Report: Mid Devon pony racing – 28th Feb 2016


Finn Muirhead, 12, has his name on the Mid Devon Point to point 138 pony racing trophy for the first time, after a great performance at Black Forest Lodge. Finn, on Dillan’s Girl, and Fergus Gillard, on Veno Star, were in the mix from the start, and by the far corner were fighting it out in front. The Mid Devon race is one of the longest of the season, with the 138s riding almost one full circuit of the course. Finn stopped the clock at 2.30 minutes, Fergus was second and Tyler Heard was third on The Jobs Not Straight.

The 148s line up at the point to point start and complete a circuit and a quarter, meaning that riders really have to judge their pace to get home, especially on soft ground..

Connor Brace is one of the most experienced riders on the circuit and judged his race on Don’t Tell Dai to perfection, winning by 15 lengths in 3.27 minutes.

Fergus Gillard was second again, this time on Hawksfield Flyer, and Tamby Welch was third on Buddy’s Girl.

The next pony racing is at Buckfastleigh, on Sunday, March 13 – for more information go to


138cms & under OPEN Race

1. Dillan’s Girl – Finn Muirhead
2. Veno Star – Fergus Gillard
3. The Jobs Not Straight – Tyler Heard
4. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament
5. Menedh Jumping Jack Flash – Otis Morgan
6. Lucy In The Sky – Harry Brown
7. Hideaway Evening Star – Taylor Fisher
8. Wide Valley Superman – Walter Fisher-Barnett
8 ran

NR: Becca Walk O’The Wildside – Molly Landau

148cms & under OPEN Race

1. Don’t tell Dai – Connor Brace
2. Hawkesfield Flyer – Fergus Gillard
3. Buddy’s Girl – Tamby Welch
4. Peaches & Cream – Alicia Kemppainen
Disqualified: Mario – Taylor Fisher
5 ran

NR: Shotgun Minnie – Tyler Heard
NR: Calypso – Ben Godfrey


Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at


The following photographers were at the meeting: Megan Cobley

Upcoming Event

  • Sunday 13th March 2016, Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh

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