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.
2017 – 2018 Winner
East Anglian rider, Tim Gredley, reclaimed the Dick Woodhouse Memorial Trophy, an award he also won last season. A former international show jumper Tim was tempted back into competitive riding by point to pointing, and this season campaigned four horses Bivouac, Just Cause, Midnight Cowboy and Right Of Reply, all trained by EastAnglian trainer James Owen. The first three of the quartet each provided a win between the flags, securing the award, whilst the latter three gave Tim his first experience of riding over regulation fences in hunter chases at Ascot, Towcester and Fontwell.
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.