Many support Issy & Dickie @ AJA Champions Ball
Many thanks to everyone who came along and supported Isabel Tompsett and Richard Hawkins at the AJA Champions Dance on Saturday. It was wonderful to see such a great turnout and especially to have both Isabel and Richard with us – something beyond our wildest hopes not so long ago. A great mix of both the amateur and professional ranks were there to support our two injured jockeys who both continue to astonish us by continuing from strength to strength on their roads to recovery.
Richard Hawkins (centre) joined the celebrations
Ryan Mahon, NH Amateur Champion 2010/11, receives his cup & trophy from Jonjo O’Neill
Gina Andrews, NH Lady Amateur Champion 2010/11 receives her trophy & cup from Andrew Tinkler who was able to attend the event being out of action with a broken hand. (Gina is of course also reigning Lady Point-to-Point National Champion.)
Carol Bartley received her runner up trophy from Aiden Coleman for the Flat Lady Championship 2011. (This was Carol’s first outing since breaking both arms and she is still unable to straighten her right arm.)
Emma Sayer received her Weatherbys Flat Ride of the Year award from AJA president Dr Phil Pritchard. Sadly Sam Waley-Cohen was unable to attend to accept his equivalent NH award for his win on Long Run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011.