New Website for Chaddesley Corbett Racecourse

I’ve been managing the Chaddesley Corbett Racecourse website from the start of the 2015/16 season and have just completed its 2017/18 revamp.

The website’s main aim is to attract race-goers and provide them with vital race news and information. The initial version was designed to provide equitable promotion for each of the five annual fixtures – which are organised by five separate organising committees.

More than 50% of the website’s traffic is from people using mobile phone or tablet computer devices – the majority of those being Apple iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads.

The website was built using the freely available WordPress content management system, so when a refresh of the visuals was requested, we just had to repaint the house, as opposed to knocking the house down and rebuilding it. The refresh therefore only cost 40% of its allocated budget.

What’s new for 2017/18?

See for yourself at

News Release: Mountain Warehouse to sponsor the Anglo Irish Challenge

Leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Mountain Warehouse, will be the title sponsor of the international point-to-point meeting at Chaddesley Corbett on Monday 25th May 2015. The Mountain Warehouse Anglo Irish Challenge will see teams from Great Britain and Ireland competing head-to-head for the third year.

Having been hosted in Ireland for the past two years, this year’s competition moves to Worcestershire as part of the Albrighton and Woodland Hunt South’s annual Bank Holiday point-to-point meeting. In a historic first, Irish riders will compete in Britain using riders’ certificates gained in Ireland.

Mrs Diana Williams, Chairman of the Albrighton and Woodland Hunt South Point-to-Point Committee, said: “We’re delighted to have Mountain Warehouse on board as we welcome competitors and guests from Ireland to Chaddesley Corbett. It promises to be one of the highlights of the season.”

The founder and Chief Executive of Mountain Warehouse, Mr Mark Neale said: “With stores in Britain and Ireland selling the very best outdoor wear for all the family, this is a great opportunity for us to reach and support the communities we serve. We’re really looking forward to a great day’s racing.”

The event will also feature the final fixture of the AGA All Comers Championship and an AGA sponsored challenge race, thanks to support from the AGA Rangemaster Group. Tattersalls Ireland will return as a feature race sponsor, having supported the event in Ireland for the previous two seasons.

Other sponsors include David Dennis Racing, Bissell Wood Equestrian, Henry Oliver Racing, The Jockey Club, The Four Counties Point-to-Point Pitch Committee, Nicol & Co, Simon Wall and Paul Nicholls.

Mrs Diana Williams said: “The Committee is extremely grateful and proud to benefit from the support of such prestigious sponsors. They join our highly valued group of supporters and volunteers who help us to maintain the success of our events for competitors and racegoers.”

Further event details are available by visiting or by contacting Mrs Judith Healey on 07703 126 123.


Editor’s Notes:
About Mountain Warehouse: With 180 stores nationwide and strong online sales both in the UK and internationally, Mountain Warehouse has been offering quality outdoor clothing and equipment at the lowest prices since 1997.

About Chaddesley Corbett Racecourse: Located on the A448 between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, Chaddesley Corbett has been used as a point-to-point racecourse since 1925. It is the home of point-to-point racing in the West Midlands and one of the premier point-to-point courses in the UK.

For further information please contact:
Judith Healey – Joint Secretary
Albrighton & Woodland Hunt (South)
Tel: 01562 852642
Fax: 0872 331 6285
Mobile: 07703 126 123

Chaddesley Corbett Racecourse, Kidderminster Rd (A448), Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, DY10 4QT

  • Point-to-Point Racing Company – “Mountain Warehouse to sponsor the Anglo Irish Challenge”
  • Irish Point-to-Point – “Mountain Warehouse to sponsor the Anglo Irish Challenge”
  • Pointing West Midlands – “Mountain Warehouse sponsor the Anglo Irish Challenge”
  • Pointing Plus (Racing Plus Newspaper) – Page 19 – 7th March 2015
  • Go Pointing – Page 7 – 10th March 2015 – “Mountain Warehouse to sponsor the Anglo Irish Challenge”