Points places go to the wire
There is a full up final for the 138 pony racing as the season ends at the Torrington Farmers point to point on Saturday.
There is a full up final for the 138 pony racing as the season ends at the Torrington Farmers' point to point on Saturday. For the first time the finals have been restricted to Devon and Cornwall qualified riders who live in the point to point area, such has been the popularity of the sport this season. It looks as if only a mishap can prevent Totnes-based Hannah Welch, 11, from collecting the Synderborough Farm Rising Stars points championship with the consistent Bronze Lawrance but there will be plenty of competition to ride a winner in front of the biggest crowd of the season from Lamerton's Heidi Lewis, 12, (Bejowans Bouquet), Buckfastleigh's Barnaby Treneer, 10, on Talponciau Perfect Print and Pippa Glanville, 12, from Holbeton (Ravara Super Ted), and the race for the championship runner up spots will go to the wire.The Dalton-Morgan brothers, Tom and John, and Jake Bament will be keen to win in front of their home crowd and first season riders Anna Wotton, Donald Comer Calder and Chester Williams will experience the massive occasion for the first time. Competition will also be hot in the 148s. Josie Gordon, who qualifies Whinney Widget with the host hunt, the Torrington Farmers, turned 16 this year so will move on to pointing next season and will be keen to end with a win on home turf. Modbury's Bronwyn Buttery (Ginger Biscuit) also moves up to pointing next year. Wembury's Henry Armstrong (Ivory Girl) could overtake Josie in the race for the new Allerton Organics Challenge Shield, presented for the highest points in the opposite category to the overall points winner. Add in Bryony Frost on Tarka, South Tetcott winner Chloe Grove on Flareon and Jess Twentyman on The Fairy Tinkerbell and an exciting race is in prospect. Don't' miss it!! First pony race is off at 5.20pm.