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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2018

As soon as the location details are released for the 2018 New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point I will post them on this page and on Twitter at @Forest_Commoner. ……but until then, here are some picture from previous years.

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New Forest Boxing Day point-to-point 2015

My friends and followers will know that the New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point is one of the highlights of my commoning calendar. Long have I held ambitions to one day take part myself and be one of those triumphant pairs … Continue reading

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New Forest: racing the cows

Being a commoner is never dull. My commoning friends not only share their adventures with me but also, on occasion, provide me with opportunities to have a few of my own! I was visiting a friend and fellow commoner recently … Continue reading

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New Forest: Eclipse – the son of Marske

In the month of May, just under 250 years ago, began the career of the most celebrated racehorse of his day and one of the most famous Thoroughbred horses in history. Foaled in 1764, Eclipse was a mean tempered colt … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2014

The New Forest point-to-point race meeting is one of the most anticipated events of my calendar. For me it represents so many of the things that make the Forest unique. It offers the experience and spectacle of living history and … Continue reading

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The New Forest pony – the natural selection

The New Forest pony is known as the ‘architect’ of the Forest and plays a significant role in the biological diversity, culture and economy of the New Forest.  So important is this animal to the Forest and to commoning that … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2013

Boxing Day was a fine sunny morning as we set off for Wilverley (December 2013). Excellent conditions for racing! The New Forest Point-to-Point is promoted as being the only authentic race of its kind in the country, as it is … Continue reading

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