Sad Loss to the Equestrian Industry

Roy was a pioneer of equestrian safety and a champion of pony racing. With Roy’s support through Charles Owen sponsorship, pony racing has grown and developed in GB to produce many of the top jockeys riding today.

Edward Gillespie, Chairman of the PRA, said “We are so sorry to hear Roy has died. This is a sad loss to the equestrian world. His long term support has ensured many children have enjoyed pony racing and been given the chance to ride at many racecourses. He will be missed and we send our condolences to his family”

Assistant to CEO Required

Assistant to the Chief Executive of the Pony Racing Authority

The Pony Racing Authority is seeking an assistant, on a part-time basis, to help the CEO with all aspects of the administration of PRA pony racing. This includes helping to organise, promote and administer the activities run by the PRA – the Racecourse Series, PRA/PC training days, taster days and Youth Training Schemes. Also to help with general data collection, writing reports and implementing marketing strategies to promote pony racing to a wide audience. There is scope for the role to develop.

Competence with Microsoft Office and Excel is important and some knowledge of pony racing will be useful.

The job is part-time and based near Ludlow, Shropshire.

Please contact Clarissa Daly for further information or email your CV with a covering letter to