The Pot Hunters / The Prize-Hunters


When Pat’s uncle  died, he had been thought to be very rich, but it had turned out to be just the opposite. He had shown horses in a big way, and had lived in a huge mansion in the country. His sister, Pat’s aunt, Jane had been his sole heir. On his death, it had been found that his debts came to more money than he had. His house had been sold to raise money and there had been just enough to pay the debts with a little over. Aunt Jane had refused to sell the four horses left to her. Horses had played the biggest part in her life and, although she could not ride because of her bad hip, she knew that her young niece was an excellent horsewoman. Pat was an orphan, and had lived with Aunt Jane for as long as she could remember. Both knew that the only way they could keep the horses would be to travel round to various shows with them all summer, hoping to win enough money to keep going.

(The Pot Hunters, 1962)

Prize hunters

(The Prize-Hunters, 1985, Art: John Armstrong)


  • First appeared as a text story was later reprinted as a picture story.
  • Artist: John Armstrong (1985)


  • The Pot Hunters (text) – Judy:  #154 (22 December 1962) – #165 (09 March 1963)
  • Reprinted as picture story The Prize-Hunters – Judy & Tracy: #1350 (23 November 1985)- #1361 (8 February 1986)


5 thoughts on “The Pot Hunters / The Prize-Hunters

  1. Thanks to you both for dates. I think it may be a reeworking of text story The Pot-Hunters which appeared in Judy #153 (15 December 1962) – #165 (09 March 1963)

  2. You are correct, Lorraine, when you state that the story is a reworking of the text story ‘The Pot-Hunters’, but not when you offer JUDY 153 as its start date. The text story ‘Dangerous Days For Diana Evans’ ends in 153, at the end of which one can read the following information :- Next week – You can read the first instalment of an exciting new story–It’s called “The Pot Hunters” [NO hyphen}.

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