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

09:23

Dunkeswell Bowling Club were able to get some play on their Open Day before the weather struck.

Read more
09:05
Honiton captain Harry Wright with the losers shield after the Lacemen lost 22-0 to Barnstaple in the Devon Colts Cup final at Sandy Park. It was Honiton's  first appearance in the final since 1985 when, coincidentally, they also lost to Barnstaple.

Honiton went down 20-0 in the Devon Colts Cup final, but won plenty of admirers for the way they played in what was an entertaining game.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:52
The Axe Vale Hunt Point to Point races at Stafford Cross. Ref mhsp 4908-18-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The morning rain passed through by mid-day but it remained overcast with drizzle at Flete Park for the latest point-to-point, writes Granville Taylor

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

Offwell Rangers rounded off their season with a richly deserved draw against Fresha Division Seven champions Winchester.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

Seaton Tennis Club’s adult and junior performance coach, Derek Blackmore, already acknowledged as Devon LTA’s Coach of the Year, is one of the finalists for the prestigious 2015 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards at Sandy Park, writes Belinda Bawden.

Read more
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Upottery away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 6581-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Upottery wrapped up the Fresha League Division Two title with a 3-0 win at Sidmouth Town Reserves, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Honiton Town action from the 5-0 Mountbatten Park win over Lympstone.

Honiton Town, crowned Fresha League Division One champions in midweek, ended their league campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Exmouth Amateurs.

Read more
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Cricket bat and ball

Honiton Cricket Club go into the new season with new hope and optimism.

Read more
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Action from Somerset Rebels versus Sheffield Tigers

After their superb away win at Owlerton last week, Garry May told his ‘Case’s’ Somerset Rebels that he expected no complacency for the return fixture against the Sheffield Tigers, at the Oak Tree Arena (on Friday night), and that is exactly what he got, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Haste Cup winner Chris Roberts receives the trophy from Amanda Haste,

Sidmouth Croquet Club was the venue for the Haste Cup, a Croquet association Open Golf Croquet Tournament, writes David Butler.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°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