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Details and Directions to Charing Race Course. The Home of Point to Point in Kent.

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Preparations are going ahead in earnest for the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt’s Point to Point meeting at Charing. Race day is on Easter Saturday 4th of April and if past attendances are anything to go by, there should be a good crowd to cheer the Jockeys on as they make their way round the 3 mile course.

The first race of the afternoon is scheduled for 2 pm with Pony racing beginning at 12-30.  To keep the race goers occupied before and in-between races, there will be plenty of trade stands providing the opportunity for some retail therapy.

For the children, all the fun of the fair can be had with Ridley’s family fun fair. Caterpillar train, cup and saucer rides, inflatable slides, bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, hoopla and cork shooter stalls and more will be provided to entertain them throughout the day.

Point to Point Admission Charges
£20 Each Car-Main Car Park
£10 Single Person Occupancy-Main Car Park
£30 Parking At The Top Of The Hill With Panoramic View

£5.00 Each Person Entering On Foot.

Young Children Free

This is the Hunt’s ‘BIGGEST FUND RAISER’ of the year so please tell your friends and come along to support us and have some fun at the same time. ;-)

Directions to the course are as follows:
From Junction 9 of the M20:
Leaving the junction, head towards Ashford (first exit from South, third exit from North) along the A20.
After half a mile you’ll meet a roundabout, take the fourth exit and continue along the A20.
Continue for 5.5 miles and cross two roundabouts, until you reach Charing.
At the third roundabout the course will be visible directly ahead. Take the second exit onto the A252 and the entrance is on the left.

From Junction 8 of the M20:
Leaving the junction, head onto the A20 heading South (third exit from North, first exit from South)
Crossing three roundabouts, continue along the A20 for 8.5 miles.
On entering Charing (the course will be visible on your left), take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A252 and the entrance is on the left.

There will be plenty of parking on site.

More information regarding the course can be found: Pointing South East

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“Not long Until Race Day!”

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We are counting down the days now until the Easter Saturday Point to Point in Charing Kent. The Clerk of the course, Race Secretary and many others have been beavering away to make sure that everything is in place to make the day a success.

For the best part of the year, the course is a field and as if by magic, at the beginning of January, the field is transformed into a racecourse. Rails are put in place to define the course and the fences (the only permanent structures) are repaired. Car parks are roped off, safety fences put up, toilets put in place and marques erected. Just some of the immense amount of work needed to prepare the course.

Trade stands have to be organised and stationary has to be printed and hopefully, many cakes are made for the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt cake stand, baked by members of the hunt. In all, a lot of work by a lot of volunteers!

People not only go to watch the racing but it is the chance to meet friends and have fun.  Over all, it is a good day out for the family. See you there on the 4th of April.

“Don’t forget to visit the Ashford Valley Tickham Cake Stall”

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Junior Horse Show & Fun Dog Show

 

Ashford Valley Tickham 16 Years & Under

Horse Show & Open Fun Dog Show

Sunday 26th APRIL 2015

Commencing at 9am

BONFLEUR CROSS COUNTRY COURSE

BONFLEUR LANE, (PLEASE ENTER FROM REDWALL LANE) LINTON, MAIDSTONE. ME17 4BD

By kind permission of the Pascall Family

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt is extremely grateful to our generous sponsors.

Sponsors:

Lambert & Foster: Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Valuers.

Offices in: Cranbrook, Staplehurst, Tenterden and Paddock Wood.

www.lambertandfoster.co.uk

Four Jays Group. Hire specialist across the South East.

Marquees, Furniture, Heaters, Chillers, Generators, Showers, Prestige and Event Individual and Trailer Toilets.

http://fourjays.co.uk/

The Emporium: Pet and Animal Feed Centre Headcorn Kent.

www.petemporium.co.uk

Linda Jewell Racing: Flat and National Hunt Racing. Affordable Racing to Suit All Interest.

http://lindajewellracing.com/

Mount Mascall Stables: Achieve your personal goals – Enjoy individual experience. Equestrian fun, and excitement for all ages and abilities.

www.mountmascalstables.com

THE RUG WORKS’
Professional horse rug washing, re-proofing and repairs undertaken by Nikki Lewis. Discounts available to yard establishments, multi collection – deliveries and to Ashford Valley Tickham Members.
Courtesy rug service upon availability.
Please contact Nikki 07812098937 or see me at a meet for a price list and any other queries.

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PDF Schedule Download and Entry Form

 

 

 

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Point to Point

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt’s Annual Point to Point is a day out for all of the Family. This year’s Easter Meeting is on Saturday 4th April.

Family entertainment is provided from Ridley’s family fun fair which includes: caterpillar train, cup and saucer rides, inflatable slides, bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, hoopla and cork shooter stalls and more to provide entertainment for the young and young at heart.

