Pony racing finals at Umberleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:54 15 June 2010

The Devon and Cornwall pony racing finals will be held at the Torrington Farmers point to point at Umberleigh on June 14.

The Devon and Cornwall pony racing finals will be held at the Torrington Farmers point to point at Umberleigh on June 14. The races, which will be held after the point to point, are open to all riders who have been competing in pony races this season, but those eligible for the Devon and Cornwall points series will get preference should the races be over subscribed. Area coordinator Lee Glanville said: "There has been great support for the area series this season and it would be brilliant to see all those riders who have been entertaining spectators throughout the year turn out so that we have a Devon and Cornwall champion in both the 138s and 148s. To that end we haven't restricted the qualification for the final."The prizegiving attracts a big crowd at Umberleigh as the area's champion point to point riders are acknowledged. There are lots of prizes on offer for the pony races and, also being presented will be the Synderborough Farm Ltd Points Trophy - there are also prizes for the runner up and third placed riders in the series - and the Alan Walter Horse Transport Trophy, awarded to the rider who has got the most out of the series this season (judged by the meeting secretaries).There are also Charles Owen vouchers for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed riders in each race." Entries close on Saturday, June 7 and should be sent, along with £15 and an SAE, to Mrs J Congdon, West Barton, Horwood, Bideford, Devon EX39 4PB (01271) 858244..


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