Point to Point – Andoversford (Subaru)
On Sunday, we went to a Point to Point event in Andoversford sponsored by Subaru. I was given a pass to go by the lovely people at Subaru and we thought it would be a great way to end the half term. We went to our local hunt’s Point to Point for the first time in a couple of years last weekend and we had a great time so we were keen to go again!
It was a very cold and quite windy day, but we soldiered on with our picnic and race cards. There were less of us this weekend so it was a smaller picnic but we had lots of nice cheeses, vegetables, and dips. We arrived in time for the first race and placed a couple of bets. Unlike the previous weekend’s point to point we were not so successful with our choice of winners. Both bets placed came second!
We had a great time watching the races and looking around the different stalls. They had some lovely coats and hats, just what you need with the cold weather!
The venue had a good view of the track, you could see quite a few jumps at a time from certain spots and there was a good vantage point for most of the race. The ground was quite good considering the poorer weather we had had this week and it stayed dry while we were there. That being said, we were definitely grateful for the vendors selling hot chocolate while we stood by the track- it gave us something to warm our hands up with!
One of the highlights of the day had to be seeing The Last Samurai, the horse who had placed second just a day before in the grand national, parade around the ring.
We had a great day and I just want to say a big thank you to Subaru for putting on such a great event…
If you want to go to one of their events you can look on their website to find one near to you!