Pembrokeshire played host to the final meeting of the point to point season in west Wales.

There was plenty of local interest as the season reached its thrilling climax at Trecoed, near Letterston, with many local riders, owners and trainers in the hunt for area titles.

Starting the day as she meant to go on, Stepaside’s Jodie Hughes made sure of securing the west Wales area ladies title for the second year running, after riding her first ever double.

Fealing Real, defying his odds of 14-1 in the opening members race won by ten lengths, and Naughty By Nature, in the ladies open race finished a distance clear in the fastest time of the day, making it a double also for owner and trainer Rebecca Curtis, of Dinas Cross.

John Mathias had the area men’s title sewn up before the meeting, but a treble courtesy of Ben Tally Ho in the restricted race, men’s open winner Most Definitely and Musique En Tete in the intermediate race kept him well in contention for the national men’s title.

The concluding meeting of the west Wales season will certainly stay in the memory of 19-year-old Emily Farr, who, aboard her parents’ eight-year-old homebred gelding Willottie rode her first winner in the maiden race. Willottie, an 8-1 chance, battled on gamely from four out to beat even money favourite Lady Trig by five lengths.

Planning for next season has already begun, but there is a chance for organisers and participants to let their hair down at the annual area awards dinner dance in October.