The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt has held its annual point to point at the edge of the beautiful village of Charing Kent for many years. This year it is on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018. It is extremely popular with point to point followers, hunt supporters and country folk in general. A fun day out and a chance for many people to catch up and enjoy a traditional country event.
Point-to-Point is a form of amateur horse racing over fences and a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sport as well as socialise. There are trade stands, entertainment for the children and picnic areas for a family get together. You may also win a ‘wheelbarrow full of booze’ should you buy a raffle ticket.
There is a wide choice of food and drink to sustain the appetite through the day. Tea for the traditional tea drinker and other beverages for those who prefer something stronger. Traditional food and taste of the countryside are available from various vendors.
Wear what makes you feel comfortable as there is no dress code but footwear should be practical for the uneven surface (A field)
For the racing aficionado, Charing Racecourse is undulating and suits stayers with four fences jumped uphill; quick-draining chalk based pasture land is seldom heavy; fences firm and well-built mixture of portable and permanent.
Charing Racecourse can be found just off the A20 and is not too far from Charing railway station. The post code is TN27 0JT
Why not make a weekend of it and stay in one of the local B+Bs which can be found on the internet.
Admission prices: Cars £20/£30 £5.00 on foot
You can now buy and advance ticket ensuring a front row at this years Point to Point for £50.00 (Non refundable!) Contact Susie by e-mail: email@example.com or phone 07768 956162