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AUCTION LOTS – 30TH JUNE

As the Area Awards on Saturday 30th June at Cheltenham Racecourse is now sold out that does not stop you bidding for the following auction lots

If you would like to leave a bid contact 

  1. First Amazing Collection of 3 Hunting Days:
  2. The Berkeley Hunt Masters donate one days hunting with The Berkeley in the 2018/2019 season for two.
  3. The Clifton on Teme Hunt Masters donate one days hunting in the 2018/2019 season for two.
  4. The North Cotswold Hunt Masters donate one days hunting in the 2018/2019 season for two.

2. Pair of Galvanised Gates fully supplied and professionally fitted

Dave Mansell, WMAPTP Vice Chairman has offered to supply and fit two 12 ft galvanised gates. Complete with new hanging and slamming posts to match your fencing. All supplied by his company equinepaddockcare.co.uk.

  1. Charming English Heritage, Medieval, 14th Century Thatched Cottage – Exmoor

Nr Selworthy Somerset TA24 8SS

Weekend Get away from the rat race – the TV is totally replaced by stunning views – Exmoor

Available for weekend accommodation (dates to be arranged with owner)

Self contained cottage adjacent to stud farm with parking for 3 cars. It sleeps 8 in

4 bedrooms, 6 singles and 1 double bedroom. There is a wood burner in the

living room. The kitchen has cooker, microwave and kettle etc.

You will need to take bedding, towels.

The cottage is listed and within the National Park so does not provide luxury and

all “mod cons”. But these are more than replaced by the location and character.

(Electric consumption to be paid separately)

  1. A pet portrait of your horse or dog in a large size of about 22”x 18”.

Catherine Sharpley – Initially I like to meet the subject/animal in order to get to know him, discuss what you want and take some photos.  I will then go back to my studio and start a charcoal study.  I will then return to the subject and complete the portrait from life which usually takes from between 3 – 5 hours.   I can make portraits of animals if there are only photos. It is nice to have as many as possible, in order to try to catch the character and true colour.

About Catherine Sharpley  – Artist

I am an English artist living and working in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK. I work in pastels and in oils, generally drawing and painting horses and family pets but also other subjects, including landscapes and portraits.

I’m lucky to follow a long line of artists (some of national distinction) on both sides of my family. Sir Martin Archer Shee was president of the Royal Academy at the end of the 18th century, whilst my paternal grandfather, Reginald Sharpley left many poignant sketches of the countryside around the Western front of World War 1.

I went to Florence to study with the famous Signorina Simi, supporting myself as a pavement artist when funds were short. Horses have always been a major part of my life, so on my return home my familiarity with the North Cotswold Hunt and its pony club meant that I had a ready-made source of subjects. I started to paint local hunters & eventers, gun dogs and family pets.

  1. Day on the Gallops with Olly Murphy with Breakfast for 4 people!

Olly – The team at Warren Chase Stables have had a fantastic first season exceeding all targets set by ourselves since our first runner last July.

I feel like I have been back home for a lifetime but in reality, it was only May 1st 2017 that I returned home to set out on my new venture of training racehorses, having spent 4 fantastic years working for an incredible man in Gordon Elliott.

I am continuing the upgrade of the yard and facilities throughout the summer and have a lovely string of young horses for the winter.

  1. Full service and MOT for a Landrover, from Landrover specialist GX Landrovers in Cheltenham.

A team of specialist landrover experts that offer first class repairs, MOTs and services on all landrovers of any age, size or model. A family run business, they put their customers first; all customers are treated personally and offered a friendly and honest service.

Worth about £500!

  1. Race Goers Delight –

 To include:

Chepstow will offer 4 Club tickets for Season opener in October, Stratford a pair of Club tickets for any meeting this summer.

*4 club tickets for season opener in October at Chepstow.

*2 club tickets for any meeting this summer at Stratford.

*2 tickets for the Reserved Enclosure at the Punchestown Festival 2019.

*A West Midlands Area Point to Point AREA PASS providing entry for 2 people for each and every meeting held in the West Midlands Area during 2018/19 season. The Area Pass alone is worth well over £300.00!!

  1. A whole lamb from a champion award winning flock, by Andrew Bishop. Cut up, bagged, frozen and ready for collection at your convenience from Gloucestershire.
  1. Second Collection of 3 Hunting Days:

 The Ledbury Hunt Masters donate one days hunting in the 2018/2019 season for two.

  1. The Cotswold Vale Farmers Hunt Masters donate one days hunting in the 2018/2019 season for two.
  2. The Worcestershire Hunt Masters donate one days hunting in the 2018/2019 season for two.

