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Spring 2019 Season....

DATE EVENT
17th March Beaufort, Wilts
24th March Farmers Bloodhounds
31st March Fernie
7th April Worcestershire
14th April Avon Vale Hunt
20th April Bicester, Newton Morrell

Autumn 2019 Season....

DATE EVENT
1st Sept Warwickshire
15th Sept Belvoir
22nd Sept Atherstone
29th Sept Berkeley
6th Oct Pytchley
13th Oct Meynell & S.Staffs
19th Oct North Herefordshire
20th Oct Grafton
27th Oct Cotswold
3rd Nov Essex & Suffolk


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The History of Team Chasing

The Master of Hickstead, Douglas Bunn invented Team Chasing in 1974. He had been invited to a sumptuous lunch by Alan Mouncer who was then a top ranking sports producer at the BBC. The purpose of the invitation was to see if Duggie could come up with any new ideas for Hickstead. After the third or fourth glass of port Duggie suggested a team chase of five riders (four to count) over the natural formidable fences on the Hickstead Estate. The conditions for the chase were written on the back of the menu.

Twenty teams were invited to compete. Each equestrian discipline had its own team (i.e. Eventers, Dressage, Show Jumpers, Jockeys, Hunters etc.). The one and a half-mile course consisted of about 30 fences. The second was a 10ft drop hedge closely followed by two 5ft solid rails into and out of the Railway. So it continued mercilessly to the last 3 gigantic downhill fences which had to be taken at full speed to be in with any sort of a chance.

The Team Chase was televised live on Good Friday and continued as an annual event until the Hickstead Easter meeting was replaced by a Whitsun meeting some eight years later. Thus the Team Chase was born and equestrians all over the country soon realised that Team Chasing could become a very attractive competition sport for 'grown ups'; it combined the thrill of the chase, the speed of racing, the skill of eventing and the discipline of show-jumping with spectacular ups and downs enjoyed by both competitors and spectators alike.

Team spirit manifests itself in many ways none more so than in the early days when Major Humphrey Mews having broken his leg at the second fence called from the ground 'Carry on chaps, it is only a broken leg'.

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