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.
After suffering the disappointment of having to cancel a recent show due to the weather, it was with relief that the day was perfect for the first Novice Fun Horse/Pony and Dog Show held at Nutwell Court on Sunday.
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.
On what turned out to be the hottest May Day bank holiday for 40 years, the Exe Equestrian Club held its opening event of 2018, a 10-mile pleasure ride over Woodbury Common, kindly sponsored by Leonard Coombe.
Point-to-Pointing heads back down to Cornwall next weekend where the Four Burrow are to hold their second meeting of the season at the popular Trebudannon course near Newquay on Sunday (May 13), writes Donna Harris.
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.