Cheltenham Champions Christmas Cracker



Over 130 guests gathered at Cheltenham Racecourse Gold Cup Suite on Saturday 17th December to celebrate amateur jockey champions from both the 2014/15 & 2015 seasons and the 2015/16 & 2016 seasons and also to support Ed Barrett who sustained life changing injuries following a fall in a point-to-point last season.

15589650_1172061989497086_6533126397483251348_n                     Ed Barrett with Champion Jockey David Noonan

RUK’s Stuart Machin acted as MC with AJA Director Anthea Morshead in attendance for prize presentations to those champions present (in red):

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Many congratulations to all our Champions!15578418_10154897061831318_2291361265519462573_nJoint Flat Lady Jockey Champions 2015 Serena Brotherton & Joanna Mason15622515_10154897062161318_1801501187857947008_n2016 Flat Lady Jockey Champion Serena Brotherton15589613_10154897060521318_5917574183924446234_nNH Gentleman Jockey Champion 2015/16 David Noonan15578738_10154897061491318_8196173206642804738_nAll-Weather Champion Runner-Up to Simon Walker 2015/16 Serena Brotherton15622126_10154897062506318_7918261646842185733_nAll-Weather Champion Runner-Up to Simon Walker 2014/15 Joanna Mason15542126_10154897061316318_7055979562425091337_nLady Flat Champion Runner-Up to Serena Brotherton 2016 Joanna Mason15590041_10154897061171318_4242401861200992460_nBetfair Novice Rider Series Winner 2016 Emily Easterby

15578927_1172061859497099_2980514972847081556_nIan Chanin, Ed Barrett, Micheál Nolan, David Noonan, Ciarán Gethings and Sean Houlihan

The evening was made for us all by Ed Barrett attending himself and it was good seeing him meet up with many old West Country weighing room friends.

11Freddy Tett won a raffle prize!10Henry Morshead and Jonjo O’Neill Jnr and friends16 Natalie Parker and friends 15 Josh Newman and Ian Chanin1Gemma Double and friend collect awards on behalf of champion Simon WalkerIMG_4036 2 Joanna Mason, Aly Deniel and Serena Brotherton9 2 Page Fuller5Hugh Nugent and Zac Baker

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