We were truly blessed with the sun on our backs this year and what a welcome change not to need wax coats or layers of wool.
A busy five days with plenty of dogs ‘visiting’. We were overflowing during the exciting show jumping final; as I am sure everyone on the estate could hear!! As always, we are grateful to our students and all volunteers who help to man the crèche but special thanks go to volunteers Chris Steadman and Rick Radice for their unstinting conscientiousness without which we would not be able to operate the facility so efficiently. With their help and a few cups of the best coffee on site from Francini each day passes without incident!!
For the benefit of all, and for those who only visit on Sunday especially, we will take bookings on Sunday morning for the use of the facility during the show jumping final in the afternoon. Although we are able to cater for over 100 dogs the cage sizes vary and so we also need to ensure we have sufficient kennels relevant to the size of ‘guest.’
Please note that there is no need to book a kennel at any other time during the event. Simply turn up when you need to use us. The crèche is open from 9am until 5pm from Wednesday until Sunday.
Next year’s dates
Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Grass roots or Mitsubishi Motors Cup
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th May, 2017
Cross-Country Day – Saturday 6thMay
Photos all taken by Kit Houghton, courtesy of Badminton Horse Trials