I am very excited to share with you that I will be sponsoring two jockeys for this coming pointing season - Flora Guy and Lawrence Jordan. Flora has already started her pointing career, racing in three races last season and finishing respectively in all of them. Lawrence is new to pointing this season and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
FLORA GUY and TANGO De JUILLEY
Flora Guy began riding for Venetia Williams in September 2019, after she had just finished school. Flora has always been a keen horsewomen and ridden from a young age. She was involved in Radnor and West Pony Club, and rode in a pony race on her 13.2, Rolo, before moving onto the eventing and hunting scene. She evented up to Novice, and proved her horsemanship on the hunting field - jumping the biggest of hedges in the Ludlow country. Flo was a keen sportswomen at school, playing in various 1st teams during her school career. She had a need for speed, which she showed every time she ran down a sports pitch, so racing was a clear fit.
Flo began her pointing career last season, riding in three point to point races on Neserenko, one of Venetia's horses. She finished in convincing places in all three races - always with a smile on her face. This season, she is looking forward to getting some rides with various trainers, as well as on her horse for the season, Tango De Juilley - another one of Venetia's horses. She is looking forward to getting her license hopefully this season. She has set her sights on riding in the Foxhunters at Aintree once she has her licence.
Like Flora, Lawrence is a keen sportsman. After finishing school, Lawry began to ride out for National Hunt trainers in and around Hereford, including Venetia Williams and Ed De Giles. He soon moved on to work at Tweenhills Stud as a stable hand, working with the famous Zoustar and Havanna Gold. Lawry missed being in the saddle though, so took every opportunity at the weekends to ride out for various trainers.
At school, Lawrence, like Flora, enjoyed the need for speed! At 6 foot 4 inch, he was a gifted rower and runner, completing at national schools for both. He is keen and committed to his sports, as he is his work. Lawrence now works for Tom George as his Pupil Assistance, riding out most mornings and helping manage the yard. The competitive spirit in him was not fulfilled however - he wanted to race. At his height, he knew it wasn't going to be easy to make the weight for pointing, however it was very much doable...
Horseracing is in Lawrence's blood, he will be riding in his mother's old colours, riding his thoroughbred Military Mischief, which he has previously hunted with the Ledbury.
Keep and eye out, as they prepare for the season ahead!