09:00

Ticket Collection open from Racing Welfare stand in Middleham Marketplace.
1 Victoria Place, Marketplace, DL8 4NP

09:30
to 13:00

Yards Open
12 Yards will be opening their doors. All of these will be open from 9.30 until 1pm unfortunately Ann Duffield’s Sun Hill yard will not be opening this year.  See Household Cavalry Horse Trooper Middleham at Barry Keniry’s Warwick Lodge Stables.

Food & Gift Stalls
There will be a selection of stalls in Middleham centre selling food and gifts.

Trade Stands
Racing Industry Trade Stands will open at this time featuring mechanical horse demonstrations with a BHA accredited Jockey Coach.

Swimming Demonstrations
Throughout the morning there will be the chance to see horses swimming at Mark Johnston’s Kingsley House yard.

Craft Fair
Taking place in Middleham Key Centre (Park Ln, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4RA)

11:00

Fox Hounds Parade
Parade of Bedale West of Yore Fox Hounds through Middleham.

11:30

Jumping Demonstration

Jumping demonstration and showing of two-year-olds in the school at James Bethell Racing

13:30
to 16:00

Activities on the Low Moor:

Starting at 1.30pm Middleham Open Day will be welcoming back the ROR (Retraining of Racehorses) Musical Ride in 2018.  The demonstration, coordinated by Vicky Smart was very well received by the public last year and features many well known ex racehorses performing in their new life.

Following this we will have a schooling display of National Hunt Horses by Micky Hammond’s yard.

To round off the afternoon once again we will have an inter-yard competition for racing staff.  New this year as a leg in the competition will be a Donkey Derby! Sponsored by Beverley Racecourse, this promises to be an entertaining spectacle and will no doubt be fun for the racing staff taking part.  The competition will also include the Milbry Hill Show-jumping in conjunction with the Bedale Pony Club and Egg and Spoon Race (on foot!).  We are also delighted to announce that local company Wensleybale will be sponsoring food at the competition for racing staff competing and spectating on the day.