Racing to School’s Carrie Ford giving tips to Pony Club members

Charity stages its first learning day at Point-to-Point

Racing to School delivered its first activity at a Point-to-Point meeting on March 11th, when a group of local Pony Club members and parents attended the Flint & Denbigh Hunt meeting at Bangor-on- Dee Racecourse.

The Riders’ Programme event was run by Carrie Ford who proved a big hit with the young riders, especially when going through the gears on the charity’s equiciser. Shy at first, most of the group got into the stirrups under Carrie’s watchful eye and all of them were beaming as they dismounted.

“The Bangor team and Point-to-Point community could not have been more welcoming to the young people,” said Clare Hazell, Chief Executive of the Point-to-Point Authority.”

“I was so keen to come along to this first day that the charity has staged with our sport, as it allows the group to get so close to the action and those that take part, and we want them to have an understanding of the different types of racing on offer. We hope that Racing to School will stage more days in the future.”

There were three Pony Races to kick off the meeting and the group were railside shouting home their favourites.

At the end of a full day’s activity, a few of the Pony Club members and their parents were asked how they had enjoyed the day, as captured in the video above.