Go racing for free at Newbury in March

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  • Members of British Dressage, British Showjumping, British Eventing and the British Equestrian Federation’s other affiliated bodies can go racing at Newbury for free next month.

    The raceday, on 26 March, is Newbury’s last jumps card of the season and will feature equestrian-themed activities as well as seven races, with the aim of uniting racing and the equestrian world.

    World Class Performance Manager and Chef d’Equipe of the British Eventing Team Yogi Breisner will be speaking about the work in the approach to the London 2012 Olympics. And displays, including a dressage demo, will start from 12pm in the parade ring.

    Pony Club “unmounted” games displays as well as polocrosse and vaulting demos will be held as part of the inaugural Celebration of the Horse raceday.

    The raceday is a result of the Student Equestrian Challenge in which students from the Royal Agriculture College, Hartpury and Sparsholt Colleges competed to come up with a schedule to promote horsesport and racing together.

    The winning concept came from Jenny Lewis and Harriet Evans of Hartpury.

    A Pony Club spokesman said: “It will be good to showcase what’s on offer to the equestrian and racing public.”

    To receive free tickets call 01635 40015 quoting your membership number.

    This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (24 February, 2011)

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