Successful day despite the weather

A very good crowd braved rather adverse weather conditions to enjoy six competitive races at Hornby Castle on Sunday.

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Executive’s Hall gets up in a close finish for the Men’s Open

The feature event of the day, the George F White Men’s Open race, saw a close finish despite only three runners lining up to contest the £1000 prize money on offer. In a battle to the line, Executive’s Hall had the last word over hot favourite My Old Piano.

The Silk Family Law Ladies’ Open was a hard fought affair and went to the in-form Young Hurricane and Freya Brewer who were notching up a hat-trick.

There was a well-deserved success in the Strutt & Parker Bedale and West of Yore Hunts Members’ race as John Dawson rode a fine waiting race on According to Dan to secure victory for owner Mark Whitney, sponsorship manager for the point to point.

For full racing results, see the Weatherby’s Point to Point website.

Thrills but no spills in the Hunt Challenge

The weather improved considerably during the afternoon, and by the time eleven intrepid riders set out for second annual Hunt Challenge the sun had even made an appearence. The whole field completed the course without incident, making the most of this thrilling opportunity to ride over the Hornby Castle steeplechase fences.

hunt challenge2The Hunt Challenge is not a race, but a ride, and the winners are judged to be those closest to the pre-defined “optimum time”.

The ladies’ prize went to Rosie Bell from the Zetland Hunt, while Richard McEndoo took the mens’ title.

Thanks to all our supporters

The Bedale Hunt Point to Point Committee would like to thank all sponsors and volunteers who contributed to making the event such a success, and to congratulate all the winners of the day.

All photos by www.nephotography.co.uk
All photos by www.nephotography.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Katherine Ford