The Open Team Chase incorporating the National Team chase Championship on 16 April 2016
Novice and Intermediate Team Chases PLUS New Pairs Hunter Trials.
Followed by an evening Team Chase End of Season Party.
To be held at Langston Farm, Little Compton
Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 0SH.
Come and enjoy an action packed day out with lots of exhibitors, food and entertainmetn for all the family.
Just £10 entry per car starting at 9.30am with a purpose built cross country course brimming with
natural hedges. Langston farm is a picturesque Cotswold grass farm with great viewing.
Following a fun Novice event and a brand new pairs class watch the best team chasers in the land compete
to be crowned 2016 National Champions. We then have the knock-out gate jumping competition where the
wooden gate is raised until we find a winner. The competition keeps coming after lunch with the Intermediate
Team chase. There will be an end of season black tie event from 7pm in the marquee combining guests from the
worlds of team chasing and the Heythrop Hunt ensuring the party carries on ,ong into the night!
Saturday 16th April - £10 entry per car
09.00 - Merriebelle Stable Novice Team Chase
11.00 - Kings Head Inn Pairs
12.30 - Skinner’s Pet Foods National Team Chase Championships
14.30 - BA Hull Gate Jumping Competition
15.30 - Volvo Intermediate Team Chase
19.30 - The Cotswold Brewing Co. After Party
The legendary after party bringing together the best of the Team Chasing and Hunting Fraternity with an end of season bash to remember! This black tie event has become a staple in the social calendar with a sell-out crowd for the last few years. A black tie party with tables of 10 this event takes place in the marquee at the site of the Team Chase with tickets costing £40 to include dinner and dancing and all the craic!
RELENTLESS TAKE THRILLING MATERIAL CHANGE BRITISH TEAM CHASING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
Relentless were crowned Material Change British Team Chasing Champions for the second year in succession at the Heythrop after a dramatic final over the big hedges.
Led by Dougie Gittins on the versatile Bono, the quartet maintained close order in the early stages and ran fast down to the water, pinging the palisade on the way in.
Rowan Cope and Coleorton Dane took the lead over the big switchback hedges, and needing barely a glance back to ensure that his team were with him at the pen in front of the marquees, Rowan took them on up the hill, with Luke Morgan and Dougie hard on his heels, Dickie Barrett sitting in behind on Mani.
Four from home, the natural hedge was flagged wide to offer teams a choice of line and Relentless took the tightest angle possible, giving them just a handful of strides to turn 180deg and jump back down again before swinging hard right to the finish for a stirring victory.
They pipped stable mates Monster by less than 5sec, and it may have been even closer if Will Grant had not been fired off Ferrari at the five bar gate. Superb team work saw Simon Coady, Dougie Gittins and Catherine Atkinson regroup, with some fancy footwork in the pen, before a glance off close to home let the time tick away.
Art Hotel Chasers were a valiant third, with a very quick start under a great lead from Sarah Myhill and Dingbat. Some tight turns through the top hedges were followed by a neat run through the pen, with Yvonne Goss, Heather Moodie and Joe Stephenson tucked in behind but they just lacked pace on the second half.
It was a thrilling final over a challenging course, offering superb viewing for the large crowd of spectators.
Check out the winners below.....