The final National Hunt meeting of the season, Countryside Day on Wednesday 7 March, features The Flying Fillies Charity Race in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund and Jack Berry House. There are eleven lady riders taking part in a very competitive field. The riders are:
Adele rode as an Apprentice for the late Dandy Nicholls with her biggest winner coming aboard Masta Plasta in the 2008 running of the Scottish Sprint Cup. She rode 12 winners and had about 100 rides before she stopped riding and had a baby with jockey husband Paul. She now works as a Raceday Presenter for Go Racing in Yorkshire, including at Catterick.
Ffion is now in her second season working with Oliver Greehall Racing, having spent the summer gaining experience with Sir Mark Prescott. She has just got her own horse to ride in Point to Points and is really looking forward to gaining experience in races.
Lisa is a Flat and National Hunt Racecourse Trainer, based at Kelsall Hill in Cheshire.
Anna, daughter of trainer Ken Slack, has experience of race riding and took part in last years Betfair Novice Amateur Flat Jockeys Series.
Katie also works at Ken Slack’s yard in Cumbria. This will be Katie’s first time riding in a race.
Amy is the daughter of Northumbrian trainer Simon Waugh and regularly rides in Point-to-Points as well as being a well-known jockey on the amateur National Hunt circuit.
Gemma works as a physiotherapist at Jack Berry House and is the daughter of Kevin Darley, a retired jockey who rode for 32 years. She rode in the ‘Ride of Their Lives’ Macmillan Charity Race at York Racecourse in 2014.
Sarah is a charity race regular having ridden in two Flying Filles' races previously at Kelso Racecourse, both times aboard horses trained by Jim Goldie. Sarah is currently a work rider for West Yorkshire based trainer Sue Smith.
Kim is a former top lady flat jockey, based in Malton, and is married to trainer Nigel Tinkler. She now works as Assistant Trainer. Kim is one of a select band of women riders to have ridden over 200 winners.
Serena is one of the country's top lady amateur riders and rides out at Mick Easterby’s yard before going to work as a solicitor. Serena also helps at Catterick occasionally and looks after our Winning Connections on race days.
Emily is the daughter of Great Habton trainer Tim Easterby and regularly rides as an amateur on the Flat. She rode in the ‘Ride of Their Lives’ Macmillan Charity Race at York Racecourse in 2015.