2022 THE JOCKEY CLUB ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
WINNER: Jordan Vaughan
RUNNERS-UP: Jake Hodson & Emma Sayer
Three finalists for the JETS Richard Davis Achievement Award were selected by the judging panel. Jordan Vaughan (Farrier), Jake Hodson (Garden Maintenance & Tree Surgeon) and Emma Sayer (Scottish Racing Academy Instructor) were shortlisted from the original set of entries and former Flat jockey Jordan Vaughan won the £3000 prize. Jordan stopped riding in 2017 and decided to work towards a second career as a farrier, he is now fully qualified based with O’Shaughnessy Farriery in Newmarket, having completed a four year Apprenticeship course, supported by JETS, at Warwickshire College. He has worked extremely hard combining his practical work in many of Newmarket’s top racing yards with his studies whilst also riding out to gain extra income during his apprenticeship.
2022 IJF PROGRESS AWARD WINNER – RYAN WITHEY
Former Amateur and IJF beneficiary Ryan Withey (27) suffered a serious foot injury which made him re-evaluate his future and through the support of JETS and the IJF, he has pursued a second career in equine dentistry. He is now working towards his qualifications and is based with Equine Dental Services South West.
2022 BHA DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNER - THOMAS WILMOTT
Thomas rode 17 winners last season, his most successful to date. As well as showing huge progress in his riding through his work with his jockey coach, improving his nutrition and fitness, he’s developing a dual career as a funeral director. When off injured, he used JETS to begin his qualifications and he’s gaining experience by working for a company in Scotland when his riding allows.