Horses on the back straight at Garthorpe

Pointing Season curtailed

News by Nico

This is a formal announcement to confirm that the British point-to-point season is closed for this season.

This was a very difficult decision to make recognising that many people’s livelihoods are involved. However, the Prime Minister’s words last night made clear that everyone should minimise social contact and non-essential travel. Furthermore, our sport creates some medical burden, both on the course and potentially at the hospitals, where it would be unwelcome under the current circumstances.

The PPA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked so hard to keep this season going so successfully until now, often under very trying circumstances. We will now be working on preparations to ensure that we start next autumn in the same successful manner as last, and will soon be in touch with many of you for your thoughts and ideas.

For more information, contact the PPA office:


  1. Hi there my name is ruth hextall and I have just left donald mccain racing as i didn’t pass the trial. I did a 12 week foundation course a couple of years agonin 2017 and had got placed in a livery riding school i had my owm horse a section B welsh and did and learnt everything with him. The mccain has mentioned they will take me back as I was very green and to new for the industry and I had been told that I must look for hunting or point 2 point yards for now could you pleaze help me find another job as I do really want to be a jockey but more importantly I need to get back out working and find another yafd to go to hopefully going out racing as its what I really want to do im 19 and can travel to where I’ve got to go but might need accomafation if its far. My number 07387770681 please give me a call whenever your free thankyou.

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