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2018 – 2019 Owner Trainer of the Month and Season Awards

30 years of passion and 150 winners earned Pete Bull our final Owner-Trainer of the Month Award for 2018 - 2019 (photo courtesy and copyright Ginni Beard)

30 years of passion and 150 winners earned Pete Bull our final Owner-Trainer of the Month Award for 2018 – 2019 (photo courtesy and copyright Ginni Beard)

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.

As our 2017 – 2018 winners illustrate, in choosing our winners we are recognising  personal achievements – not just the number of races won.  All of our winners had engaging stories to tell – showcasing the diversity of our sport.

This season there will be 5 monthly award winners – one of whom will be chosen as “Owner-Trainer of the Season” and invited to join us at the 2019 PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch to receive their award.

These are awards are a great opportunity for PPORA Members to get involved, sending us your nominations helps ensure we get a great mix of contenders – and winners – from across the areas.  Click here to find out how to nominate

There’s still a chance to read about them by clicking the links below – and   and we’ll update the page with stories of our 2018 – 2019  winners as the season unfolds.

 

2017 – 2018 Owner-Trainer of the Month Award Winners

November – December Emlyn Parry, (SWM), a retired Technology Teacher, Emlyn has been  a hands-on owner trainer for 35 years.  Click here to read more about Emelyn, his  conversion from Welsh Cobs to Thoroughbreds  – “like getting out of a Mini and into a Porsche” -and Ballycash his horse for 2017 – 2018

January Jenny Davenport (D&C), a vet who fulfilled a childhood ambition by riding in Point to Points.  Read more about Jenny and her winning partnership with “Magic” Mic’s Delight by clicking here 

February Our February Award went North of the Border to Will Ramsay click here to read more about Will including his thoughts on lining up at Cheltenham.  Over the summer Will purchased Mr Mercurial and we’ll be following their progress with interest!

March A David v Goliath success with a gift horse at Sandon also secured the March Award for North West based Trish Rigby you can read more about Trish and her remarkable win with Garde Ville here  It turned out to be just the start with horse and rider Steve Davies scoring in 3 more Point to Points before rounding off the season with hunter chase success at Warwick and Stratford securing Steve our final Hunter Chase Highlight of the Season Award. It really is the stuff dreams are made of –  catch up on all that happened here

April Family success for Maggie Howie (South East)  earned her the April Award – a true grassroots owner-trainer Maggie combines her Pointing with running a family farm and in the summer racing is replaced by showing cattle at agricultural shows.  We spoke to Maggie to fin our more, you can read more by clicking here

May – June It was back to the South East this month. With more than 30 seasons in the saddle South East based Pete Bull’s passion for Pointing is undimmed.  He rode his 150th winner at Aldington on his homebred mare Margot Fontane, click here to read more

 

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