Equestrian

Exeter Racecourse resumes action on Tuesday (October 23) with the return of racing to Haldon Hill, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Wincanton Racecourse’s new season gets underway on Friday (October 19) with a seven-race card sponsored by Smarkets, writes Lucy Johnson.

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With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Wincanton Racecourse will be opening its doors to the public on Friday, October 12 to show off its new facilities ahead of its first meeting of the new season which begins Friday, October 19, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Horse riders, if nothing else, are stoical people! After weeks of hot, dry weather the heavens opened during the club’s open show on Sunday, held, with kind permission of Nigel & Paula Lee, at Nutwell Court.

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Organisers of this weekend’s Bicton Arena Horse Trials are working around the clock to ensure the best going possible for its affiliated competition in light of the long spell of dry weather, writes Lucy Johnson.

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The point-to-point season drew to a close on Saturday, when the Torrington Farmers hosted their meeting at the popular course on the edge of Umberleigh, writes Donna Harris.

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The third and final point-to-point horserace meeting takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday (June 10), writes Donna Harris.

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A lovely, warm summer evening drew a good crowd to the Eggesford fixture at Upcott Cross, postponed from its original April date due to waterlogging, writes Granville Taylor.

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A warm afternoon attracted a large crowd to the Exmoor meeting at Bratton Down which featured a riding double for the up and coming County Cork born jockey Bryan Carver, writes Granville Taylor.

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The second of three point-to-point horse racing fixtures take place at the popular course at Bratton Fleming next Sunday (June 3), writes Donna Harris.

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A healthy total of 63 runners contested the six races before a large crowd enjoying the warm sunshine at Upcott Cross where the South Tetcott point-to-point meeting was held, writes Granville Taylor.

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An amateur rider from Dalwood, Axminster, Fiona Benger, has qualified for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

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The South West area point-to-point for the final weekend of May is being held at the Upcott Cross course where the South Tetcott will host their meeting on bank holiday Monday (May 28), writes Donna Harris.

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Bicton Arena’s four-day showjumping extravaganza takes place next weekend (May 24 -27) when some of showjumping’s brightest stars will be in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

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The glorious backcloth of Exmoor was seen at its best in the warm spring sunshine on Sunday before a packed crowd for the Dulverton West meeting at Bratton Down, writes Granville Taylor.

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Pontispool Equine Sports Centre is limbering up for its British Eventing Horse Trials that take place this weekend, May 26 to 28, and spectators can expect three full days of action at the Somerset venue, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Pontispool Equestrian Centre is supporting the Devon Air Ambulance at its forthcoming BE Horse Trials, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Creative Inertia was crowned Exeter Racecourse’s intermediate hunter chase series final after a rousing display in which he took up the lead three fences from home and galloped on to record an eight lengths success in the hands of Rex Dingle, writes Lucy Johnson.

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PHOTO GALLERY by Becca Gliddon and Stefan Gordon. Crowds in their thousands turned out for Saturday’s cross country day at the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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