THE Heythrop Hunt will resume hunting today after vets confirmed an outbreak of equine herpes has been contained.

The hunt, which has its kennels in Chipping Norton, cancelled several meets after the virus, which can be life-threatening, was found in four horses stabled at a yard just over the county boundary near Moreton-in-Marsh, in Gloucestershire, last week.

A number of hunt members keep their horses at the yard. Vets are now confident that the outbreak has not spread. The infected horses are responding to treatment.

After the outbreak, the Heythrop Pony Club cancelled several showjumping and dressage events planned for the half-term break next week.

A number of these have now been rescheduled for the following week. For more details, see