it's time to go racing this season with the start of Cheltenham Festival to kick start the season.

Go Racing – The Cheltenham Festival and more

It’s time for another season of great National Hunt or jump racing! Thousands will gather to enjoy the spectacle of high-class sporting action, whilst the horses, jockeys and owners battle it out for the highest racing honours at Cheltenham Festival – its the season to go racing!

It's time to go racing at Cheltenham Races.


  • First held at Cheltenham in 1861, the annual festival has been a regular feature in the racing calendar since the early 20th century
  • It always takes place in March and the 2015 festival has four themed days, each promising a unique atmosphere – Champion Day, Ladies Day, St. Patrick’s Thursday and Gold Cup Day
  • Attendance records were smashed in 2013 when crowds of over 67, 000 attended the final day
  • Ruby Walsh has been named Top Jockey for seven out of the last 10 years
  • Our top tip for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup is Road to Riches

Every year thousands head to Cheltenham Racecourse to watch the races.

Horse racing events offer something for everyone. We highly recommend dressing up and joining racing fans for a fun day out. In case you miss out on Cheltenham or are looking for alternatives, we offer a few experience options on a horse theme.

Go racing – choose from a range of locations across the country and spend a day at a premier race track. Start with a free drink, read your programme, then go behind the scenes for an exclusive tour of the grounds before moving into the enclosure and maybe placing a bet.

One of the horses that will be racing around the racecourse.

An exciting aspect of Cheltenham Festival is big betting, and if you want to get involved take a look at our racehorse ownership package. Pick a horse from a selection of top runners and enjoy the benefits of attending the races as part owner when it runs. If you are a racing read our pevious spotlight on jockey A P Mc Coy

Horse Riding in Russia is another way to appreciate these beautiful animals.

Just got back from an exciting day at a horse race and can’t wait to test your riding skills? Choose a horse riding class that includes a practical lesson and one hour trek though beautiful English countryside.

A typical photo of a western cowboy and his horse.

For anyone looking for something really different, try our Western horse riding experience and become a cowboy or a cowgirl for a day. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced riders – yee-har!

How will you celebrate this horse racing season?


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