2018 – 2019 Owner Trainer of the Month and Season Awards
Goldbury (Natalie Parker) trained by Tracy Parker
January’s Owner-Trainer of the Month
Image courtesy & copyright Athwenna Irons
Our Owner-Trainer of the Month Awards champion the achievements of one of the most traditional elements of the grassroots pointing community owner-trainers who not only pay the bills but also put in dedication and the hours of hard graft needed to produce their horses in winning form on raceday.
In choosing our winners we are recognising personal achievements – not just the number of races won.
This season we chose 5 monthly award winners and an overall “Owner-Trainer of the Season”
2018 – 2019 Owner-Trainer of the Month Award Winners
November – December Devon based owner-trainer-rider Jack Veysey and his achievements with The Dapper Fox took Social Media by storm – he’s grassroots through and through, loves Pointing and is our most popular “of the Month” award winner ever! Read the story of how he “got lucky at Ascot” by clicking here
January “Days like that at Wadebridge, that’s what makes it worth it!” find out what made the day so special for January Owner-trainer of the Month Tracy Parker (Wessex) by clicking here
February This month’s award went to owner-trainer-rider, farmer, whipper-in, Point to Point Chairman and joint Clerk of the Course for the Hurworth Phil Greaves read more by clicking here
March A chance meeting at a carboot sale with Northern Area pointing stalwart Willie Young was the trigger for our March winner’s involvement in Pointing. Find out more about Norman Sanderson, owner of Gran Paradiso by clicking here
April – May North West based trainer Heidi Brookshaw won this month’s award for her remarkable achievement of training Sam Cavallaro to land the Cheltenham Hunter Chase Evening 2 miler for the third time, having warmed up with a win 2 weeks earlier at Chaddesley Corbett
2018 – 2019 Owner-Trainer of the Season Winner: Jack Veysey
Win lose or draw Jack loves every aspect of Pointing. Participation for Jack is all about haunch fun. with pleasure gained from his day to day involvement with his horses as well as from the thrill of race riding. Winning he told us is a bonus. The popularity of his “of the Month Award” on social media was remarkable – spreading way beyond the Point to Point community to the wider equestrian world making him a fantastic ambassador for the sport.