PPORA Young Horse Awards 2017 – 2018
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The PPORA Young Horse Awards are a designed to highlight the wealth of young equine talent that consistently emerges from British Point to Pointing.
All 4, 5 and 6 year old horses competing in British Point to Point races are automatically included in this competitive championship; area winners and the national champion are announced at the PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch at the start of June.
The 2016 – 2017 Champion National Young Horse was Chosen Lucky (IRE) owned and trained in Devon by Dean Summersby – you can read more about horse and trainer by clicking here
The owner of the National Champion receives a memento and £1000 kindly sponsored by the Point To Point Racing Company.
Area Winners are presented with a trophy as a momento of their success, and we are extremely grateful to the sponsors who support the area level awards.
This prestigious championship is hotly contested and regularly produces “horses for the notebook”- from amongst this year’s star performers Chosen Lucky finished runner up in the Connolly’s Red Mills National Champion Horse contest, and Cheltenham Mati secured the Subaru Restricted Championship. Previous familiar national champions include Canon Bridge, Findlays Find, Galros Lady, Lady Myfanwy, Rumbavu, Southwester and Sybarite.
Our 2017 – 2018 Champion National Young Horse was Pink Eyed Pedro (GB)
Bred, owned and trained in South Wales by David Brace Pink Eyed Pedro was ridden to victory on 5 occasions by the Season’s leading novice rider Connor Brace
2017 – 2018 Young Horse Awards Area Winners
South Wales & Monmouthshire: Pink Eyed Pedro (GB), David Brace, 56 Points
Devon & Cornwall: The Two Amigos (GB), The Bradley Partnership, 40 Points
East Anglia: Caryto des Brosses (FR), John Ridge, 38 Points
Wessex: Bistouri d’Honore (FR), The Maverick Partnership. 38 Points
South East: Indian Chance (IRE), Ian Gibson, 36 Points
Northern: Glittering Love (IRE), Paul and Clare Rooney AND Chanceiton (IRE), Peter Russell, 34 Points
North Western: Salvatore (GB), Diane Cope, Brian and Dorothy Cope, Lynne Hartley, Sue Sharratt, Chris Mellard, 30 Points
West Midlands: Mistercobar (FR), The Wayward Pilgrims, 28 Points
South Midlands: Blue Mountain Boy (IRE), Mick Wills, 26 Points
Yorkshire: Matts Commission (IRE), Rita Williams and Jackie Teal AND Snow Castle (IRE), Mrs Jane Kibble and Mrs Jane Younger, 24 Points
Midlands: Mr Maclennane (IRE), Nick Wright, 20 Points
West Wales: Buck Bravo (IRE) and Persistentprincess (IRE), Dai Rees, 18 Points
Sandhurst: Irish Legionnaire (IRE), Mark Burton, 18 Points
Welsh Borders: Emtidaad (IRE), John China, 16 Points
2017 -2018 PPORA Young Horse Awards
Points can be won in all grades of race throughout the season during 2017 – 2018 points will be awarded in all races, up to and including Sunday June 3rd 2018
Open Races All Other Point to Point Races
1st – 10 points 1st – 8 points
2nd – 6 points 2nd – 4 points
3rd – 3 points 3rd – 2 points
In the event of a tie, at either Area or National level, the winner is determined by the number of overall wins, and where this still results in a tie wins in Open Races will take precedence.
Horses are allocated to areas based on the Owner’s qualifying hunt.