Two Pembrokeshire riders made a point of celebrating after becoming west Wales point-to-point champions.

Jodie Hughes, of Stepaside, clinched the ladies champion jockey title at the last area meeting of the season held at Trecoed, near Letterston.

Jodie finished the season on 31 points, ahead of two other Pembrokeshire riders Lucy Jones on 21 points, and Ruth Birt-Llewellin, with 15 points, who narrowly missed out on the area novice title after a fall ruled her out of the day’s remaining races.

Manorbier’s John Mathias had already sewn up the area men’s title, but his three winners and two other placings propelled him into second place in the national standings, just three points behind the leading rider, with only one meeting left.

John was named west Wales champion rider with a staggering 195 points, ahead of Paul Tolman on 41 points, and Nathan Deakin, with 38 points, who took the area’s novice rider title.

Pembrokeshire also produced the champion horse in west Wales as Clarbeston Road’s Dai Rees saw Rith Bob share the title with Mrs C. Rhead’s Warsaw Pact.

Another Dai Rees horse, Rimini was just two points behind the winners, as was the case in the maiden horse championship, where Rith Bob once again came out on top.

Dai Rees certainly had plenty to celebrate after also winning the award for the owner whose horses gained the most points at Lydstep in the current season.

The leading south Pembrokeshire horse was Charlotte Evans’ Oca De Thaix, with 20 points, ahead of David Llewellyn’s Rosie’s Peacock (13 points) and Paul Goldsworthy’s Hocinail (10 points).