Hunt does its bit for Sport Relief

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The Hampshire Hunt point-to-point fixture at Hackwood Park got off to an unusual start on Sunday (March 25th) with an invitational charity flat race.

Members were invited to ride their hunters in aid of Sport Relief. The ten runners, all kitted out in hunting gear, negotiated one circuit of the track on mounts that ranged from ex-showjumpers to polo ponies, who were all seasoned hunters.

Sponsored by Hattingley Valley Wines, the race was won by a equine insurance customer who breaks and produces polo ponies Sheena Robertson.

Sport Relief, which collects money each year towards services in the UK and abroad, has managed to raise over £52 million so far in 2012, with the main event taking place from March 23rd to 25th.

Joint-organiser and joint-master of the Hampshire Hunt Peregrine Rowse told Horse and Hound that the event was a great success and managed to raise £500 for the fund.

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