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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: Please note that priority will be given to events & fundraisers which benefit the Countryside Alliance or The Countryside Alliance Foundation.


Key diary dates for 2015

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Many of you will already have your diary for 2015, so we bring you some key countryside dates to add to it. Including our Badbury Rings Point-to-Point, the British Shooting Show, the Cheltenham Festival, Peterborough, the CLA Game Fair, the Royal Welsh, Royal Highland, Great Yorkshire, Badminton and the General Election, read on and get your pen ready.

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2015 Big Farmland Bird Count - 7-15 February

Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust will run the second annual Big Farmland Bird Count between 7th and 15th February 2015. The count is held to highlight the good work done by farmers and gamekeepers in helping to reverse the decline in farmland bird numbers. We want to help them record the effect of any conservation work on their land and we are asking people to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the farm. Despite it being the wettest winter since records began in 1910 more than 500 farmers, managing nearly half-million acres of UK farmland, took part in the inaugural count in 2014. Click here for more information.

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13,14, 15 February – the 7th Great British Shooting Show, Stoneleigh

Friday, 13 February 2015

13,14, 15 February – the 7th Great British Shooting Show, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire The UK’s and Europe’s largest public shooting show will open its doors on February 13th, 14th & 15th at Stoneleigh Park Exhibition Centre, Warwickshire. The Countryside Alliance will be at the show, which has long been acknowledged as the Premier shooting event of the year and the 2015 show is already proving just why that is. The entire show is held inside 5 huge heated halls providing an exhibition area of over 250,000 sq ft. With over 300 exhibitors, thousands upon thousands of guns, rifles, air rifles, air pistols, optics and every shooting related accessory a shooter could ever wish for, this really is a show not to be missed. All this plus many more stands from organisations and associations representing countryside interests.

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19 February - "What the future holds" conference for gamekeepers, Witney, Oxon

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Thursday 19th Feb 2015 - A conference, themed 'What The Future Holds', organised by Keepers Choice Game Feeds in association with THE NATIONAL GAMEKEEPERS ORGANISATION takes place on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire. OX29 7PU.

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22 February - Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point

Sunday, 22 February 2015

22 February - Save the date - the popular Point-to-Point returns to Badbury Rings near Wimborne, Dorset. The Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point provides some of the most exciting horse racing of the season. Approximately 3,000 people attended in 2014, with 11 races, 200 entries and over 100 runners. The day’s huge success is also due to its family appeal, with local food stalls, terrier racing, a hound parade and a shopping village. The event features a licensed bar and bookmakers. More information from

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27th February - Thrusters Ball

Friday, 27 February 2015

The Thrusters Ball is on Friday 27th February at the Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton.  For more information and to book contact Alison Hawes on 01752 830430 or

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25th April - Horn & Hound Ball, Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The date for the 2015 Horn and Hound Ball is Saturday 25th April at Cheltenham Racecourse... Get this date in the diary and get planning your tables!

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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

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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.

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25 May 2015 - Alliance fundraising event at Stratford Racecourse

Monday, 25 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance is hoping to run a fundraising event at Stratford Racecourse on this date. More information to follow. 

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