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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A double treat is in store this bank holiday weekend for point-to-point racing enthusiasts when The Modbury Harriers stage their meeting at Flete Park on Saturday (May 5) and then the Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, takes place on Monday (May 7), writes Donna Harris.
The prestigious Exeter Racecourse intermediate final takes centre stage on a six race card at Exeter on May 8, when the glitz and glamour descend on Haldon Hill with the fixture coinciding with the course’s annual ladies’ night, writes Lucy Johnson.
Will Biddick’s remarkable weekend continued at the Axe Vale Harriers fixture at Stafford Cross, where he added four more winners to his win in Ireland on Friday evening, coupled with a double from his two rides at Trebudannon on Saturday (April 28), writes Granville Taylor.
Bicton Arena International Horse Trials provided an outstanding three days of competition with world-class competitors among more than 800 horse and rider combinations who were in action on the Clinton Devon Estate, writes Lucy Johnson.