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Devon & Cornwall area pony racing awards winners

Devon & Cornwall area Awards Winners


Devon and Cornwall area awards winners, from left: Chad Bament, winner of the Alan Walter Horse Transport Trophy and the Bratton Down trophy , Tamby Welch, winner of the Allerton Organics points trophy (138) and Thomasina Eyston, winner of the Synderborough Farm Rising Stars points championship (overall and 148).

Charles Owen Series Pony Racing at Newton Abbot from the 20th July

Tyler Heard winner of the 138cm

138cm pony race finish at Newton Abbot Racecourse, won by Tyler Heard

148cm pony race finish at Newton Abbot Racecourse, won by James Bowen

The full results for both races are available on the Pony Racing Authority website

Charles Owen racecourse series pony racing at Newton Abbot on Sunday

If anyone wants to see what the Charles Owen racecourse series is all about, trot along to Newton Abbot on Sunday where two good races are scheduled.

There are some cracking ponies entered and it’s a good chance to shout home our local riders.

New area organiser for Devon and Cornwall area pony racing

The Devon and Cornwall Area pony racing has a new area organiser.

Kelvin Heard, who has been the area starter for several years and the ‘on the day’ organiser this season, is taking over the area post from Lee Glanville.

Kelvin’s contact details are : Mulberry Cottage, Jacobstow, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0BP, email; kelvin.heard@dawnmeats.com, tel: 07595 651700.

There will be 12 fixtures in 2015, starting with the Mid Devon in January.

Considering a holiday in France?

Peter Stevens has some advice for you if you are considering a busmans holiday in the country with the ‘best jump racing in the world’, here are some hints:

Racing Calendar: http://www9.france-galop.com/fgweb/fgdefault.aspx (click on “races” – and if you go to the home page you will see a little flag with a link to pages in English).

Racing is dominated by meetings on Sundays, so plan your trip when there are some midweek fixtures as well. For instance, as 15 August is a holiday, you could go flat racing at Clairefontaine on the 14th, jump, flat and trotting at Granville on the 15th and trotting and jumping at Le Pertre (highly recommended – www.lepertre.com) on the 17th. Rochefort-sur-Loire on the 18th, buy some wine there and on y va…

There is always good jumping in north west France every Sunday, but here are some highlights:

27 July – Molieres. Just like a point-to-point but several natural jumps in field boundaries and less white rails.

10 August – Josselin. One day a year in a lovely chateau town.

17 August – Le Pertre (as above). The biggest of the three days with a stage in the French Cross country championships and pony races.

24 August – Mauron. A one day meeting just like a village point-to-point but more laid back.

30/31 August – Beaupreau. Huge crowds near the chateau. If you love Cartmel…

7 September – Ploermel. Even more like Cartmel and one of my favourites. Also on 21 September.

13/14 September – Chateau-Gontier. Just like a private meeting of the 19th century with Madame la Presidente living in the chateau next door.

20/21/21 September. Craon. The big meeting. Balthazar King again?

12/13 October. The highlight of the year with racing in my village, Nuille Sur Vicoin.

12/19 October. Le Pin au Haras. Possibly my favourite. An historic racecourse with listed stands and the feel of racing as it was in the 19th century. www.haras-national-du-pin.com/en/des-animations-exceptionnelles/a-day-at-the-races.html.

A bientot.


by Clare Hazell

The Board of the Point-to-Point Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Independent Members.

Tim Curtis has a lifelong interest in Pointing and has been a rider, owner and breeder in his time. He spent nine years as Chairman of RaceTech and brings a strong understanding of the racing community having worked in collaboration with many bodies within the sport.

“I am delighted and honoured to be given this opportunity to put something back into an integral part of jump racing, a great sport in which my family and I have been actively involved for over 100 years” said Tim Curtis.

Jeremy Barber has owned Point-to-Point and National Hunt Racehorses for 25 years and has gained extensive experience as Assistant Trainer in the family racing business. He has been The Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association Representative for the Wessex area for the past 22 years. A Director of a wide range of rural enterprises, Jeremy offers the Board extensive business experience.

“I am determined to work with my colleagues to ensure that Pointing has a healthy future and am privileged to become a member of the PPA Board. I look forward to my new role within a sport I am so passionate about” said Jeremy Barber.

Simon Claisse, Chairman of the PPA, said:
“The interviews included a number of high calibre candidates. I am delighted that both Tim and Jeremy have accepted the positions and welcome their additions to the Board at a time of significant change. Both have practical experience and successful business acumen and The PPA will be able to utilise their expertise for the benefit of the sport in the future.”

Tim and Jeremy will start their terms of office on 1st January 2015 when both Tabitha Cave and Simon Claisse step down.
For further information please contact the Point-to-Point Authority: 01285 841920 / info@p2pa.co.uk