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PHOTOS: The Savills Countryside Alliance Point to Point, Badbury Rings, Dorset

By j-norman  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

  • Badbury Rings Point to Point

  • Badbury Rings Point to Point

  • Badbury Point to Point terrier-racing

The Savills Countryside Alliance Point to Point on Sunday 23rd February at Badbury Rings, near Wimborne, Dorset, is set to be bigger and better than ever for 2014. With attendance growing remarkably each year, 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 and children’s activities, country crafts, local food stalls, Parade of the Portman Hounds, Countryside Silent Auction and a large shopping village.

Gates and Shopping Village open at 9am, followed by Terrier Racing at 10am and the Hound Parade at 12.30pm. The first race is at 12 noon. Entry costs £20 per car and picnics are welcome.

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 £55 and can be purchased by calling 01752 830430.

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."

Speaking of Savills’ first year as the main sponsor, David Cross, Director of Southern Rural at Savills said, “Savills is delighted to be the main sponsor of such a prestigious local event set in such a stunning part of the countryside. With multi-disciplined offices in Wimborne and Salisbury, Savills is well placed to deal with all property matters in the locality and we look forward to the day, meeting new friends and old clients.”

The event’s chosen charity for 2014 is the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, which 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.

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