The Dick Woodhouse Memorial Trophy
This award commemorates Dick Woodhouse, who along with his wife Sue, were archetypal grassroots point to point people.
Both Dick and Sue Woodhouse were born and lived their whole lives in Dorset. Dick went into farming, Sue was a farmer’s daughter and was already renowned as a talented leading lady point to point rider when she married Dick.
Together they made a formidable team with lives centred on hunting and racing horses, being owners, riders, trainers, lorry drivers, grooms and breeders. They also stewarded at many point to points and also at Wincanton and Taunton races under rules. In their married life they settled to a division of labour that saw Dick doing most of the riding, winning more than 50 races, and Sue all the training.
2016 – 2017 Winner
A newcomer to point to pointing, Tim Gredley from East Anglia, was this year’s recipient of the award.
Having retired from his career as an international show jumper Tim was tempted back into competitive riding by point to pointing, campaigning his own two horses Silvergrove and Bincombe, and also getting the leg-up on trainer James Owen’s Autumn Haze.
His efforts in the saddle secured Tim the Dick Woodhouse Memorial Trophy along with the Stratford PPORA Champion Owner Award. Click here to read more about Tim’s successful transition to Point to Pointing.
Scoring for 2017 – 2018
The award will made to the owner achieving the highest number of owner-ridden wins in point to point races from the start of the 2017 – 2018 season up to, and including, Sunday June 3rd 2018. In the event of a tie 2nd, and then if necessary 3rd placings, will be taken into account to determine the winner.