On Sunday I went to my first jumps meeting at Huntingdon. As soon as I arrived I realised it was a totally different atmosphere to all the flat racing courses that I had been to over the summer. First of all the dress code was much more relaxed, with most people wearing tweed coats and boots, it was clear that warmth and comfort was a lot more important to people than looking good!
The races, being longer, meant each race wasn't over in the matter of seconds. Despite the races being longer the air was still full of excitement as the horses charged over the fences, everyone holding their breathe each time the horse was in mid flight.
I found the day went on a lot longer due to there being more time in between each race, I actually preferred this as it gave you time to watch the horses in the pre parade ring, then put your bet on before running to get a spot as close to the winning post as possible.
The course itself was designed so that you could see the jockeys as they dismounted and walked over to the weighing room. This gave me a chance to take a cheeky selfie with one of my favourite jump jockeys, Sam Twiston-Davies.
I had a truly awesome day and enjoyed every second of it! Below are a few more photos I took during the day...
Have you ever been to the races?