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An Evening with Yogi Breisner at Aintree Racecourse

Organised by the PPORA (The Point to Point Owners and Riders Association), this evening will be a fantastic insight on how to train young horses to jump. Although organised by the PPORA for point to point enthusiasts, it is open to all to attend and will be of interest to Event riders, showjumpers and anyone else who is willing to learn.

Yogi will reflect on his time in the British equestrian coaching hot seat and share anecdotes and insight from the last four Olympic cycles as well as help everyone inject the competitive edge into their riding.

This evening promises to be entertaining and enlightening for everyone who loves horses, Point to Pointing and Racing, Eventing, competing and other equine disciplines.

To book, visit http://www.aintreeequestriancentre.co.uk/events/calendar/1542/

POINT-TO-POINT STALWART LUKE HARVEY AWARDED THE FIRST DODSON & HORRELL OWNER TRAINER AWARD

Well-known horse racing presenter and former jockey, Luke Harvey gets a surprise live on his own programme, Attheraces, and is announced as the winner of Dodson & Horrell’s December Owner Trainer Award.

This new series of monthly awards sponsored by Europe’s leading equine fee manufacturer and nutrition expert, Dodson & Horrell, was launched to celebrate the company’s 30th Anniversary of sponsoring point-to-pointing. The awards are given to people who both own and train their horses, they are nominated and a winner is chosen from the shortlist. Luke who lives in Kingston Lisle, Wantage will receive ten bags of Dodson & Horrell feed, a bottle of champagne, and a yard visit from one of the company’s nutritional specialists who will give him expert advice on feeding for performance.

Luke commented, “I would like to thank Dodson & Horrell for supporting the Owner Trainer Award and choosing me as December’s recipient. Point-to-pointing is my passion and through my horse Porlock Bay (Cecil) I’ve had so much fun and it’s been incredible, I am loving every minute of my run of good form, after all there are plenty of times when it goes wrong!” Sam Horrell CEO at Dodson & Horrell added, “Congratulations to Luke on winning the first ever Owner Trainer Award. This series of awards was set up to recognise owners and trainers of point-to-point horses who go above and beyond in the sport and show a real enthusiasm, something that Luke clearly has for the sport!”

“In a truly amateur sport we rely on strong reliable sponsors and Dodson & Horrell certainly comes under that banner, thank you once again,” added Luke.

In order to win one of these monthly awards, the owner/trainer will need to be nominated by someone within their area – suggestions should be given to Point-to-Point Owners & Riders’ Association (PPORA) representatives or sent to the association’s office, where a short list will be drawn up.

Knutsford Races in Cheshire Life’s ’15 unmissable events of the year’

Knutsford Races has been selected by Cheshire Life magazine as one of only 15 events not to be missed in 2014.

The article describes Knutsford Races as ‘a fun-filled family day out with steeplechase races in beautiful parkland. There will also be food stalls, a licensed bar and trade stands as well as children’s amusements and a funfair.’

Join us on Sunday 18th May 2014 for what promises to be a great day out for all the family!

Richard Burton Joins Knutsford Races

Richard Burton has joined the organising committee of Knutsford Races.  Richard was Britain’s most successful point to point jockey with 414 point to point winners and a further 64 under Rules including winners at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festival meetings.

Richard’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous bonus as we plan to organise a memorable meeting for both participants and spectators on Sunday 19th May 2013.