Information for spectators
The Equestrian Noticeboard Golden Button Challenge 2022 will take place in Tirley, Gloucestershire on Saturday 12th February at noon.
It is a cross-country ride styled on the original steeple chase, approximately 3 miles with circa 24 natural obstacles in the Ledbury Hunt Country, Tirley. The first passed the post wins the coveted Golden Hunt Button and stunning winners rug kindly supplied by our sponsor.
We will also make a donation to the wonderful Midlands Air Ambulance who provide an invaluable service to all.
DRESS: Optional Hunting or Cross-Country (body protectors compulsory). Minimum weight 11st
HATS: Must conform to British Safety Standards
RIDERS: Must be 16 years old or over
First past the post
First opposite gender to the winner
First Ledbury Hunt Member/Subscriber
First Young Rider (21yrs and under)
First Veteran Rider (50 yrs and over)
First Heavyweight (over 15 stone with saddle)
First Overseas competitor
(One person may win a maximum of two sections)
All section winners receive a Golden Button
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"We’re absolutely DELIGHTED to be sponsoring the Golden Button Challenge 2022, one of the ULTIMATE events in the hunting calendar” says Aurelia Stephenson, MD The Equestrian Notice Board
The Golden Button Challenge will take place in Tirley, Gloucestershire on Saturday 12th February 2022.
Location address: Town Street Farm, Tirley, Gloucestershire, GL19 4HG. Click HERE for map.
It will be signposted from the main road and you will be shown to the car parking field. There is no parking in the yard at Town Street.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD SIDE - YOU WILL BE TOWED.
Entry into the challenge is £20/per car, £10 if only single occupancy.
Programmes are £5. U16's free. CASH ONLY!
The challenge itself is a cross-country ride styled on the original steeple chase, approximately 3 miles with circa 24 natural obstacles in the Ledbury Hunt Country. The first past the post wins a Real Solid Golden Hunt Button.
This event is in a field so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
We will have bars and food stalls offering Tea, Coffee, Bar, Pig roast. This is cash only.
Schedule of timings:
09.30 Gates Open for everybody at Town Street Farm, Tirley, GL19 4HG
11.15 Parade of all the horses
11.30 Horses taken down to the start
12.00 The Equestrian Noticeboard Golden Button challenge starts
13.00 NEW FOR 2022 - Terrier racing!
14.00 Prize giving
The Equestrian Noticeboard Golden Button challenge starts at midday, it is recommended you arrive by 11am at the latest to give you time to get to the viewing point on the course.
Dogs MUST be on leads AT ALL TIMES.
Spectators, please respect the directions of the officials at all time. Not all of the fences and course are fenced off.
For more updates please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ledburygoldenbutton/
Event link here: https://fb.me/e/10JNaPx98