- Badbury Rings Point to Point Celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Sunday 21st February
- Westover Land Rover Supported for 10th Consecutive Year
The popular Savills Countryside Alliance Point to Point at Badbury Rings, near Wimborne in Dorset, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and Westover Land Rover supported for the 10th consecutive year.
The event was held on Sunday 21st February 2016 and was hosted by the new Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Tim Bonner.
There were six races during the day including the Wessex National sponsored by Westover Land Rover. There were also a whole host of exciting activities which kept the crowds entertained all day, including a special anniversary tent featuring cookery demonstrations, as well as children's activities, terrier racing, local food stalls, rural crafts and a large shopping village. A highlight of the event was an anniversary raffle, with prizes including a beautiful copper and tin sculpture of a hound by Jo Burchell, a bronze resin sculpture of an Irish Hunter by Jane Shaw and a Charles Church print of Cattistock Hounds, plus much more.
The Countryside Alliance Point to Point at Badbury Rings always attracts the crowds and has become a regular 'must go to' attraction in the Wessex Calendar, popular with everyone who loves the countryside. Top runners and riders who have previously raced at the event include former Gold Cup and Grand National horse, 'What a Friend'; Gold Cup winning jockey, Sam Waley-Cohen; and runner up in the 2010 Champion Hurdle, Khyber Kim.
Westover Land Rover had a selection of Land Rover’s luxury 4x4 models on show at the event, including the stunning new Discovery Sport.
“Events like this are the natural home of our vehicles, so we were thrilled to be involved again and enjoyed welcoming race-goers to our stand,” says Andy Grant, Westover Land Rover Brand Manager. “Plenty of people joined us for a chat and a look at our latest iconic models.”
Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner commented: "We were delighted to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this exciting and important event for the Alliance where those of all ages with an interest in the Countryside are welcomed and entertained."
Speaking of Savills' third year as the main sponsor, David Cross, Director of Southern Rural at Savills said, "We were delighted to come back to this exciting event for the third year running, especially in the 10th Anniversary year. With multi-disciplined offices in Wimborne and Salisbury, Savills is well placed to deal with all property and rural matters in the locality and we loved meeting new friends and old clients".
The event's chosen charity was The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, which offers care for patients with cancer and other progressive conditions requiring specialist help across south and west Dorset either in their own homes or as in-patients at Joseph Weld Hospice. For more info visit http://www.weld-hospice.org.uk.