Friday, March 28, 2008

Two Ps at a P2P

Tracy P and Sam P went to the point-to-point at Parham last weekend, and we asked Tracy to tell us all about it...

"This was the first point-to-point I've attended so I didn't really know what to expect. For me, the highlight of the day was to watch the kids races - they were so professional. No tears or tantrums, just full of smiles and laughter - even after one poor child was tanked off by her pony in to the car park. We all waited with baited breath to see what would be the outcome of this incident, but no more than two minutes later a corrected naughty pony and very happy child came tottering back. It absolutely amazed me to watch these little jockeys who didn't seem to know what fear meant.

"After the kids races, the huntstaff and their hounds came into the main arena. Once again (sorry to say) I have never come this close to the hounds or the huntsmen (not having hunted myself). I have to admit it was very emotional to see these beautiful dogs and very well turned out men on their beautiful steeds. The hounds were so happy and well groomed. This, I have to say, was the real crowd pleaser - everyone flocked to stroke the dogs and say hello. The hounds just lapped up all the attention, loving every second of it... except one. There is always one who likes to escape, and this cheeky chappy had everyone on their toes chasing after him. And he didn't run off just once, it was more like four times!

"Naturally everyone came to see the adults race too, which was just as exciting as the rest of the day. Overall the day was brilliant (apart from the freezing cold wind and rain) and definitely a fun family day out.

"Special thanks to the two lovely gentlemen who provided Sam and me with wine and sausage rolls!"
Image courtesy of Jo Hawes,

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