Τετάρτη, Απρίλιος 21, 2010

Inter Hunt Team Knock-Out Gathers Momentum at Royal Windsor

Competition supported by Countryside Alliance; 24 Hunts to take part!

Following a successful pilot in 2009, organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show (12-16th May) are delighted to re-schedule the Inter Hunt Team Knock-Out, this year supported by The Countryside Alliance.
Taking pride of place in The Castle Arena from 2:45pm on Thursday 13th May, the competition will feature 24 Hunts from across the UK.
Simon Brooks-Ward, event director at Royal Windsor Horse Show said: “The competition this year has received huge interest and so we’ve decided to make the Thursday of the Show a real Hunt Day and want to attract as many subscribers and supporters to the event as possible. Therefore we are offering special ticket discounts for members of the Hunts taking part. We are so pleased that Hunts from across England are making the trip to Windsor, making it a truly National competition.”

In 2009, 16 Hunts took part in the competition at Royal Windsor, with victory going to The Seavington Hunt. Demand for places in 2010 has been so high that some teams have had to join a reserve list.

Definite entries so far are: Cheshire Farmers; Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray; Cotswold; Cotswold Vale Farmers; Devon and Somerset Staghounds; Duke of Beaufort’s; East Essex; Essex; Heythrop; High Peak; North Cotswold; Old Berkshire; Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent; Puckeridge; Pytchley; Royal Artillery; Seavington; Southdown and Eridge; Teme Valley; Vale of Aylesbury with Garth and South Berks; V.W.H; Warwickshire and Wilton.

The fastest eight teams from the first round will go through to the second round, with the following rounds conducted as knockouts so the teams are whittled down to four, then two, before the winner is crowned.

To encourage members of the hunting community to come to Royal Windsor on ‘Hunt Day’, the following ticket offers for subscribers and supporters are:
 Public entry: Adults £10, Concession £7, Child 4, Family £25 (normal price £13, £9, £5, £30)
 Members Enclosure: 2 for 1 Entry to the Members Enclosure (normal price starts from £25)

To take advantage of these offers, call the box office on 0844 412 4631 and quote ‘HUNT TICKET’ for public entry or ‘HUNT MEMBER’ for Members Enclosure entry. Alternatively you can book tickets online at www.rwhs.co.uk by putting the above promotional codes into the special offers box.

A huge thanks goes to Fiona Russell-Brown from The Hunt Office for her work on this competition.

Ticket information:
Tickets for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2010 are on sale now, priced at £13 (adults), £9 (concessions including Royal Windsor Advantage Card Holders) and £5 (children 5-16years) if booked in advance. Family tickets (two adults and two children) cost £30. Tickets are priced per day and include entry to all the day’s events. You can book online at www.rwhs.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 412 4631 (UK) or + 44 115 993 4119 (International).

Tickets are also available at the Windsor Information Centre, with discounts being offered to Advantage card holders. Please note only one discounted ticket per advantage card holder is available, and the card must be presented at time of purchase. If booking over the phone, the advantage card number must be quoted. Bookings can be made by calling 01753 743 909 or emailing Windsor.tic@rbwm.gov.uk. The advantage card discount is only available through the Windsor Information Centre.