The Jackson-Stops and Staff Countryside Alliance Point to Point Sunday 24th February 2013
After last year's record attendance, the Jackson-Stops and Staff Countryside Alliance Point to Point is set to be bigger and better than ever for 2013. Held at the beautiful Badbury Rings near Wimborne, Dorset, the day provides some of the most exciting horse racing of the season and consistently attracts record entries. The events huge success however is also based on its family appeal with countryside activities, have-a-go areas for children, country crafts, local food stalls, Parade of the Portman Hounds, Junior Countryside Apprenticeship Silent Auction and a shopping village.
Countryside Alliance Chief Exec Barney White-Spunner commented "this has become an exciting and important event for the Alliance where those of all ages with an interest in the Countryside will be welcomed and entertained."
Julian Bunkall and James Wilson, Directors of Jackson-Stops and Staff, the events major Sponsor, were equally enthusiastic “this is a unique day out in a glorious rural setting and the many friends and clients we invite enjoy themselves immensely. We are especially proud to be sponsoring this point to point for the sixth year as it epitomises everything that is good about our countryside.”
For those who enjoy the VIP treatment, special Patrons Packages are available including premier parking, 2 entry tickets, use of Patrons tent with food and refreshments all day and a champagne reception before racing. The Packages are just £50 and can be purchased by calling 01752 830430.
The charity chosen as recipients for 2013 is the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. The Trust offers care for patients with cancer and other progressive conditions requiring specialist help across south and west Dorset either in their own homes or as in patients at Joseph Weld Hospice.
Gates and Shopping Village open 9am, Terrier Racing 10am, Hound Parade 10.30am. First Race 12 noon. Entry is £20 per car. Picnics welcome!