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Pete Bull owner-breeder-rider-trainer of Margot Fontane is Dodson & Horrell PPORA Owner-Trainer of the Month

Pete Bull owner-breeder-rider-trainer of Margot Fontane is Dodson & Horrell PPORA Owner-Trainer of the Month

Our May-June Dodson & Horrell PPORA Owner-Trainer of the Month – Pete Bull from the South East – personifies grassroots Point-to-Pointing.  A former art college student, his profession is illustration and design but he’s been a passionate Point to Point  participant for more than 30 years as owner, breeder, trainer and rider.  His first winner Royal […]

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A jockey who  “doesn’t make many mistakes and exploits other people’s to win races” is how a fellow rider describes our May-June Howden Jockey of the Month – read on to find out more!

A jockey who “doesn’t make many mistakes and exploits other people’s to win races” is how a fellow rider describes our May-June Howden Jockey of the Month – read on to find out more!

  A jockey who “doesn’t make many mistakes and exploits other peoples’ to win races”is how Tommie O’Brien described our May-June Howden Jockey of the Month Award Winner – Phil York who rode his 350th career winner at Northaw in May.  We spoke to Phil York to find out his slow burn start, what keeps him […]

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Dreams are made of this  – Steve Davies & Garde Ville – June’s Equestrian Art International Hunterchase Highlight Winner

Dreams are made of this – Steve Davies & Garde Ville – June’s Equestrian Art International Hunterchase Highlight Winner

  Images courtesy and copyright Marilyn Sweet – Sweet Photography and Tom Milburn  The 2017 – 2018 has been a dream season for our June Hunter Chase Highlight winner Steve Davies.  A 45 year-old self-employed builder Steve started the campaign a veteran-novice rider with 4  Point to Point wins on the board. Thanks to a […]

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Hunter Chase glory at Cheltenham & Fontwell for West Midlands novice Emma Yardley – Equestrian Art International’s Hunter Chase Highlight Winner

Hunter Chase glory at Cheltenham & Fontwell for West Midlands novice Emma Yardley – Equestrian Art International’s Hunter Chase Highlight Winner

  Emma Yardley – photo courtesy & copyright Pete Mansell A duo of victories at May’s Cheltenham and Fontwell Hunter Chase Evenings secured May’s Hunter Chase Highlight Award for West Midlands based rider Emma Yardley. Starting the season as a novice rider with 4 previous wins to her credit, Emma has added 5 wins this campaign […]

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Winners from the 2018 PPORA Grassroots Awards  aka the “Birdies”!

Winners from the 2018 PPORA Grassroots Awards aka the “Birdies”!

Cartoons copyright Darren Bird – “Birdie” Photos courtesy & copyright John Beasley. You’ve heard of the Oscars, the BAFTAs and racing’s Lesters and at this year’s PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch we brought you the “Birdies” with 8 of our major award winners receiving specially commissioned cartoons from racing’s favourite cartoonist/caricaturist Darren Bird aka “Birdie” Our […]

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Tales of valuable vintage coats, and prized pieces of “special” string lead us to the identity of the 2018 Jim Mahon Award Winner

Tales of valuable vintage coats, and prized pieces of “special” string lead us to the identity of the 2018 Jim Mahon Award Winner

Carolyn Tanner was tasked with revealing the identity of this year’s Jim Mahon award winners, and laid us a breadcrumb of clues including tales of vintage coats, popped hunt buttons and “special string, along with charitable endeavours that gradually led us to identify the inimitable Mick Easterby patriarch of our 2018 PPORA Jim Mahon Award […]

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