The Thurlow Hunt is overseen and managed by four Joint Masters.
Robin Vestey MFH, Joint Master
Robin Vestey joined the Mastership in 2000. He is the youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs Edmund Vestey, both formerly Masters of Foxhounds, so it’s in the genes! As a keen hound man and hound show judge, Robin is closely involved in the Thurlow hound breeding programme along with his wife and co-Master Victoria Vestey. Formerly a Field Master, Robin now concentrates on trail laying and assisting with hounds. He is also East Anglia’s representative on the MFHA Committee.
Victoria Vestey MFH, Joint Master
Vick Vestey joined the Mastership in 2008. A daunting task when considering her riding career only commenced ten years earlier. Vick Field Masters with great authority and confidence although she can be heard occasionally saying her prayers over some of the bigger hedges! In June this year Vick represented the Thurlow Hunt in the Countryside Alliance’s Race for Repeal at Newmarket’s July Course. Vick was overwhelmed by the support she received both on the day and in donations. Her participation raised a phenomenal amount of money and she was very touched by everyone’s generosity.
Rowley Fenwick MFH, Joint Master
Rowley Fenwick joined the Mastership in 1997. Born and bred in Thurlow Country and from a keen hunting family, he farms areas of the land we hunt over. Rowley shares Field Mastering duties with Victoria Vestey and enjoys his jumping. He didn’t represent the Pony Club at Show Jumping in South Africa for nothing! Rowley is also Chairman of the Point to Point Committee.
Annie Fenwick MFH, Joint Master
Annie Fenwick joined the Mastership in 1987. She was originally a Master of the Puckeridge and Thurlow alongside Edmund Vestey until the hunt separated and formed the Thurlow Hunt in 1992. Annie suffered a serious spinal cord injury in 2004. Her doctors didn’t believe she would ever walk again. Of course, Annie was having none of that. Through total grit and determination she was back on board and continues as Joint Master hunting full time. A very knowledgeable horse woman, a former saddlery shop owner and Assistant District Commissioner of the Newmarket and Thurlow Pony Club, Annie rode in three Members Point to Point Races, which in those days took place over the countryside and natural fences.