Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight its sports and attractions:
‘Meets twice a week under the charge of the popular Master, Col. E Howard Brooke, who rarely fails to provide good sport. One feature of hunting in the Isle of Wight is that frequently they are able to do so when on the main land they are prevented by frost and snow. Foxes are abundant and the going good. Most of the meets are within easy reach from Ryde.