt in the event - as hounds follow a scent; they'll lead the harras around farmland in the traditional annual event.

Sergeant Alan Shimmin's wife, Ashleigh, has saddled up for the chase.

He says it's a bit of fun, but drivers need to be wary of participants, and their animals:

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