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IMPORTANT

All persons attending any Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt event MUST COMPLY WITH ALL COVID-19 REGULATIONS. Please check for the latest updates before attending any events. If you are feeling unwell and have any  of Covid-19 symptoms, PLEASE STAY AWAY.

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Another chance to enjoy the beautiful Kent countryside

DODDINGTON AUTUMN RIDE

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Richard Oldfield

Entries are now closed

Approximately 10-mile horse ride through an area of outstanding natural beauty. Revised route

Shorter route also available

DODDINGTON PLACE, SITTINGBOURNE. ME9 0BB

SUNDAY 11th OCTOBER 2020

Entries online only at www.equoevents.co.uk   No entries on the day.

Entry fee £25 per rider to be received by Saturday 3rd October. Groups of no more than six riders. Riders to enter individually so we have a record of all contact details (privacy policy in place). Please add in the notes box, the names of others in your group if applicable, so we can allocate a time for the whole group.

Start times 9.30am-2pm please indicate if you wish to go slowly so we can allocate an early slot. Riders under 16 years should be accompanied by an adult.

ALL RIDERS MUST BE COVERED BY APPROPRIATE THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY INSURANCE

ON ARRIVAL PLEASE PARK AS DIRECTED A MINIMUM OF 5 METRES APART

Please collect your own waist numbers from the Officials tent at least 30 minutes before your start time.

The route will be clearly marked and Marshalls will be present along the route. Please take care at road crossings.

Optional jumps will be around the route and will be of varying heights. Any fences outside the  Ride are strictly out of bounds. Please do not keep attempting a fence after three refusals.

All riders must wear hats to current British Safety Standards whenever on horseback.

On completion of Ride please collect your own rosette and a free bottle of water from the official’s tent. There will be hand sanitizer in the officials’ tent for use before touching waist numbers, rosettes and drinks.

THERE WILL BE NO TOILET FACILITIES ON SITE. 

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS IF REQUIRED.

THERE WILL BE NO PARAMEDIC ON SITE ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE SOME PEOPLE WITH FIRST AID EXPERIENCE.  NEAREST HOSPITAL – MAIDSTONE, HERMITAGE LANE. ME16 9QQ TEL 01622 729000. Please take a note of this number.

No responsibility will be accepted by the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt, the organisers, the landowners, their servants or agents for any death or injury to any persons, animals or loss or damage to property, howsoever caused, arising out of or as a consequence of the organisation of this event. By entering this event you are agreeing to this disclaimer.

All dogs to be kept on leads at all times.

Please take your litter home and do not clean out your horseboxes in the park. The park is used for grazing and litter can be dangerous to stock.

****In the event that Government guidelines change and the event has to be cancelled, refunds minus booking fee and £3 admin fee, will be returned.

Stay Safe and observe social distancing wherever possible. If showing symptoms of Covid-19  please DO NOT ATTEND and get a test.

See below for pictures and remarks from the previous ride!

Hound Badges

This year’s nominated hound to appear on the HOUND CLUB badge is:

Ashford Valley Tickham Dreamy

The badges are made in exactly the same way as our previous badges, as depicted at the bottom of this page where you can see previous badges that you may have not yet purchased for you collection.

The cost of this year’s badge is £5.00 plus £1.00 post and packaging.

Request for orders should be sent to Sue Palmer; sjpalmer14@aol.com

Detail of how to join the Hound Club can be found at the following; HOUND CLUB

DODDINGTON CHARITY RIDE

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Richard Oldfield

A great time was had by all that took part in the ride, riding through some of Kent’s beautiful countryside. Thank you to all those that entered for you support for this event.

Pictures from the day can be seen a Darren Clark Photography.

Please buy your photos and support Darren, rather than copy them

Competitors Comments

“Yes a really well run ride. We had a great time thank you 😊”

“A lovely day for a fun ride, much appreciated to all the people that worked so hard to organise the event.

“Many thanks.” It was worth all the hard on it to see everyone’s smiles as they all passed the finish line 🤩”

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Members of the hunt enjoyed their first social ride this year on 2nd August 2020. The sun shone and spirits were high as the riders practiced their jumping skills before hacking through some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside. Even the horses were pleased to see each other.

The AVTH is extremely grateful to the landowners and all those that supported this event. Thank You.

Look out for more rides in the coming months. More pictures can be seen at:

Darren Clark Photography

Find out how you can take part in the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt’s very own Lottery.

 200 CLUB ENTRY DETAILS AND ENTRY FORM

Hound Club

Find out about the HOUND CLUB and how to join by clicking here.

Enamel Hound Club badges are available for £6 each and all proceeds go towards feeding and keeping our hounds for the year. Available at meets.

Hound Badges

The hunt has for sale several hound badges produced over a number of years. Each badge depicts a different hound and can be purchased for £6.00 each, plus post and packaging. Maybe you have several and need certain badges to complete your collection? For more details, please contact Sue Palmer: sjpalmer14@aol.com
Example of some of the badges available: