PPORA Young Horse Awards
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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 trophy 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.
2016 – 2017 Young Horse Awards Area Winners
Devon & Cornwall Chosen Lucky (IRE), Mr D Summersby, 62 Points
Midlands Wither Or Not, Mr J T B Hunt, 50 Points
Welsh Borders Cheltenham Mati, Mr T D B Underwood, 50 Points
Yorkshire Path To Freedom (IRE), Mrs J Nellis, 42 Points
Wessex Tom Barton, The Four Dames Partnership, 40 Points
North Western Garde Ville (FR), Mrs PA Rigby, 39 Points
Patricia Rigby owner of North West Area YHA winner Garde Ville receives her trophy from Tinker Garton. copyright John Beasley
South Midlands Golden Tobouggan, The Gorbit Racing Partnership, 38 Points
South East West Lake (FR), The Huntin, Shootin, Fishin Partnership, 34 Points
South Wales & Pink Eyed Pedro, Mr D Brace, 32 Points
West Wales Tinkers Hill Tommy (IRE), Mr W D Lewis, 32 Points
Guest speaker Derek O’Connor awards the YHA West Wales Area Trophy to Dewi Lewis owner of Tinkers Hill Tommy. copyright John Beasley
East Anglia Mahlers Spirit, The Two Farmers & A Butcher & Two Mates Partnership, 30 Points
Northern Kitty Fisher, Mr M H Walton, 28 Points
West Midlands Namako (FR), Mrs C J Bibbey, 26 Points
Sandhurst Kabanga Bay, Mrs K H York, 12 Points
(joint winners) Woodfleet (RE), Miss A M Reed, 12 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.
2017 – 2018 National Young Horse Awards Leaderboard
The leading horses in the National Young Horse Awards as of the 25th May are shown below, this information was kindly provided by the Point to Point Racing Company