First pony races off on Sunday

12:25 31 January 2012

leading up

leading up

Archant

The first Devon and Cornwall area pony races of the season take place at the Mid Devon point to point at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday, February 5.

There are lots of new faces and new ponies to follow for the season as well as the best of last year’s performers and it’s the first time the riders will be competing for a pair of bespoke racing boots from Classic Boots, which will be awarded to the rider judged to have ridden the best race on the day..

The 138 race is off at 11am with the 148s following at 11.20am. There are six in the 138s and a full up 10 plus two reserves in the 148s. It is a great chance to see young jockeys in action before they graduate to ptp or racing under rules once they turn 16.

In the first race Tyler Heard has his first ride on former D and C area champion pony Bronze Lawrance on loan from the Welch family this season. Tina Smith will be battling to retain her D and C area 138 title from 2011 on Bejowan’s Bouquet. Both ponies notched up unbeaten runs in their winning season. Tyler got to grips with the sport on schoolmaster Master Mink but will find the scenery different on Bronze Lawrance, a capable front runner.

In the 148s successful show rider Millie Wonnacott changes disciplines to try pony racing on Mick The Miller, formerly a good pony with the Gould family who have produced many winning pony racers. Barnaby Treneer has a new pony, Plym Steps and its also first time out for Bubba Liscious, owned by the Heard family but ridden this time by Christopher Gregory, and Thomasina Eyston has her first 148 ride on Annie IV. Experienced rider Heidi Lewis has her first outing on Miss Mopsy. The most experienced combinations in the field would be Hannah Welch on Vadlawalkover, a good staying pony, Pippa Glanville on Petite Pois and Chester Williams on She’s So Cool.

The first ponies will be in the paddock at 10.45am - don’t miss it.

Other Sport Stories

10:44
Colyton Grammar School student Frank Rosenwald (wearing the number 10 shirt, back row, second left) with the current England Schoolboys under-18 squad

Frank Rosenwald, a Year 12 student at Colyton Grammar School, has been chosen for the England Schoolboys’ under-18 team after attending a series of regional and national trials, writes Ben Leahy.

Read more
10:44
Colyton Grammar School studen Elliot Moran on the podium after winning the Devon Schools Junior Boys Cross County Championships race.

Colyton Grammar School student, Elliot Moran produced a superb run to finish first in the Junior Boys category at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships held at Stover, Newton Abbot, writes Zoe Kuyken.

Read more
10:44
Izzy Steele (number four) who is set to run in the South West Schools Cross County Championship

Colyton Grammar School student Izzy Steele is preparing for the race of her young life, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
08:30
Sidmouth third XV rugby team before their meeting with Crediton

Sidmouth third XV team are looking to arrange another fixture with a local club’s third team before the end of the season.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition

Honiton's trusted business finder