Nimrod Veterinary Products Limited join the PPORA on The Road To Stratford as sponsors of the North Region and South & East Region Young Horse Awards
We’re pleased to announce Nimrod Veterinary Products Limited as a new PPORA Sponsorship Partner. Founder and Managing Director, David Renney, is a passionate supporter of Grassroots Point to Pointing, and, as a former dual award winner, also has a strong association with the PPORA’s Grassroots Awards.
David told us “We’re very happy to support these awards which attract attention within the sport and beyond. Horse vets are an important customer for us, and many are involved in Point to Pointing through providing cover at meetings, as well as being owners and riders. Our previous involvement in Point to Point sponsorship has been a great conversation starter at a variety of events and so we are very pleased to extend it in this way.”
Announcing the Nimrod Veterinary Products Limited’s support for these awards PPORA Chairman Robert Killen said “I am pleased to be welcoming a new sponsor for this season’s PPORA Road To Stratford Awards – especially so because Davis is not only an avid supporter of Pointing, but also a true grassroots participant and a former winner of the 2013 PPORA Dick Woodhouse Award and the 2013 South Midlands Area Young Horse Award.
In the next of our “In their own words…” features we asked David, a current owner and former owner-rider to share some memories of his involvement with Pointing, and for some reflections on how – if at all our sport should change. It’s an interesting read, with some insightful answers – you can read it by clicking here “In their own words …” with David Renney
Regional Young Horse Awards – what’s new for 2019
This season’s Young Horse Awards have a Regional focus. A Regional Young Horse Award will be made to the leading horse from each of the regions shown below:
North: comprised of the Northern, North Western and Yorkshire Areas
South and East: comprised of the East Anglia, South East and Sandhurst Areas
Midlands:comprised of the Midlands, South Midlands and West Midlands Areas
Wales and Welsh Borders:comprised of the Welsh Borders, South Wales and Monmouthshire, and West Wales Areas
West:comprised of the Devon & Cornwall and Wessex Areas
As in previous years all 4,5,6 and 7 year old horses will score points in all races up to and including Sunday 19th of May. The owner of the highest point scorer from each Region will be invited to join us and their sponsors at the 2019 Road To Stratford PPORA Grass Roots Award Lunch at Stratford on May 31st where each Regional Winner will be presented with an award and the highest overall point scorer will receive a cheque for £1000 from the National Young Horse Champion Sponsor the Point-To-Point Racing Company.
The leading players in this contest are often “one for the notebook” going on to further success Between The Flags or under Rules – we’ve being following last season’s with interest. Devon and Cornwall winner The Two Amigos – leads the field having already made a successful transition to racing under Rules, as shown in the extract from our notebook: