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Organisers of this year’s Shobdon Food and Flying Festival have secured Great British Bake Off favourite, Val Stones, ...

Date Posted: 05/02/2018


Ministry of biscuits - Arts Alive theatre

Ministry of biscuits - Arts Alive theatre

Dates: 25/03/2018 - 25/03/2018

Horse Riding and Long distance Bridleways

Horse riders love north Herefordshire & Mortimer Country.  There is a really outstanding network of bridleways linked with long stretches of forest tracks.  "Bring your own horse" holidays" can be organised at many of the local accommodations - who can provide stabling, feed, fields and room for a horsebox.   If you don't have your own horse, Pony treks through Mortimer Forest are available from North Farm Riding Stables 01584 872026, near Ludlow.

Pony Trekking and Pony Days in Bucknell Forest

DARKY DALE FOREST STABLES is set in a beautiful location in the forested hills between Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys in Mid Wales,  almost equidistant between Knighton and Craven arms and Ludlow. The stables are situated in the most idyllic forestry setting allowing customers to enjoy miles of off road riding around the forest with long grass tracks for those who fancy a gallop. Gina Collinson and her qualified staff have a wealth of experience in tuition of all aspects of horse riding and related activities. As well as trekking from her back door she is installing a manege which will be floodlit so as to extend tuition hours when required. There are a good selection of horses and ponies ranging from 10hh to 17hh so there is something for everyone. All the horses have been trained by Gina and her team to ensure that you have a fabulous riding experience to remember. They offer a variety of riding experiences from 30 minute treks to all day pub rides, lessons, childrens pony days and horse shares so everyones desires can be catered for at Darky Dale Forest Stables,

National Hunt racecourse at Ludlow - Britains's friendliest race course

Tradition has it that in the fourteenth century soldiers from Ludlow Castle came here to match their horses. There is certainly a record of racing in 1725.The course retains its strong Edwardian character and also a strong club atmosphere. Now a National Hunt course, jumping started in the mid-nineteenth century.

Racing take place 2 or three times a month Jan - April and October - December.  Really good facilities & restaurant at the course.

Closest Bed and Breakfast and self catering at Elton and Downton

Nearest Restaurant and Inn at Downton


Brampton Bryan Point to Point at Brampton Bryan (April every year) run by the United Pack

Attracting up to 100 horses & riders, this exciting point to point horse race is set in the Teme Valley, North Herefordshire

Point-to-Pointing is amateur horseracing over fences, contested by horses who qualify for the races by learning their skills in the hunting field.

Horses running in Point-to-Points must be registered thoroughbreds.

Meetings can schedule up to seven races – this can change on the day. Typically they are run at 30-40 minute intervals.

How far are the races?

A 3m race is usually two circuits of a typical Point-to-Point course although there are one or two exceptions. Every course must have a minimum number of fences and at least two fences must have ditches (usually one fence that is jumped twice).

The course at Brampton Bryan (SY7 0JT) is situated between Leintwardine and Knighton on the A4113. Entrance to the course is £10 per person, under 16's free, and the price of a racecard has been dropped to £2.

The flag will drop to set the first runners off for their gallop across the beautiful riverside farmland at 1.30pm.

Contact for more details 01544 388489


Closest Bed and Breakfast and self catering at Buckton and Leintwardine

Nearest Restaurant and Inn at Leintwardine and Milebrook

Nearest Tearoom at Brampton Bryan

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