It was great to be a part of and support the 2015 Burton Hunter Trial at Hackthorn Hall.
This years event was held on Sunday the 27th of September.
Hackthorn Hall is a country estate dating early 1600's and ancestral home of the Cracroft-Eley's whose very kind patronage makes this event possible.
The organisers of the Burton Hunter Trial and all their reliable team of helpers strived to create a fun, friendly course with good children's classes and riding club standard novice and intermediate.
The organisers of the Hunter Trial worked hard to create a family day out which had something to offer for everybody: a scenic cross country walk and refreshments on the Saturday: a delightful dog show with fun classes for all canine varieties.
While awaiting their class or completing triumphant, peopled indulged in barbecued beef burgers, sausages & bacon rolls supplied by Oxley's, Gainsborough, as well as partaked in a home made slice of cake served by the lovely tea ladies all undercover in a spacious marquee with trade stands to browse.
This year saw the introduction of a Gate Jumping Competition in the Main Ring. A real crowd pleaser, the gate jumping provided an element of fun for the competitors and entertainment for the crowd as the gate was raised in a knockabout style competition.
The event also had car stands and various things mechanical for dads, husbands, boyfriends who usually hover about as support and unpaid chauffeurs. This year they went a step further with a facility for electronic shooting that brought a competitive interest and a country sports ambiance. This was hugely popular and not just with the gentlemen.
The day was with afternoon tea & well deserved gin and tonic watching the sun dip down behind the hall.
2015 was a great day out, we urge you to try the Burton Hunter Trial experience.
See you in 2016!
You won't regret it!