Tickets for the ever-popular Countryside Alliance point-to-point at Badbury Rings on Sunday 18th February, kindly supported by Howden Insurance and Savills Estate Agents, are now available to buy online.
If you are new to point-to-pointing, it is a form of amateur horse racing, where horses and jockeys race over steeplechase fences. It is a great day out in the countryside where you can meet family and friends, watch a fantastic sport and socialise. When you arrive grab a race card and study the form of each horse as they walk around the parade ring.
There is no better location than the historic Badbury Rings – an Iron Age Hillfort between Wimborne and Blandford – where from the top you have sweeping views out across Dorset. The course at Badbury Rings is rectangular and undulating with an amazing view of the four fences in the home straight, so you can watch the horses battle it out to the winning line. An amazing way to watch horses who love what they do speeding across the line to applause.
Plenty to do
Gates open at 10am with the first race – the Countryside Alliance Club Members Conditions Race – starting at 12 noon. This allows plenty of time for racegoers to arrive in good time, enjoy the entertainment and perhaps consider a visit to the bookmakers for a flutter before the first race. It’s a super family day – enjoy a picnic or purchase a variety of food and drinks from the stalls, and stroll around the trade stands selling many great locally-produced gifts and products. Another firm favourite of this annual event is the family dog racing so bring your dogs along too!
The Patron experience
There are a limited number of Patrons’ tickets available – these offer a thrilling race day experience which includes entry and parking. Other inclusive benefits of the Patron’s package are all-day access to the designated marquee area, which is positioned in a prime location and offers seating, a welcome aperitif and buffet lunch, refreshments throughout the day and a complimentary race card.
Tickets for the Patrons’ area cost £45 each and must be ordered before 10am on Friday, 9th February. You can purchase your patrons’ tickets HERE.
Early bird tickets are currently available to buy online at £12.50 per person – card or cash entrance on the day is £15 per person. Further details can be found on the point-to-point website, just click on ‘Buy racegoer tickets’.
- View the full 2024 list of point-to-point meetings here.