Point to Point...
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Didmarton Point-to-Point course located just off the A46 on the A433 in the
village of Didmarton is home to the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt Point-to-Point
Fixture run every year on the first Saturday in March. It is an undulating
course on a hillside so makes for excellent viewing. It has been noted as a
well organized and popular meeting with plenty of tradestands and good parking.
With good refreshment facilities and if you dress for warmth, it makes a great
day out for the family and the seasoned racegoer. It celebrated its 50th
Anniversary as the venue for the hunts point-to-point meeting in 2006 and up
until 1956 was also used as the steeplechase course for the world famous
Badminton Horse Trials.
The course has produced some big race winners such as COOL DAWN (winner of the
1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup), RUSHING WILD (winner of the Cheltenham Foxhunters
and 2nd in the Gold Cup), EARTHMOVER (a winner of the Cheltenham Foxhunters
twice) and KATARINO (winner of the Triumph hurdle and the Aintree Foxhunter
Beaufort Hunt gives £1,700 to Riding for the Disabled
Every year the Beaufort Hunt Point to Point runs a raffle in aid of charity. The raffle which is very well supported and has some amazing prizes is organised by the Bishop Family from Toghill near Bath .
A cheque presentation was held at the final meet of the season of the Beaufort Hounds at Southern Wood, The Rocks, nr Bath where the host Mrs Diana Driver generously entertained those present.
Hampsley Hollow Riding for the Disabled Group, based near Calne, Wiltshire were delighted to receive a cheque for £1,700.
Photo shows from left to right Catherine Richards, Sarah Creed from RDA, Mrs Jackie Bishop, Laura Bishop and her sister Kitty Clark together Ian Farquhar, joint master of the Beaufort Hunt.
Photo by TTL Videos.