Waltham trainer presented with top RoR prize at Newmarket

Waltham-based horsewoman Lizzie Harris is presented with her RoR Show Series Champion's Award by Clare Balding EMN-151119-161201002

Waltham-based horsewoman Lizzie Harris is presented with her RoR Show Series Champion's Award by Clare Balding EMN-151119-161201002

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Waltham rider Lizzie Harris was presented with a top equestrian prize by at a glitzy awards ceremony last week.

Lizzie rode former racehorse Wild West to overall victory at the RoR Tattersalls Show Series Championship in June.

She was presented with prize money of £2,500 and her award at the RoR Awards Ceremony which was held at the Jockey Club Room in Newmarket.

The night, which was hosted by RoR Patron and TV sports broadcaster Clare Balding, recognises the achievements of former racehorses in adapting and excelling to new careers in dressage, show jumping, showing, eventing, polo and endurance.

Former amateur jockey Lizzie is now a point-to-point trainer in Waltham and took on Westy straight out of training from Jonjo O’Neill’s yard in 2013.

The seven-year old gelding was often ridden by record-breaking champion jockey AP McCoy during his racing career and ran a total of seven races for his former owner JP McManus.

Lizzie began schooling Westy at the beginning of 2014, and qualified for the RoR/Tattersalls Show Series final in June last year.

She said; “It was a brilliant evening. I was so proud to be presented with the RoR Show Series Champion’s Award by Clare Balding.

“I am over the moon with Westy, he’s such a superstar!”