Henry Hawksfield, joint master of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt, West Sussex, was filmed by hunt saboteurs at three meets in January and February this year.
The videos allegedly showed him using hounds to kill foxes and prompted a police investigation. The 58-year-old from Partridge Green, near Horsham, Neil Millard, 44, from nearby Shipley, Rachel Holdsworth, from Washington, near Storrington and Andrew Phillis, 50, from Totnes in Devon, will all make their first appearance at Crawley magistrates on Thursday.
They have been charged under the Hunting Act 2004, which banned hunting all mammals with dogs.Since the Act came into force seven years ago, only about 10 members of organised hunts have been prosecuted. Anyone found guilty of a fox hunting offence can be fined up to £5,000 and have their hounds and vehicles confiscated. The Crawley and Horsham Hunt, which has 70 members, refused to comment until after the case.