Forget those wacky socks, crazy cuff-links or personalised key-fobs you usually buy as a gift! Instead, why not book a surprise weekend away for that important man in your life?
Everyone loves a short-break (and a surprise!) and Springwood is the perfect base from which to spend a day at the races. Here’s just some of the places you can experience real horse power!
One of the premier equestrian venues in the world which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 and was once described by the legendary American showjumper George Morris as a “magic carpet” and almost every great show jumper, horse and rider since 1960 have competed at Hickstead.
There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution with Royal Ascot becoming the centrepiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
So much more than just Glorious Goodwood and the Festival of Speed! There is so much to do at Goodwood all year round, whether you wish to treat yourself to a flight from the airfield, play golf, visit the motor show or indulge in the Goodwood Revival.
Sandown Park Racecourse
Located in picturesque parkland and hosts year-round jump and flat horse racing and in addition to this it also hosts a wide variety of additional entertainment including Music Nights, Ladies and Gentlemen’s Days and Comedy events.
Epsom has been holding racing events since the 17th Century with the first running of The Oaks taking place in 1779 and The Derby a year later. Since that time the Investec Derby has developed into the World’s Greatest Flat Race and is now part of the unique Investec Derby Festival.
Lingfield stages a variety of flat, all weather and national hunt fixtures across every month of the year with over 100 fixtures scheduled to take place this year including a mixture of weekday, evening and weekend dates, Lingfield Park has something to offer for every kind of race-goer.
There are often a wide range of bars and restaurants and plenty of ‘fine dining’ should you really fancy splashing out. Even if horse racing is not on your man’s usual social agenda, a day trip to a ‘meet’ would make this treat a definite one to remember!