The Hunt dates from 1876 although the first Viscount Portman, whose successors have played a prominent part in the history of the Hunt, hunted in the northern part of the country in 1826 when he hunted the Blackmore Vale.
The country, which lies in Somerset, extends about 25 miles east to west and 14 miles north to south between Taunton, Ilminster, Chard, Langport and Bridgwater. The vale country, hunted mostly on Fridays, is well fenced with hedges and ditches and centres around Hatch Beauchamp, Hambridge and North Curry.
The varied hill country is hunted mostly on Tuesdays and lies partly around the Quantock Hills and partly in the Blackdown Hills. Adjacent Hunts include the Seavington, Cotley, East Devon, West Somerset Vale and the Taunton Vale Harriers.
The TVFH employ 2 full time staff, and 2 part time staff. In addition, we have several fantastic volunteers who give up considerable amounts of their free time to support the Hunt. We support the Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance making annual donations.
Since the Hunting Act (2004), The TVFH hunts within the law using trail hunting to simulate traditional hunting as practised before the ban.