Conditions:  You must supply your own horses

 

 

OUR 2017-2018 AREA CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WHO ARE

THE WEST MIDLAND AREA CHAMPIONS FOR 2017/2018

Subject to verification on Tuesday 5th June

Full details are available under the Area Championship page

FISHER GERMAN LEADING GENTLEMAN RIDER

1ST                        ALEX EDWARDS          

                                                                                                            

FISHER GERMAN LEADING LADY RIDER

1ST                        ALLY STIRLING

CARPET GALLOP LEADING GENTLEMAN NOVICE RIDER

1ST                        MAX COMLEY            

            

The following has been copied from Max’s Facebook page

“After a brilliant 3 seasons race riding, I’ve made the decision that I’m going to retire as a jockey after a constant battle with my weight. It’s been great fun and I’ve made some amazing friends and met some inspirational people along the way. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me and supported me for the last few years”.

CARPET GALLOP LEADING LADY NOVICE RIDER

1ST                        EMMA YARDLEY         

                                     

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE LEADING TRAINER

1ST                        PHIL ROWLEY              

                                     

LEADING MARE

1ST                        DINA MAKER        

 

                                                                                        

LEADING HORSE

1ST                        BROOKTHORPE TAYLOR     

                                                                

LEADING NOVICE HORSE

1ST                      MARCLE RIDGE

 

SMALL TRAINER AWARD

1ST                       CHRISTINE BANKS

                                                                       

LEADING GROOM

1ST                       KIM SMYLY            

                                          

ELM SCHOOL NOVICE RIDERS AWARD

HARKAWAY CLUB – CALLUM BICKERS PRICE/ALBRIGHTON (NORTH) – CONNOR BRACE /BEAUFORT – THOMASINA EYSTON/COTSWOLD – HENRY PLATT/COTSWOLD VALE – BEN SUTTON-MAX COMLEY-LUCY HAMMOND/WORCESTERSHIRE – MILO HERBERT/BERKELEY – TOM BRITTEN/CLIFTON ON TEME – ALICE STEVENS/CROOME & WW – EMMA JONES

(The overall winner will be revealed at the Area Awards on Saturday 30th June)

LEADING OWNER/TRAINER/RIDER (FAMILY)

1ST                        WELL METT (BANKS/TOLLIT)       

 

DAIRY PARTNERSHIP WEST MIDLAND OPEN RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

JOINT WINNER – BATTLE DUST   

JOINT WINNER – WES HARDIN

 

CANACORD HUNTER CHASE

PLANNING YOUR HORSES PROGRAMME FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON

The Hunter Chase at Worcester on Friday 25th May has been a feature of this evening meeting since it was created in its current form back in 2010.

The race has always been run under the Hargreave Hale banner but this year it will be run under Canacord sponsorship.

Unfortunately after a sustained period of sponsorship, this will be the last race run in co-operation with those businesses and the West Midlands Point-to-Point Secretaries Association would like to put on record their thanks for their generosity over the years.

The full details of the race are outlined below

CANACORD OPEN HUNTERS CHASE

CLASS 6

FRIDAY 25TH MAY

To close on May 19th

Total prize fund – £2000

Distributed in accordance with Schedule (F)9.6.2 (includes a fourth prize)

£1247 to the winning horse

The second to receive £387

The third £193

And the fourth £96

For five year old and upwards, which have a registered Hunters Certificate issued during the current season by one of the undermentioned hunts

TWO MILES ABOUT SEVEN FURLONGS (2M 7F)

Enter by noon, May 19th and pay £10 stake

Declare by 10 a.m. May 24th

Weights: 11st 10lb each

Mares Allowed – 7lb

Penalties, after 2016, a winner of a steeplechase – 4lb

Of 2 steeplechases or a Class 1 to Class 3 steeplechase – 8lb

(Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices or Maiden Hunters Chases in Great Britain or Ireland)

N.B. With reference to the 8lb penalty for a least two Chase wins, a horse may only claim half penalty if all wins were in Novice or Maiden Hunter Chases

To be ridden by Amateur Riders

Canacord has kindly sponsored this race and will present mementoes to the winning owner, trainer and jockey.

In addition, they will give a prize to the person, in their opinion, responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out in this race.

Qualifying Hunts: Albrighton & Woodland (North & South), Berkeley, Clifton on Teme, Cotswold, Cotswold Vale Farmers, Duke of Beaufort’s, Ledbury, North Cotswold, North Ledbury, Croome and West Warwickshire, Wheatland and Worcestershire.

(in entering for this race, the name of the hunt represented must be stated)

 

 

DAIRY PARTNERS WEST MIDLAND OPEN RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

This Championship is open to ANY horse that runs in a Men’s, Ladies or Mixed Open race at West Midland Area meetings.

The horse that wins the most races will be declared the winner and receive a prize of £1,000. In the event of a tie, placings will be taken into account.

