They say the best things come to those who wait, and jockey Kelly Morgan can certainly vouch for that.
The Waltham rider was forced to miss our 2015 Melton Times Sports Awards evening after receiving a last-minute request to compete in a polo match at Ascot.
But we united Kelly with her Horsewoman of the Year award at her parents’ yard last week.
Our judges named her the winner after a successful point-to-point season in which she rode five winners and topped the Midlands Leading Lady Rider charts along with the Novice Rider Championship.
She will receive these honours next month at the Midlands Area Point-to-Point Awards ceremony at Shearsby, in Leicestershire.