Unmissable events in April

April 10, Raceday Pavilion Committee Lunch

The committee invite you to join them in celebrating the Ascot Countryside Race Day on Sunday 10th April 2011, by joining them for an exclusive lunch in the historic Royal Ascot Pavilion.

The day starts with the exciting Master’s Race for Repeal where 12 well known Hunt Masters will race over 7 furlongs, followed by our private lunch in the Pavilion Restaurant and an afternoon of top class National Hunt racing. It really will be a day for all the family to enjoy with lots of entertainment including parades of hounds, gundog demonstrations, sheepdog trials, laser shooting and shopping to name a few.

The lunch ticket comprises a private drinks reception shortly after the Master’s Race Race for Repeal, followed by a seated lunch and then a short auction of wonderful sporting and spoiling opportunities.

Book your special Pavilion Committee Tickets NOW for lunch in the Pavilion, which includes Premier Admission tickets (worth £26) to the racing. Tickets are on a first come first served basis so don’t delay.

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Pavilion Committee Tickets are priced at £60 for adults, £40 for children aged 16 and under and £15 for under 10’s. Tables of 10 are preferred but smaller parties may be booked. For more information or to book a table call Caroline Brough on 0207 840 9298 or email Caroline-Brough@countryside-alliance.org

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April 13, Meriel Tufnell Racing to Hunting Challenge

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) has launched a new hunting series for the 2010/2011 season, the Meriel Tufnell Racing to Hunting Challenge.

The Challenge will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse on Wednesday, 13th April 2011. It will be held before racing with the top 10 placed horses taking  part in a final challenge after racing followed by an awards presentation.

To find out more, or if you wish to take part in this challenge, a form can be downloaded from the RoR website www.ror.org.uk

April 17, Ugbrooke Clay Shoot

Once again the Countryside Alliance is organising its very popular simulated game shoot at Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, near Exeter on Sunday April 17, 2011 by kind permission of Lord and Lady Clifford. The day comprises teams of four guns shooting five drives around the estate grounds simulating a typical driven game day but using clays instead. Further details from Alison Hawes –  n alison-hawes@countryside-alliance.org

April 22-25, The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

The world-renowned Horse Trials will start on Friday April 22, with cross-country day on the Sunday and show jumping on Monday April 25. To book tickets, or for more information, go to www.badminton-horse.co.uk