The Vale Races & Dog Show (previously known as the Vale Country Fair & Point to Point) is on Saturday 11th April 2020 (Easter Saturday) at Maisemore Park, Maisemore, Nr Gloucester, GL2 8HX. This is 3 miles NW of Gloucester near the A417. This will be our second year at this venuee having previously held it at Andoversford. Maisemore Park is also the venue for the already established "Gloucester Races" which is 2 weeks earlier on Sunday 29th March 2020 . See www.gloucesterraces.co.uk for details of this event.
Maisemore Park is a beautiful setting on the banks of the river Severn with excellent viewing of the whole course.
This is a great family day out with plenty for all the family. Bring your dog (but keep it on a lead please). Enter your dog in the Family Dog Show and race your terrier in the Terrier Racing. Watch the races, browse the trade stands, buy food and drink (there is a licensed bar) or bring your own picnic.
Point to Point horse races are amateur horse races run over fences
This web page will be updated and enhanced as things are finalised so keep looking.
The photos are from Sarah Farnsworth. See www.sarahfarnsworth.co.uk for her web site
There is much to see and enjoy.
Gates open at 11am
Things to watch:
"Pony Races" -
There are 2 Pony Races starting at 12:30
"Point to Point Horse Races" -
There are 6 Point to Point Horse races with the first one starting at 2pm.
Bookmakers are there so you can place bets.
Things to do:
Bring your dog and enter it in the Family Dog Show, and race your Terrier in the Terrier Racing.
Browse the Trade-stands.
Look at the other various attractions and activities for the children like a Bouncey Castle.
Buy food and drink (or bring your own picnic). There will be a licensed bar.
On the day Adults £12.50 (cash only) Children and parking free
Bring cash as you will need that for admission and things like buying a race-card, food, drink and placing bets as card facilities are not always available.
You can buy advance tickets online at the discounted rate of £10 per adult. To make an advance booking select the link below.
You will then be sent your "e-ticket" via email to print and bring with you on the day or you may print it at the time of booking or simply show it on your phone at the gate.
Bring your dog and enter our Fun Family Dog Show. It starts at 12noon. Entry fee is £2 per class and entries are taken on the day at the ring-side. Rosettes are given for 1st - 3rd in each class. For a list of the classes see below.
"Have a Go Dog Agility" will be in a separate ring running most of the day.