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Exhilarating and Entertaining Events for July


As we enter the month of July it is of course unfortunate that the government’s re-opening roadmap did not go to plan. However, that hasn’t stopped some events continuing and once presented together, we hope you will agree that July looks pretty exciting!

Moët & Chandon July Festival – 8th to 10th July

Summer isn’t summer without the July Festival although sadly, whilst still going ahead,  it is at reduced numbers. For those fortunate to have their tickets then you can be assured of being  part of a fabulous experience at Newmarket Racecourse as the eyes of the world descend on the picturesque July Course. Enjoy three days of world-class horse racing and fabulous fashion. For those who are  unable to attend then of course you can still dress up, crack open the bubbly and celebrate at home with the TV on (as I do believe we have done before!).

Anyone for Polo? Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July

Polo anyone?

If you haven’t got tickets for the July Festival then why not discover a different kind of equine  sport with the world of polo, if you haven’t already. Nestled in an idyllic rural setting of 220 acres of polo estate,  between Cambridge and Newmarket is Cambridge County Polo Club. During the summer months it hosts a series of prestigious Polo and Picnic Days. Polo is fast becoming one of the most popular equestrian spectator sports and weekend visitors can now get up close and personal to this glamorous sport during the summer tournament season. Park alongside the pristine polo pitches and enjoy a picnic whilst watching the exhilarating action. More opportunities to pop a cork!

Food and Drink Taster Tour – Saturday 17th July

Calling all foodies! Join Discover Newmarket’s new themed guided walk and explore some of  the wonderful  history and tastes of the town. Learn about the famous Newmarket sausage, how the town got its own gin and all about the historic Newmarket cake – including of course, tastings! Find out more here.

Call in on Planet Earth – throughout July

Other big news is that Planet Earth has landed at nearby Ely Cathedral! Yes Luke Jerram’s spectacular installation ‘Gaia’, a 7 meter replica of planet Earth, will be on display in the magnificent Cathededral during July. Suspended from high above, this globally acclaimed work of art will inspire awe and wonder. This spectacular exhibit can be experienced during Cathedral opening hours. Book your visitor tickets online  and be prepared to be awe struck.

The Ancient Craft of Farriery – Saturday 24th July

Visit the National Horseracing Museum for their second event of the summer. Gavin Moody has 25 years’ experience as a farrier and has worked with some of racing’s most prestigious yards. Join him as he demonstrates the art of making horseshoes. International jockey Jimmy Quinn is kindly lending Gavin his horse so that he can show us how to fit those shoes onto all four feet of Star! If you’ve ever wondered about the skill that’s required to make and fit horseshoes, or you’re interested in pursuing a career as a farrier, come along and have a chat with Gavin about the ancient craft of farriery.

Why not make a day of it and pre-order a picnic from The Bakery to eat in the beautiful grounds, or book a table at The Tack Room for lunch? The demonstration will take place from 10am – 1pm and is included in the cost of the general museum admission price.