The Dianas of The Chase side saddle steeplchase will run on Sunday 23rd March. It is the only side saddle race in the world, and will complete an exciting Leicestershire weekend, following on from the Fernie Hunt’s annual Harborough Ride on Saturday 22nd March.

Above: Down to the start, 2013

The Dianas of The Chase Cup will start at Midday on Sunday and will be covered by The Field, The Daily Telegraph, Tatler and a BBC2 documentary crew.

 Below: The Dianas of the Chase Cup

The course will run over 2 miles of turf, hedges and timber at Ingarsby Old Hall, Leicestershire (LE7 9JL) by kind permission of Brian Henton, Esq. The ex-Formula 1 racing driver will start the race with a chequered flag.

The course sits within the Quorn Hunt’s renowned Friday country and approximately 15 runners from all over Europe will attempt the side saddle course over this best Leicestershire turf, on a variety of mounts.

The Dianas of The Chase Cup is open to everyone, and is a cracking way to spend Sunday, so do bring friends and family to watch the second running of this unique spectacle.

Above: Side saddle competitors before the 2013 race

Prizes have been kindly donated by heritage brands Lock and Co, Patey Hats, Horace Batten boots and The Hunting Stock Market.

The drinks party that follows is kindly sponsored by Smith and Williamson and AGL Communications.

Cars are £10 entry and this goes to The Quorn Hunt.

Definitely one for the diary.

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