After Sundays Clifton-on-Teme meeting at Knightwick, there are 4 further opportunities at 3 meetings for contestants to enhance their prospect of winning this substantial prize.

Monday 7th May – Croome and West Warwickshire at Maisemore Park – (Mixed Open)

Saturday 12th May – Wheatland at Chaddesley Corbett – (Mixed Open)

Monday 28th May – Albrighton & Woodland (South) at Chaddesley Corbett (Men’s and Ladies Open)

The current positions (23rd May) are as follows

1st

BATTLE DUST (2 wins)

2nd

Well Mett (1 X win, 1 X 2nd, 1 x 3rd)

3rd

Stone (1 X win, 1 X 2nd)

4th

TOP WOOD/NI SIM E MO INM/HELLORBOSTON/KIMORA/WILLIAM MONEY/ARTHURS SECRET/LOTUS POND/WES HARDIN/FISHING STORY/GARDE VILLE (1 win)        

5th         

FRELIA/MON PARRAIN/DISTIME/MAYBE PLENTY/MIDNIGHT APPEAL/SQUIRELL ESQUIRE/THE BISHOP LOONEY/IBERICO/MOSCOW PRICES/KAYF SURPREME/BIG GEORGIE (1 X 2nd place)

Your horse may not be on this list, but if you were successful at two of the remaining meetings you have a chance of picking up the £1,000 prize.

If you have an Open class horse, don’t forget to enter it at a West Midland meeting, you may end up winning more than you think.

 

CROOME POINT-TO-POINT AND GLOUCESTER RACES – MONDAY 7TH MAY

BANK HOLIDAY FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT GLOUCESTER RACES

Gloucester Races, in association with MS Amlin and Mzuri, promises to be a fun-filled sporting event for the whole family this May Bank Holiday Monday.

Set in the grounds of Maisemore Park on the banks of the River Severn, this new race meeting on Monday 7th May from 11.30am – 6pm, showcases the best of British amateur horseracing over the jumps and features the Croome & West Warwickshire Point-to-Point, an event which used to run on the meadows at Upton-upon-Severn.

Along with eight competitive races, plus a brand new race featuring horses qualified with the Ledbury and North Cotswold, racegoers can enjoy pony racing, hound parade, trade stands, food outlets, licensed bar and bookmakers. There will also be additional entertainment for children including face painting, bouncy castle and slides.

David Redvers, chairman of the race meeting said “Gloucester Races is growing into a major sporting event in the local calendar. As part of our commitment to introduce more and more young people to racing and the countryside we’re welcoming families and staff from St James Gloucester City Farm and several inner-city schools.

Point-to-Point racing is an amateur sport that provides a vital nursery ground for many of today’s top National Hunt horses – the winner of our young horse race at Maisemore in 2017 was favourite for a race at the Cheltenham Festival – you really can expect to get up close and personal to some equine stars of the future at Maisemore.”

Gates open at 11.30am. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Discounted tickets are available online for £10 per person, under 16’s free. Tickets are available on the day for £12.50 per person. Parking is free. For further information and for a full event timetable please visit www.gloucesterraces.co.uk

 

SCHOOLING AVAILABLE AT MAISEMORE PARK AFTER RACING ON 7TH MAY

SCHOOLING AVAILABLE

Please note there will be Schooling opportunities at Maisemore Park.

Racecourse galloping will take place after racing on Monday 7th May at Maisemore Park from 6.15p.m.

£25.00 per horse, inc. two circuits on the flat.

Medical and veterinary cover will be provided. 

To register your interest please contact

Nicky Sadler on 01452 780007 ledburyhuntp2p@gmail.com

 

 

 

IS YOUR HORSE QUALIFIED WITH THE LEDBURY AND NORTH COTSWOLD HUNTS?

An extra race has been added to the Croome & West Warwickshire fixture on Monday 7th May

Full details below

The Complete Utilities Ledbury and North Cotswold Hunts Conditions Race

12st

Safety Factor 18

 1st £250 2nd £125 3rd £85.

The Arthur Bellamy Memorial Challenge Cup to the first Ledbury qualified horse past the post

The Geoff Adams Memorial Trophy to the first North Cotswold qualified horse past the post. 

Mementoes to the winning Owner and RiderA prize for the first Heavyweight past the post (maximum weight 13 stone).

Special conditions: For horses with a current registered Hunter Certificate issued by the Ledbury or North Cotswold Hunts; Ledbury-qualified horses to have been seen hunting with the Ledbury during the 2017-18 season. To be ridden by those qualified to enter, their spouses or children, one-day caps or serving Members of HM Forces.

Penalties: A winner on or since 7th June 2016 of a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) to carry 7lb extra; a winner since 1st July 2016 of a Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point to Point race to carry 7lb extra. Penalties are not cumulative

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