|The official list of winners for West Midland Area Championships can only be traced back to 1990, prior to that no records exist.|
Although the 14 Point-to-Point Administrative Areas (of which the West Midlands is one) were created in 1972, no evidence has been found regarding any potential champions between 1972 and 1990.
During the period 1960 to 1971 no Administrative Areas existed, so the West Midland Area as it was subsequently created has been used as a framework during this period, so this is a purely academic exercise but does provide some recognition to the individuals concerned.
The list below includes the riders names and the Hunts through which their Riders Certificates were probably issued. A certain amount of guesswork is involved as it is impossible to ascertain which hunts jockeys received their RQC’s from after a gap of nearly 60 years.
The current Championships are decided on a points basis, but in 1990 the criteria was “Winners ridden by West Midland jockeys at West Midland meetings”. This resulted in the following individuals being identified as Champions in the preceding years.
|1961||Diana Guilding/Scarlett Rimell/Pat Tollitt|
|1967||Mary Mitchell & Pat Tollitt|
|1969||Diana Guilding/Sue Aston/Pat Tollitt|
|1971||Sue Aston & Pat Tollitt|
|1972||Sue Aston & Pat Tollitt|
|1974||Audrey Bridge/Pat Kerby/Sue Excell/Sue Coldicott|
|1976||Alison Bomford (now Alison de Lisle Wells)/Helen Gundry/Pat Kerby/Rosemary Harper/Catherine Webb/Sue Coldicott/Sue Horton (won Title in 1969/1971/1972 as Sue Aston/Patricia Nosworthy|
|1979||Pat Kerby/Jenny Irish/Katherine Tollitt (now Katherine Smith-Maxwell)|
|1982||Alison Dare & Helen Hart|
|1983||Alison Dare & Mary Evans (who won the title in 1973 under her Maiden name of Mary Bayliss)|
|1984||Angela Tolitt (now Angela Rucker)|
|1989||Alison Dare & Heather Morgan-Jones (previously Heather Stephenson)|
|2001||No Award Foot & Mouth|
|2019||Josephine Banks & Alice Stevens|
|2020||No Award due to Covid-19|