An AGA double header started on Grand National day at Mollington – with a huge screen so nobody missed the big race – and finished with a first ever visit to Andoversford the following day. Two AGA champions had a starring role and a Claire Hart treble was the highlight at Mollington, while there was a great win for Hannah Lewis in the Cotswolds, where Mark Wall also rode a double.
This is definitely one of the best dressed men in pointing (in the world!)
Gracie Nailor is chuffed to bits after Argentato has finished 3rd in the Club Members
Gracie’s brother, Jordan did the steering
Man Of Steel won the opener, Big Al did the talking afterwards
Mum and dad, Frances and Kevin Nailor
That’s a pretty impressive bottle of gin!
Mr Hunt was certainly impressed with it!
Dabinett Moon was the first leg of a treble for Claire Hart
Now that’s some line-up!
JG aka Jezza!
I think they’re pleased!
The middle leg of a Harty treble
The Plantation Picnic Club and Alskamatic, trained by Richard Bandey
Claire Hart adds to her collections of AGA apparel
Are you all sitting comfortably?
It’s time for the Grand National
Definitely Rosie has just won the Subaru Restricted for Sue Bowen
Mr Ellis (right) looks like he has mischief on his mind! Jenny Pidgeon would definitely have had mischief on her mind if she had spotted my camera!
A hug for Harty after leg three of the treble
Next stop Aintree for Leith Hill Lad
Whoops, someone forgot to put the weights on! It’s slightly out of focus because I was laughing so much!
3 for me!
A drink in the lorry park while mulling over the days events
“Get me home”
The pony riders line up with National Hunt jockey, Jason McGuire at Andoversford
“I want a horse”. “Here you go” said Mrs S!
Ballycassel has just won the Hunt Members for Guy Disney
Charly Prichard studies form
They are joined by yours truly for another photo opportunity
Fergal O’Brien and his girls (Daisy and Fern) fly the flag for Team Ireland
History Master has just won the Ladies Open for Jo Priest, with AGA champion, Hannah Lewis doing the steering
History Master gets a big kiss from Jo
Jo cradles her armful of goodies, including her AGA points sticker
Bob, Sally and Alex study the form for the Intermediate
Our AGA champion relaxing after her Ladies win
Divine Intavention (Mens) and Dandan (Intermediate) gave Mark Wall a double on the day
My new profile pic, thanks Charly Prichard!
The boys line up before the AGA sponsored Open Maiden
Amanda Maller and Gary Meredith celebrate a great win in the Open Maiden, it’s been a long time coming!
‘Nearly In Total Control’
A great end to the day as Gary kisses the trophy, Amanda clutches the AGA rug and Geoff Barfoot-Saunt receives his AGA goodies