Spooner's Moonlight Steeplechase 2016

Held on Saturday September 17th in fields at Collytown, nr Bere Alston by kind permission of Mr Gerald Venning, the runners and riders of the first race were under starters orders and ready for the off at 4pm.

 

This popular and well supported event is was back again after missing last year.  There were 8 races in total, ranging from the 13.2hh and under, to the cob race and then the more serious and hotly contested races featuring the over 15hh and the hunt race.

 

The event was extremely well attended and popular as ever; building on the success of the 2014 event. 

 

Of course events like this do not happen lightly and take a huge amount of time and effort to organise. Thank you to all those who helped organise, run and set up the event. From setting out the course, handling race entries, manning the tote, pouring pints, flipping burgers and turning the spit! Also a huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors, without whom this event would never of happened:

 

The Who'd of Thought It Inn, Milton Combe

M T Allen Groundworks

Neigh's Shoes

MBeauty, Somerset

Leonard Coombe Saddlery, Newton Abbot

Andy Ball Contractors

Active Services

P&R Thomas Garden Maintenance

Equitour Riding Holidays

The Game Larder, Yelverton

Tavistock Accident Repair Centre

 

 Everyone is looking forward to next year already!

 

(Photos courtesy of Miss Louise Nicholls-Peek)