Hilton Herbs New Forest Heavy Horse Relay : "The Beer Run"
second Hilton Herbs New Forest Heavy horse Relay event will
take place over three days in July.
at Harbridge Farm, Near Ringwood, Hants there will be six
teams made up of seven heavy horses that will compete as three
pairs and a single.
competition opens on Friday 16th July at Harbridge Farm, with a
driven skills test and a timber handling competition. On Saturday
17th July in the morning, one pair from each team will compete in
the dressage section and in the afternoon one pair and the single
from each team will complete a six obstacle marathon around Harbridge
Farm. Spectators are welcome at Harbridge Farm on the Friday and
18th July is the Relay around the New Forest, covering some of the
most beautiful countryside in the area. Each relay vehicle will
carry a beer barrel which must travel the whole route. The Relay
starts at approximately 8a.m at the Fighting Cocks, Godshill, Fordingbridge.
The teams will then travel through the Forest from Pub to Pub, completing
the nine stages and covering some 60 miles. This will be an excellent
opportunity for members of the public to capture the atmosphere
of this colourful event, see a wide variety of both British and
French Heavy horse breeds in harness, and enjoy a refreshing drink
at each of the pubs visited!
last stage will start from the Alice Lisle Inn at Rockford and return
to Harbridge Farm through the Somerley Estate. The Chris Zeuner
Perpetual Challenge Trophy and Hilton Herbs and Badminton Horse
Feeds awards will be presented to the winning team at Harbridge
Farm at the end of the Relay section on Sunday afternoon.
stages of the Relay section of the competition are as follows:
Fighting Cocks at Godshill.
High Corner Inn, Nr Linwood.
Royal Oak at Fritham.
Redshoot Inn at Linwood.
Royal Oak at North Gorley.
Alice Lisle at Rockford.
at Harbridge Farm
further details on this event contact the organiser:
Mc Dermott - 01725 511951
Hilton Herbs - 01460 270700