The Pegasus Club will hold its annual point-to-point race this year at Siddington, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire on 23 March 2024. The first race is at 1.30 pm and the Pegasus Club race is at 3.15 pm.

Founded on 3 April 1895, the object of the club was to arrange for annual point-to-point races to be ridden by members of the Inns of Court. The first president of the club was Lord Russell of Killowen, Lord Chief Justice of England, and a convention soon developed that the presidency would alternate between a member of the Judiciary and a member of the Bar. The current president is HHJ Rupert Mayo.

To run in the race, the horse must be owned by a club member or leased for the day by a club member – leasing is an arrangement whereby a horse can run but in the name of a member of the Bar. There is no restriction on the rider provided otherwise qualified to ride in point to points.

Held at Siddington since 2009, the race is a very enjoyable event for jockeys, owners and spectators alike. The course is three miles south of Cirencester (historic Roman town and capital of the Cotswolds) and lies between the A419 and M4 (GL7 6HN) with Kemble train station four miles away. We will have a meeting place marked by club banners in proximity of the paddock, where we lay on picnic fare and drink.

All members of the Bar are welcome, whether currently club members or not. Viewing at the course is excellent.

To join, or for any other information, please contact the point-to-point secretary, Chris Smyth, on tel: 07770 770544 or email: Club membership is £25 per annum.