Dual Aintree Grand National winner Tiger Roll was the special guest at the recent open day hosted by the Ward Union Hunt Club at its kennels in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. The event was a huge success, with over 1,500 visitors. The aim of the day was to give people an insight into the hunt club’s activities, specifically about how it operates its knackery. Headed by Pat Coyle, the knackery disposes of thjousands of fallen animals per year. Clients include farmers from north Co Dublin, all of Meath, as well as parts of south Co Louth and north Kildare. The Ward Union Hunt was founded in 1854. During the hunting season, which runs from October to March, the hunt meets twice a week. The club has over 200 members and subscribers, of which 100 are riding members. The club also has a very large supporters club.