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Events

Welcome to our events listing. Please note that this list is updated constantly, but is not exhaustive. If you know of an event which you feel will be of interest to Countryside Alliance members and supporters, please email details to: news@countryside-alliance.org. Please note that priority will be given to events & fundraisers which benefit the Countryside Alliance or The Countryside Alliance Foundation.

Events:

2-8 March - British Pie Week

Monday, 2 March 2015

This week is British Pie Week, a national celebration. As the official website says "A nation of pie fanatics, it often seems that we love nothing better than a wholesome pie and now is the time to think about what pies will feature on your menu! With new research revealing that 75% of people enjoy a pie at least once a month, British Pie Week has been growing every year with pie-eaters everywhere seeking their ultimate pie perfection." Visit the official website at www.britishpieweek.co.uk and visit our own Game-to-Eat campaign's website at www.gametoeat.co.uk for some top game pie recipes. The recipe for the pictured Hunters' Pie can be found here.

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10-13 March - the Cheltenham Festival

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The 2015 Cheltenham Festival will be held from Tuesday 10th until Friday 13th March. 
10th March is Champion Day - more here. 11th March is Ladies Day - more here. 12th March is St Patrick's Thursday - more here. 13th March is Gold Cup Day - more here. Follow the Festival on Twitter @CheltenhamNews and use the hashtage #CheltenhamFestival

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21-22 March - Jimmy's Farm - Science & Nature Festival

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Science & Nature Festival 2015, 21st - 22nd March - 10am - 4pm, Bringing Science and Nature to Life! Jimmy's Farm's website says: "Our Science and Nature Festival is back again this year and will be bigger and better than ever! The festival takes over the whole farm and is packed full of inspiration for kids of all ages."

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21st March - Wilton Hunt Point to Point at Milborne St Andrew

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Wilton Hunt Point to Point will be held at Milborne St Andrew on 21st March. Gates open at 10.30 and first race is at 12.30. There will also be a charity race following last year's success when £3000 was raised for the local Air Ambulance. See you there?
 

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Pic by Mary Ann Rogers

25th April - Horn & Hound Ball, Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Horn & Hound Ball, a celebration of hunting in aid of the Hunt Staff Benefit Society, will be held on 25h April at Cheltenham Racecourse. Tables are for 10 people. Either book a table/tables or be added to a table. Corporate tables are available and will include wine and champagne all night at £1,600.00 - contact Lizzie Dyer hsbs2@mfha.co.uk or telephone 01285 653001.  www.hsbs.org.uk. Follow the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HornandHoundBall. Read on to download a booking form. 

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Weds 6th - Sun 10th May, 2015

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

In 2015 and 2016 the iconic Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will be held on the weekend following the May Bank Holiday weekend with Cross Country on the Saturday. 2015: Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th May http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/index.php/info/visitor-info/dates/

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7th May - General Election

Thursday, 7 May 2015

7th May - General Election - Following the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the date of the next General Election has been set as 7th May 2015. Click here for the expected timetable for what will happen during the campaign and after polling day, when the newly elected MPs take their seats and Members of the Lords return. If you are eligible, please ensure you are registered to vote and that you use your vote. Please ask your candidates to support our General Election Manifesto via our e-lobby here.

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9-10th May - "High Birds in May" - the annual Whitfield Clay Shoot, Northumberland

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Saturday May 9th & Sunday May 10th 2015 - the Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot at the beautiful Whitfield Estate in Northumberland - the official website is www.whitfieldclays.co.uk. This event is a fundraiser for several charities including the Countryside Alliance. Read on for details.

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24 May - Foxcote Frolic

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sunday 24th May - The Foxcote Frolic, a Countryside Alliance fundraiser at Foxcote Manor, Andoversford, Cheltenham GL54 4LP by kind permission of Mark and Rosie Vestey.  This family day out will feature sponsored rides, clay pigeon shooting competition, trade stands and catering by local hunts. More information, including registration details, to follow soon. Gates 9am, last ride 3pm. Bring the family!

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27th May - 30th May - Royal Bath & West Show

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

27th May - 30th May - Royal Bath & West Show http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-west/97/

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