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The Pony Club Pony Racing Points Series runs throughout the Racing Season and allows all members participating at Pony Club Race days to gain points based on placings and participation. The aim of the Points Series is to recognise members who are performing well in their race and encourage them to progress in Racing.

The Pony Club would like to give special thanks to RaceTech for their kind sponsorship during 2021 and positive encouragement to all the members to keep racing. Kate Hills from RaceTech explained “We are very proud to support The Pony Club Pony Racing and look forward to seeing where these jockeys progress to in the future.”

The Points Series came to a close in October and we are pleased to share the top three Pony Club members in the 128 cm, 138 cm and 148 cm divisions.

The 128 cm division saw two new members be placed in their first year of Pony Racing and the results are:

Place

Jockey

Club

Pony

1st

Eliza McPherson

Heythrop Hunt

Crofthill Montague

2nd

Isobel Chalmer

South Berkshire

Ryehall on Broadway

3rd

Harley Blackwood

Essex Union South

Ruby

 

Harley who placed 3rd  in the division shared “I feel really happy and very proud of my ponies. I would like to thank Stevie Sanders and Nathan Rahman for helping me with reading and riding in races and also my dad for teaching me how to ride and taking me and my ponies all over the country to race. I would like to keep improving and hopefully one day become a professional jockey.”

 

The 138 cm division saw stiff competition this season, Paddy of the Quorn Branch who placed 2nd told us “I am very excited to have been placed in The Pony Club pony racing series particularly as it was my first season pony racing! I'd like to thank my parents for all their support and Ella who rides my pony when I'm at school! I'd love to be jockey for Aidan O'Brien and aim for champion flat jockey, watch out Oisin! If I can stay small enough!”

The results are:

Place

Jockey

Club

Pony

1st

Gil Holman

Albrighton Hunt

Tigga

2nd

Paddy Finnegan

Quorn Hunt

Rose of Clare

3rd

Freddie Fletcher

Old Berkshire Hunt 

Halley

 

With the final division being the 148cm, Eliza McPherson in 3rd  Place shared “I'm so happy to have been placed in the points series. We've had so much fun travelling round to all the different courses and tracks and racing against so many great ponies and riders. I'm really pleased that my ponies have done so well. I'd like to thank Lilly Pinchin, who has been really brilliant in helping me with my riding. And my dad for driving me to the races and being a good groom - he even won 'best turned out' once! I'm really looking forward to pony racing next season. When I get a bit older I'd love to ride as a jockey - although Mum is a bit less keen than Dad on that idea!

 

Results table for 148cm

 

Place

Jockey

Club

Pony

1st

Harvey Barfoot-Saunt

Berkeley Hunt South

Shoot the Stars

2nd

Conal Kavanagh

Newmarket & Thurlow Hunt

Jessie Jay

3rd

Eliza McPherson

Heythrop Hunt

Little Gallway Girl

3rd

Oscar Kershaw

Pendle Forest & Craven Hunt

Big Star Dollar

 

The Pony Club Pony Racing Committee would like to express their pride in what each and every Branch and Centre member alike have achieved this season. They very much look forward to seeing what next season holds and wish all jockeys the best for the future.

The Pony Racing Points Series 2019 is kindly supported by RaceTech