This week we’re chatting to Rosie Howarth! Rosie was a novice rider at the start of this season but is now becoming one of pointing’s up & coming riders with 13 wins to her name, over 40 rides so far this season & leading the Novice Ladies’ Championship! Rosie has 2 horses at home which she owns, rides & trains as well as picking up outside rides for top trainers! All whilst milking cows!
🏇🏼How are you involved in pointing?
This season I am helping the Coward family & I also train & ride my own pointers too
🏇🏼What is your favourite aspect of pointing?
🏇🏼How did you get into pointing?
I rode a pointer out for a local friend who then asked me to ride it in a race
🏇🏼What is your day job?
Riding horses & milking cows, I also have some sheep!
🏇🏼How would you describe pointing to someone that hasn’t been before?
Horses racing around a field jumping a few jumps with lots of friends & family having a great day out in the countryside
🏇🏼What’s your pointing highlight?
I trained and rode a double at Hexham last season which was fantastic!
🏇🏼If you could change one thing in pointing, what would it be?
More novice rider races in Yorkshire just this season because it’s my last year as a novice!
🏇🏼Where’s your favourite point-to-point & why?
Hutton Rugby; I’ve had good luck at the track riding a winner just before covid hit & then again just after we got back racing. And it’s always sunny!
🏇🏼Pointing career aim?
To be as good as Jacqueline Coward!
🏇🏼Earliest pointing memory?
Watching when I was young at Charm Park, my local track, always wanting to have a go
🏇🏼What do you think lies for the future of pointing?
I think we need to seriously think about how we encourage young people to get involved with pointing & hunting.
🏇🏼What’s your favourite aspect of riding/training/owning pointers?
I love the buzz of riding winners. It’s a great feeling when you’ve trained a winner especially when the horse has issues or is quirky.
🏇🏼Any hobbies outside of horses?
No hobbies other than horses, I don’t have time!
Great to catch up Rosie & best of luck for the Novices’ title! #PPORA