The Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association [PPORA] has appointed a new Chairman, Charlie Poste joins the committee ready for the 2023-24 Season and will sit on the Point-to-Point Authority [PPA] Board. Best known for the point-to-point yard he runs alongside his wife Francesca in Warwickshire. They have established a successful business breaking and producing young horses, whilst remaining passionate about helping owner/riders achieve their own point-to-point dreams. Charlie is well connected in the world of horseracing, both point to pointing and under rules which will serve him well in supporting the development of British Pointing. As a BHA qualified jockey coach, he is a huge supporter of owner/ rider/ trainers who would like to enter the sport at grassroots level. Charlie said, “I’m looking forward to working with our Area Representatives, communicating regularly with our members and serving their needs. I also hope to work closely with the PPA to support the promotion of British Pointing. “I’m passionate about our sport and believe there should be opportunities for everyone and most importantly for them to be competitive. It’s not just about creating a strong program for young horses to progress under rules, it’s about structuring the races in a way that provides opportunities for anyone wanting to get involved and providing access to the right help. “We want to see more people and horses Point to Pointing at all levels, work has already begun with the PPSA & PPA to support suitable initiatives to achieve this.” Charlie will be supported by the current Chairman Mark Buchan in a joint role to ensure a smooth transition period. Mark Buchan said, “I’m delighted to have Charlie succeeding me as Chairman of the PPORA and will step aside as soon as he feels it is right. As a member representative organisation it is our job to communicate with our membership and assist other Point to Point bodies in the promotion and development of the sport. For this to be effective it is vital we have keen, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, young people on the committee who are able to engage and communicate with existing and potential participants.” Peter Wright, Chief Executive Officer of the Point to Point Authority said; “I am delighted to hear that Charlie has accepted the position of Chair of PPORA. His undoubted enthusiasm as well as his background as a jockey and now very successful trainer will be a huge bonus to the PPA Board, which is increasingly becoming filled by individuals engaged with the sport on a day-to-day basis. “I would also like to give my thanks to Mark Buchan for all the work he has put in behind the scenes, particularly from my point of view on the PPA Board.” For any further comments or queries please contact the committee via email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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