Season ends with action packed awards night

PUBLISHED: 11:58 23 July 2012

Pony race leavers Heidi Lewis, Jake Bament and Pippa Glanville with points championship winner Tina Smith.

Pony race leavers Heidi Lewis, Jake Bament and Pippa Glanville with points championship winner Tina Smith.

Archant

Devon and Cornwall pony race riders, parents and organisers enjoyed an end of season presentation evening at Exeter racecourse. The evening featured a video review of the season courtesy of Jeff Guyett, a filmshow of riders and their ponies in non-racing activities and a quiz with a £50 Harley Equestrian voucher prize organised and sponsored by Colin and Karyn Heard. It was set up as the sport lost its annual finals when Torrington Farmers’ point to point was cancelled and the area awards are normally presented after racing there.

The overall points winner was 138 rider Tina Smith on Bejowans Bouquet who retained the Synderborough Farm Rising Stars Trophy for the second year. Second in the 138s was Michael Treneer on Talponciau Perfect Print and third Tyler Heard on Bejowans Bouquet. Second overall and winner of the 148 category, and the Allerton Organics Shield, was Jake Bament on Dandy Heights. Second was Heidi Lewis with Miss Mopsy and third Thomasina Eyston on Annie IV. The six riders received special championship hoodies sponsored by David Pipe Racing.

The winner of the Alan Walter Horse Transport trophy for the most improved rider was Tamby Welch on Rosslayne Enchante, who has just completed his first season pony racing.

Other awards were given to Michael Treneer and Jake Bament for their ponies consistent performance during the season.

A presentation was also made to the four riders - Pippa Glanville, Jake Bament, Heidi Lewis and Ella Pickard - who are leaving the sport, having reached their 16th birthdays this season. Mrs Angela Heath and Mr Julian Greatrex presented bespoke NH racing whips to the four who also had special commemorative rosettes in their racing colours, presented by Devon Rosettes. Mrs Heath said she was looking forward to seeing the riders competing in point to points next season.

Bament, Lewis and Glanville then made some presentations of their own to area organiser Lee Glanville and area secretary Claire Hitch as well as area steward Angela Heath, area starter Kelvin Heard and helpers Colin Heard, Lizzy Hynds and Jill Gratton.

The awards night was kindly organised and sponsored by George and Rebecca Welch, with help from Mark and Deborah Treneer and Colin and Karyn Heard and looks set to become an annual event.

Other Sport Stories

12:34

Axminster bowlers continued their fine form this season with success in league and friendly matches, writes David Harris.

Read more
12:28

Lyme Regis club captain Mark Lewis had a dream start to the May Stableford as he went par, eagle, birdie giving him 10 points on the first three holes!, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
12:19

It was not a good week for the Feniton men’s over 60s teams, writes Roger Smith.

Read more
12:18

Axe Cliff men’s section played for the Adams Cup, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
12:18

The Lyme Regis ladies had a well overdue 10 pointer against West Moors in Division One of the Dorset league whilst the men in the Championship lost all 10 points in their meeting with Greenhill, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
11:58

Axe Cliff senior section contested their Mat medal and the meeting was well supported and saw some fine play, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:17

On a glorious sunny day Uplyme Cricket Club hosted the annual Kwik Cricket tournament for Year five and six pupils from local primary schools on behalf of Dorset Schools Cricket Association.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:36

Seven Chard and District Swimmers qualified for the South West Regional Swimming Championships this season, writes Heather Pullinger.

Read more
Fri, 19:36

The 12th staging of the Umborne Ug, a 10k race, organised by Rick and Eleanor Wood, takes place on June 3 with a 6pm start from Umborne Hall (EX13 7QL).

Read more
Fri, 19:28

Seaton bowlers have again been busy with action in friendly and league matches, writes Alan Nicholas.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications