How Does Garthorpe Work?
The racecourse is managed by The Melton Hunt Club on behalf of landowner Buckminster Estates. MHC maintains the permanent infrastructure — track, fences and stewards' enclosure — while the committees who run each race-day are responsible for any temporary features such as signage and roped-off areas
There are currently five race-days each year. The three hunts whose countries abut in Melton — the Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn — are each invited to organise one race-day. An adjacent hunt, currently the Meynell and South Staffordshire, is also invited to do so. The MHC itself also organises its own race-day.
The organisation of each day is largely the responsibility of the individual point-to-point committees. Each committee will set its own entry prices, delineate car parking areas, assign positions for trade stands and so on.
Who's Who at Garthorpe?
The indomitable team who keep Garthorpe in running order throughout the season.
The vets who give their time to us free of charge so that the best possible care is available at all times.
Oakham Vet Hospital
Home Farm Equine
Our brilliant team of Doctors
Mr Richard Power, Dr Chris Rollason, Dr Simon Wooding, Dr Simon Tordoff, Mr Steff Hutchings, Dr Nick Foster, Dr David Shearn, Mr Doug Hartley, Mr Tim Terry.