A look ahead to the best equestrian events in and around Lancashire
00:00 11 January 2017
Whether you’re horse crazy or just along for the ride, equine related events are an important part of the social calendar
Peter Marsh Chase Day
Make it your New Years Resolution to visit Haydock Racecourse this 2017 and what better way to start than attending the Peter Marsh Chase Day. The first race meeting of the year will kick off in style, for more information and tickets visit
6th – 8th April
The Randox Health Grand National
Three days of classic race action, entertainment and excitement including one of the world’s most famous races at the legendary Aintree Racecourse. www.randoxhealthgrandnational.co.uk/days
27, 29 & 31st May
Cartmel is one of the counties most beautiful racecourse and is the perfect location for a day at the races. The first race meeting commences in May and continues throughout the summer. For more fixtures and information visit cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
bet365 Old Newton Cup Day
The Old Newton Cup at Haydock Park is one of the racecourses oldest Flat races and is steeped in history, having run since 1807. This is one of the most coveted trophies on the racing circuit so be prepared for a day full of excitement. haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/bet-365-old-newton-cup-day
An evening at the races with Jess Glynne- Aintree
Pop sensation Jess Glynne will be hosting an evening full of entertainment at Aintree Racecourse in a spectacular outdoor summer show this June. For tickets and more information visit
An evening at the races with Olly Murs – Haydock Races
Head to Haydock Racecourse this August for a spectacular performance and evening full of entertainment from the wonderful pop sensation Olly Murs, followed by an exciting evening of racing. haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes – Ladies Day
Ladies Day is considered one of the most prestigious days in racing, so put on your best frock and head to Haydock Racecourse for an exciting day full of great fashion and racing.
11th – 13th August
Royal Lancashire Show
The Royal Lancashire Show will return again to Witton Country Park for another year, as you and the family can enjoy a brilliant day out full of activites including a spectacular light horse displays.
9th – 10th September
Lancashire Game & Country Festival
The Lancashire Game & Country Festival is one of the events of the summer as you and the family can enjoy a range of activities and celebrate Lancashire agriculture. Expect hound displays, gundog scurries, terrier racing, fly-fishing, clay-pigeon shooting and of course some spectacular equestrian shows.