MHC maintains the permanent infrastructure and track of a racecourse at Garthorpe (five miles east of Melton Mowbray) on behalf of landowner Buckminster Estates, and the course is widely recognized as the finest point-to-point course in the UK. There are currently five race-days each year. The Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn are each invited to organise one race-day, and an adjacent ‘guest’ hunt, currently the Meynell and South Staffordshire, is also invited to do so. MHC itself also organizes its own race-day.
MHC also run an annual cross-country ‘ride’ – a keenly contested cross-country event over natural country, which under UK Jockey Club Rules has to be referred to as a ride (with prizes ‘in kind’) and not a race so as not to jeopardize the point to point races.
Melton Hunt Club
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