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Chipping Campden Point to Point

1st April 2024

The Chipping Campden Point to Point is an annual event that takes place near Paxford which is nearby to Chipping Campden. It is a horse racing event that attracts spectators from all over the world. The event has a long and rich history that dates back to the early 20th century.  Chipping Campden Point to Point is a thrilling event for anyone who enjoys horse racing.

History of the Chipping Campden Point to Point

The Chipping Campden Point to Point was first held in 1924. It was organized by a group of local enthusiasts who wanted to create an event to unite the community. The event quickly gained popularity and became an annual tradition. Over the years, the Chipping Campden Point to Point has seen many changes, but it has always remained a beloved part of the Cotswold community.

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What is a Point to Point?

A Point to Point is a form of amateur horse racing in the countryside. The races are held over a series of jumps and are run over a distance of 3 to 4 miles. The riders are amateur jockeys who compete on horses that are owned and trained by local enthusiasts. Point to Point races are known for their thrilling and exciting atmosphere, and they attract large crowds of spectators.

Why is the Chipping Campden Point to Point so special?

The Chipping Campden Point to Point is special for many reasons. Firstly, it is set in the picturesque Cotswold countryside, which provides a stunning backdrop to the event. Secondly, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious Point to Point events in the country. The event attracts some of the best amateur riders and horses from all over the UK, making it a highly competitive race. Thirdly, the Chipping Campden Point to Point has a strong sense of community. The event brings people from all walks of life together, creating a vibrant and lively atmosphere.

What can you expect at the Chipping Campden Point to Point?

If you are planning to attend the Chipping Campden Point to Point, you can expect a day of thrilling horse racing, lively crowds, and stunning scenery. The event typically takes place in late March or early April, and it usually attracts thousands of spectators. There are several races throughout the day, each one more exciting than the last. You can expect to see amateur riders and horses compete over jumps, with plenty of spills and thrills along the way.

In addition to horse racing, there are usually food and drink stalls, craft stands, and other attractions to keep you entertained. The Chipping Campden Point to Point is a family-friendly event, and there are usually activities for children as well.

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Parking for Point to Point can be found in adjacent fields and you will be directed by stewards on the day.

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The Chipping Campden Point to Point is a thrilling horse racing event that is steeped in history and tradition. It is a beloved part of the Cotswold community and attracts thousands of spectators every year.

If you are looking for a day of exciting horse racing, stunning scenery, and a lively atmosphere, then the Chipping Campden Point to Point is definitely worth a visit.

Visit www.northcotswoldhunt.co.uk/point-to-point for further information.

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