The Peter O’Sullevan 2023 Lambourn Open Day will be held on Good Friday, April 7, 2023.

The Lambourn Open Day is a unique opportunity to visit Lambourn Valley trainers’ yards and come face to face with the horses and trainers along with their staff and jockeys. The yards are open from 8.30 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Car Parks open from 8.00am
Stables open from 8.30am-13.00pm
Trade Stands open from 10.30am
Afternoon Events from 13.00pm to approximately 4.30pm


Tickets are available on the day at all car parks and yards. No shortage.

PLEASE NOTE As the mobile phone signal is very poor at Seven Barrows and Upper Lambourn  – payments will be CASH ONLY

Although the composition is open to change, they are hoping to include the following horses in the parade:

Altior, Battaash, Coneygree, Shishkin and Sprinter Sacre

with grateful thanks to their Owners.

Programmes will be on sale (£5) at all car parks and yards.

There is a map inside, a programme of events, interesting articles, quizzes, pages of all the trainers with their horses and lots more plus many great colour photographs.

A collector’s item.

Bob travels the country with his team of working sheepdogs, working sheep, ducks, geese and even Paxo the cockerel.

Bob has had many local and national TV appearances, including Countryfile, The House of Tiny Tearaways, and Alan Partridge and has had the pleasure of presenting his show to both the British and Saudi Royal Families.

Child participation
Children are invited into the arena to help with a brightly coloured obstacle course while the dogs show their skill at guiding the ducks around the course.
An amusing commentary compliments this part of the show and the children and audience are both encouraged to join in.

Their hunt country covers part of West Berkshire, North Hampshire and a small part of East Wiltshire.

The north end of the country is made up of the open Berkshire and Marlborough Downs, in great contrast to the more wooded areas further south.

Most of their country is very open and therefore obstacles tend to be timber hunt jumps or ditches.

The main exception to the downland is the area east of the A339 where the country is closer, fields are small and normally bounded by ditches as well as thick hedges.

However, there is always an alternative way round if you wish.

Their mounted fields are not vast, typically 15 – 25 horses on a weekday and 20 – 35 on a Saturday.

Obviously Opening Meet, Boxing Day and some other meets attract larger fields.

They pride ourselves on being a very friendly and welcoming hunt.

The Vine & Craven Hunt was formed in 1968 by an amalgamation of the Craven Farmers’ Hunt and the Vine Hunt.

The kennels are located in Hannington, Hampshire.

Schooling over brush hurdles with Top Jockeys

Derby Hoppers Celebrity Racing

Shetland Grand National

Schooling over brush hurdles with Top Jockeys

Dog Show with various classes

Bring your dog and enter the various classes.

All dogs to be on leads at all times please.

Entries on the day.

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