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PPORA Chairman’s Award sponsored by Equestrian Art International

In 2017 the PPORA Chairman’s Award became the latest addition to the PPORA’s Grassroots Awards.   Introducing the award, at Stratford  in June, chairman Robert Killen explained he had created the award as an opportunity to recognise someone who has done something special or inspirational for Point to Pointing over the previous 12 months

The remit for choosing a winner of the award is intentionally broad, it is intended as an award open to the whole of the grassroots pointing community including not just owners and riders, but also officials, raceday helpers, administrators, keepers – anyone who contributes to the success of our sport.  These wide eligibility criteria are a reflection of the PPORA’s commitment to support, strengthen and represent the whole of Pointing’s Grassroots – you can read more about this here 

The 2018 PPORA Chairman’s Award is sponsored by Equestrian Art International – click here to read more about why owner John Thorley has chosen to support this award and the PPORA  

2017 -2018 Chairman’s Award Winner – Luke Harvey

2018 PPORA Chairman's Award Winner Luke Harvey receives a stunning original oil painting by Vineta Sayer from sponsor John Thorley (Equestrian Art International) and Robert Killen Photo courtesy & copyright John Beasley. Painting copyright Vineta Sayer

2018 PPORA Chairman’s Award Winner Luke Harvey receives a stunning original oil painting by Vineta Sayer from sponsor John Thorley (Equestrian Art International) and Robert Killen             Photo courtesy & copyright John Beasley. Painting copyright Vineta Sayer

At our 2018 Grassroots Awards Lunch PPORA Chairman Robert Killen announced Luke Harvey as the second winner of the PPORA Chairman’s Award

Explaining his reasons for choosing Luke, Robert said  “Luke is a thoroughly good bloke who supports the PPORA, can always be relied upon to help out and never misses a chance to promote Point to Pointing to a wider audience”

This year’s award was sponsored by Equestrian Art International who commissioned acclaimed equestrian artist Vineta Sayer to paint this year’s prize. with Luke, and his passion for jump racing, in mind.  

Read more about this year’s award here:

 2018 PPORA Chairman’s Award Winner – the one and only Luke Harvey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 -2017 Chairman’s Award Winner – Guy Disney

 

Guy Disney Image courtesy and copyright Pete Mansell

Guy Disney
Image courtesy and copyright Pete Mansell

Cotswolds based rider Guy Disney was named the inaugural winner of the PPORA Chairmans’s award.  Guy was chosen from a wide range of nominees, both because of his inspirational achievements, and also for his contribution as an ambassador promoting an engaging and positive view of our sport.

It was a popular choice, with lots of positive feedback for the award itself, and Robert Killen’s choice of the inaugural winner. Here’s a small selection of the comments from our Social Media pages

“Amazing !!! Guy Disney, so deserved u legend” – Claire Hardwick Guy Disney. photo courtesy and copyright Phil Britt Photography

“Brilliant choice!” – Steven Astaire

“Brilliant, delighted and so deserved” – Belinda Keighley
Guy Disney & Friends in winning form at Garnons 2027. photo courtesy and copyright Phil Britt

Guy Disney & Friends in winning form at Garnons 2027.  both photos  courtesy and copyright Phil Britt

“A fantastic award for a fantastic man”  –  Amy Taylor – we couldn’t agree more!

You can read more about Guy, and the new award by clicking here.

Nominations

All PPORA Members are invited to submit nominations for this award.

To submit a nomination please email  your nomination to secretary@ppora.co.uk

Your nomination should include:

The deadline for 2017 – 2018 nominations is  5pm on Friday May 4th 2018.

The final decision on the winner of the award will be made by the Chairman.

 

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