Welcome to Higham Races
With three annual Point-To-Point fixtures, Higham Races makes a fabulously fun and social countryside day out. Tradestands and food a plenty, with fairground attractions for the whole family at Easter. Not forgetting the pony racing and more recently the charity 'Side Saddle Dash', all adding to the equestrian entertainment. For those that like a flutter Higham Races has a number of traditional bookies on-site.
Each year the Higham Races committee nominates an annual charity to support for all three fixtures. 2019 saw the races support Forge Youth Group – a new charity to encourage engagement with youths in the villages surrounding Higham , Stoke by Nayland and Polstead.
Higham features a flat course comprising eight fences jumped twice, and the home straight jumped three times. It suits those horses that like to front run. The gravelly soil means the course can run early on in the year when other venues are waterlogged – the ground is rarely softer than Good. The course benefits from an irrigation facility close by so can easily be watered for meetings later in the season.
Once again the Pointing season is temporarily halted while the UK enters a period of lockdown to stem the spread of Covid-19.
February's fixture is therefore very sadly cancelled.
We are hopeful of being able to run a fixture on Easter Saturday and will issue updates as and when they become available.
We're ever grateful to Hopkins Homes as principal sponsor and their unwavering support during this difficult time.
Images courtesy and copyright of Jason Bax/Equuis Photography
Images courtesy and copyright of Richard Weller-Poley