New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2018

The finish of the 2018 Boxing Day Point-to-Point – on Wednesday 26th December – has been announced as being in the vicinity of the Noads (Dibden Inclosure).

Anyone planning to attend the event should only approach from Beaulieu and Hilltop where directions to the finish will be clearly signposted.

It is imperative that drivers should only park in the designated parking area and follow the stewards directions to that area. Parking in any other place is strictly forbidden.

The first race is due to finish at approximately 11.00am. 

Original Point-to-Point Rules
The traditional New Forest Point-to-Point is held on Boxing Day and run under the original point-to-point rules. Riders are allowed to choose their own course, across the Open Forest, between the start and finish point. The location of the finishing point is made public a week before the race but the starting point is kept a secret until the day before – yes, on Christmas Day! The race is the perfect event for demonstrating the all-round capabilities of the purebred or part-bred New Forest pony and a good opportunity for catching up with friends. See you there.

Special instructions: If you are attending the Boxing Day Point-to-Point follow the official traffic signs. Please park with care.

Appreciative thanks to the organisers, sponsors, volunteers, runners and riders… see you there.

As a taste of things to come……here are some pictures from previous years.

The New Forest meeting is believed to be the only authentic Point-to-Point in the country.
The New Forest Point-to-point is a celebration of rural history, cultural heritage and the special qualities of the New Forest pony.
Riders are cheered over the finish line by their supporters and other racegoers.

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