Welcome to a new season's racing at Andoversford

We're counting down the days until Andoversford launches again, and we're thrilled to be back with two fixtures in 2022 on consecutive weekends in April on Sunday 3rd and 10th. 

The well-established Grand Annual fixture, supported by the Robert Hitchins Group, remains the most valuable Point-to-Point fixture in the entire UK calendar, with prize money in excess of £4,000, and featuring the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual Chase, first run here in 1834. 

There's lots going on, starting with a dog agility competition from 10am, pony racing at 1215, and a tent-pegging display before we get on to the main events of the day. If you're a budding photographer, then this is a perfect event to capture people and animals, and we have a competition for you, with terrific prizes! To enter our competition with Cheltenham Camera Club, click here.

Our second fixture, hosted by the Cotswold Vale Farmers, stages a card of novice and veteran rider races sure to entertain and provide plenty of opportunities for the youngsters and enthusiasts who form the backbone of this sport. 

But neither fixture is just about racing! Both meetings are a lusty celebration of everything that is good about the Cotswolds and the rural lifestyle. There will be dog shows and a tent-pegging tournament, pony racing to find the next A P McCoy, and loads of shops to keep you and your family occupied throughout the day. Come armed with a picnic for trackside viewing, or contact us re hospitality options. 

And if you can't wait until April, you can purchase Gift Vouchers, and a newly launched Season Ticket, offering entry to all 21 fixtures in the newly enlarged West Mercian Point-to-Point Area, stretching from Didmarton to Knutsford and from Chipping Campden to Ludlow. At £130, it offers fabulous value in your pursuit of unearthing the next champion - equine or human - on the Point-to-Point field. 

 

 

Enjoy your racing, and come and visit us soon!

Event details

When?

 

See the results of our photography competition with Cheltenham Camera Club! Click here to view

 

Sunday April 10th 2022

Gates open 1030. Pony racing 12 noon, Steeplechases from 2.00pm

Going: Good to Firm, good in places (Sunday) To be updated Thursday 

Buy a Season Ticket to enjoy the best Point-to-Point racing across seven counties around Gloucestershir

Where?

Andoversford Races is 6m east of Cheltenham near Dowdeswell Manor. Follow signs from the reservoir out of Cheltenham on the A40, or from the A436.

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