First pony races off on Sunday

12:25 31 January 2012

leading up

leading up


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

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

The Devon and Cornwall area got the new British point-to-point season under way at Black Forest Lodge on the final Sunday of November in blustery, but dry conditions, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more

There was a full programme of Honiton Netball League Division One action last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Honiton runners at the Bicton Blister

Honiton Running Club had a great turn out at last Sunday’s Bicton Blister organised by Exmouth Harriers, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Emma Hurst

Seaton Tennis Club’s Emma Hurst has been selected to represent Great Britain in the Master U BNP Paribas tournament, the world event of university tennis in Rennes, France next week, writes Belinda Bawden.

Read more
Colyton Grammar School Under-16 netball team

Colyton Grammar School’s netball teams have had a good start to their netball season by winning through to the County finals in all age groups.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:51
Trophy winners at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club awards

The annual presentation of trophies followed the AGM on Saturday evening at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:52
Feniton at home to Seaton. Ref mhsp 7383-49-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Feniton stay second in the Fresha League Premier Division after a single goal Acland Park success over Seaton Town.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00
snooker generic picture

Seaton snooker player Darran Lock was involved in the southern qualifying tournament for the English Six-Reds Snooker Championship.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Axe Cliff lady Player of the Year winner Margaret Kenchington (left) with the winner of the Axe Cliff Scratch Cup, Helen Kenworthy (right). Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Axe Cliff men’s section played their third round of the Winter League competition last week, writes Peter Motson.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Axminster Town third team versus Millwey Rise Reserves.

Millwey Rise Reserves shared four goals in their derby meeting with Axminster third team, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Find a job in Devon

Find planning applications