The Avon Vale Races is one of Wiltshire’s premier Point-to-Point Steeplechase meetings, held annually at Larkhill Racecourse, near Amesbury. Wiltshire is horseracing country; did you know that over 2,000 horses are trained for racing within 30 minutes drive of Larkhill? The busy Jumping yards of Alan King, namesake Neil, Emma Lavelle, Neil Mulholland, and Seamus Mullins, just to name a few, sit within our country and its surrounds. If you follow horse racing, then this is a great starting point.
A Horserace meeting is among the UK's most popular sporting pastimes, and the annual Point-to-Point at Larkhill has always been a great tradition, a chance to dust down the picnic and watch some competitive racing in the Spring sunshine.
However, as we all know, 2020 is turning out to be a very different year to normal. As a result of the latest lockdown, this season's fixture will now be held on Saturday December 12th without spectators. Those owners, keepers and riders with runners will be able to register through this site shortly, but sadly, we ask that spectators keep away for the time being.
We hope this year's behind closed doors event will be a one-off, and that we'll be able to return with gusto for the 2021-22 season. Keep watching this space.
Welcome back to the Avon Vale Races
Point-to-Point is the amateur division of Jump racing over fences, a great spectator sport for everyone.
This season's Avon Vale Point to Point steepleschase will held at Larkhill on Saturday March 28th. Larkhill is 5 miles NW of Amesbury near the A303 SP4 8QR. Larkhill racecourse is in a spectacular setting on the Salisbury Plain. Racing has taken place at Larkhill since 1947 and is considered one of the best courses in the country. Come Point-to-Pointing for a fantastic day out with your family. Larkhill offers superb viewing.