By Sarah Mukherjee
BBC environment reporter in Warwickshire
The Warwickshire Hunt set off on Wednesday morning from the village of Shutford.
Some hunt supporters say they'll carry on regardless of any ban
The atmosphere was jovial - a glass of port and plates of hot sausages were offered to the 100 or so people who attended on foot and on horseback.
But the mood was determined.
"I can't speak for others, but I will continue to hunt and defy the ban," said Cliff Dare, vice-president of the Warwickshire Hunt Supporters Club and an army reservist.
He has seen action in Iraq and said he is disappointed the government that sent him there would ban hunting.
His view was shared by many of the other riders.
One hunt supporter, who has been following the hunt for many years, said: "I don't believe the government knows what sort of mess it's got itself into."
The pro-hunt lobby fully intends to challenge the ban on two counts.
Firstly, it will argue the Parliament Act is invalid. Secondly it will claim human rights legislation can be invoked, as a ban would deny them an income.
But regardless of all the legal moves, people here in Warwickshire are convinced hunting will continue for the foreseeable future.
That will be either legally or, if necessary, illegally.
Sam Butler, one of four joint masters of the Warwickshire hunt, said a ban would be unjust.
Banning hunting would rob people of their incomes, lobbyists say
He said: "The countryside is fed up. We're a law-abiding community. I've never been in trouble in my life, but I'm prepared to stand firm on this.
"People here are very, very angry. This bill pleases no-one. It's just a law that is appeasing anti-hunting MPs."
He said he was prepared to go to jail if that was required to show how serious the countryside took the issue.
"If they take away hunting we'd have nothing left anyway. We'll keep going,
" said Mr Butler.