Dodson & Horrell

Dodson & Horrell Ltd is a family run business that is proud of its heritage. The company is Europe's leading specialist equine feed manufacturer and a worldwide authority on nutrition and feeding. A pioneer of manufacturing methods the company has been leading the way in equine nutrition and nutritional research for over 75 years and exports to over 42 countries.

As official supplier of nutrition to Equestrian Team GBR since 2009, Dodson & Horrell works closely with the entire team to deliver nutritional advice to both the Performance and World Class Programmes.

Dodson & Horrell were honoured to be granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment in 1985 for horse feed and is proud to continue as Horse Food Manufacturer to HM Queen Elizabeth II to the present day.


Dodson & Horrell have sponsored the PPORA Novice Riders Series for the last 28 seasons, ensuring that this series has gone from strength to strength. With 12 qualifiers hosted around the country, this year the prestigious end-of-year final will be held for the first time at Garthorpe Races near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.

In addition to their sponsored races, all other races in the Pointing calendar which have a Novice Rider condition (up to and including Sunday, 1st May) offer a place in the Final to the first three horses and riders past the post.

Dodson & Horrell has a substantial association with Point-to-Pointing, sponsoring nearly 700 Point-to-Point races stemming from its initial support of the local Oakley, Pytchley and Woodland Pytchley fixtures back in 1987.

Dodson & Horrell also sponsor the prestigious Wilkinson Sword Award that is presented at the annual PPORA lunch to the leading male novice rider under-21 who has yet to ride a winner under Rules at the season's outset. The award has produced a long list of talented young jockeys such as Sean Bowen, who is now a Conditional Jockey for Paul Nicholls.

Last year's PPORA winner Jack Andrews, who was just 17, had already established himself as a pony racing jockey before he piloted the much-fancied Cottage Oak to a seven length victory in the final at Tabley, Cheshire.

Dodson & Horrell sponsored Novice Rider races 2015/16

SANDPPORCBarbury Castle06 December 2015
D&CTiverton FoxhoundsChipley Park24 January 2016
EACambridgeshire with Enfield ChaceHorseheath07 February 2016
SEMid Surrey Farmers DragGodstone06 March 2016
NCollege Valley & North NorthumberlandAlnwick06 March 2016
SMOakleyBrafield-on-the-Green20 March 2016
WBCSouth HerefordshireGarnons20 March 2016
YBadsworth & Bramham MoorAskham Bryan College26 March 2016
MIDWoodland PytchleyDingley26 March 2016
NWCheshire ForestTabley10 April 2016
WSeavingtonLittlewindsor17 April 2016
WMCotswold Vale FarmersAndoversford17 April 2016
MIDMelton Hunt Club (Final)Garthorpe08 May 2016

*N.B. it is a condition of all the above races that Owners are Members of the PPORA by 4pm on the Friday after the entry has been made (riders at declaration).