There will be numerous trade stands providing some retail therapy for those in need. ;-) Jewellery, country clothing, hand-made crafts, dog accessories, oak benches/tables, various gifts and cards and many more lovely, interesting stalls for you to shop around till your heart’s content. Of course, there will be an array of food and beverages available when you get hungry.

Traders attending include:

Joules Ltd – Own brand of clothing for women, men and children

Core fruit products Ltd – Varieties of apple and pear juice plus cider.

Country Clobber – Country inspired accessories

Pivington Pots – Garden pots and other associated garden containers.

Biddenden Vineyards –  Wine, cider and juices

Guy Lister Butcher – Flame grilled beef burgers, sausages and spit roast.

Meander Nice stuff – Homemade fudge, coconut ice, Kentish gypsy tart

Godmersham Game – Venison burgers, sausages and wild boar and apple sausages BBQ

Hornsby Designs – Chopping boards, cheese boards, knife blocks, pan stands, mirrors etc.

The Sweet & Savoury Kitchen  – Sweet and savoury crepes

Southern Counties Limited – Ice cream vans.

Typically English Events – Pimms O’clock

Hanging Gardens – Baskets, planted containers, seasonal plants.

Tony’s Tack – Horse tack, clothing etc.

Plenty of refreshment stands, hot and cold drinks, candy floss, sweets etc.

See you there on Easter Saturday 4th April and don’t forget to bring your friend.

SATNAV – TN27 0JS

Why not have a weekend away and stay locally to the racecourse.

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Wheelbarrow Full of Booze

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Can you help fill the Wheelbarrow? Last year we ran a ‘Wheelbarrow of Booze’ Raffle at our Easter Saturday Point to Point and it was a huge success so guess what…we are doing it again.
We need bottles of anything from water to Moet to fill our wheelbarrow so please look in your wine cellars, dust off and donate a bottle.
Bottles can be given to Christina at any Meet, the Fallers Supper or brought up to the course at Charing on Good Friday or even on the Saturday morning.

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We Need Some Cakes Too! We are also running our successful Homemade Cake stall again and this year we would like to see an even bigger display of your culinary delights.
Nobody can resist a lovely homemade cake for tea after a long day watching the racing so check your baking tins and get thinking about how much cream to put in your Victoria Sandwich or how many Walnuts to put on your Coffee & Walnut cake. Children also love biscuits so why not hone your artistic skills and decorate some that ‘you made earlier’.
Make sure you mark your calendar on April 1st THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL   MAKE A CAKE TOMORROW.

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Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt Easter Saturday Point To Point Meeting at Charing Kent

The latest news from the racecourse is that the jumps are ready and the course has been rolled. Don’t forget to put Saturday April 4th in your diary. Make it a day out for the family. There is a Fun-Fair for the children also lots of retail therapy and of course the racing. See the main advertisement on this page for details of Traders supporting the event.

Introducing a few of the horses that will be running at Charing on Easter Saturday.

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Sarah Hall and Country Foolery who will be ridden by Will Clarke.

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First Attempt Trained by Karen Jewell Owned by Rosemary Watson Ridden by Mike Burge

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Cool Steel Trained, ridden an owned by Frankie puller

 

Traders.

The Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt are extremely grateful to be supported by many traders, local or otherwise. Please support them!

Joules Ltd – Own brand of clothing for women, men and children

Core fruit products Ltd – Varieties of apple and pear juice plus cider.

Country Clobber – Country inspired accessories

Pivington Pots – Garden pots and other associated garden containers.

Biddenden Vineyards –  Wine, cider and juices

http://www.biddendenvineyards.com/

Guy Lister Butcher – Flame grilled beef burgers, sausages and spit roast.

Meander Nice stuff – Homemade fudge, coconut ice, Kentish gypsy tart

Godmersham Game – Venison burgers, sausages and wild boar and apple sausages BBQ

Hornsby Designs – Chopping boards, cheese boards, knife blocks, pan stands, mirrors etc.

The Sweet & Savoury Kitchen  – Sweet and savoury crepes

Southern Counties Limited – Ice cream vans.

Typically English Events – Pimms O’clock

Hanging Gardens – Baskets, planted containers, seasonal plants.

Tony’s Tack – Horse tack, clothing etc.

Lambert & Foster: Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Valuers.

Offices in: Cranbrook, Staplehurst, Tenterden and Paddock Wood.

www.lambertandfoster.co.uk

Four Jays Group. Hire specialist across the South East.

Marquees, Furniture, Heaters, Chillers, Generators, Showers, Prestige and Event Individual and Trailer Toilets.

http://fourjays.co.uk/

The Emporium: Pet and Animal Feed Centre Headcorn Kent.

www.petemporium.co.uk

Linda Jewell Racing: Flat and National Hunt Racing. Affordable Racing to Suit All Interest.

http://lindajewellracing.com/

Mount Mascall Stables: Achieve your personal goals – Enjoy individual experience. Equestrian fun, and excitement for all ages and abilities.

www.mountmascalstables.com