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Committee Members
Carlisle Racecourse


Penelope Mounsey-Heysham

I grew up in Herefordshire and worked as a cook while training and riding point to pointers for several years’ and I even had the odd ride under rules with varying degrees of success. I moved to the North after marrying. I trained point to pointers for our four children over a course of 12 years. I ride regularly and have endless pleasure in exercising Baby Run and Hello Bud who have retired to my home near Carlisle from my brother Nigel Twiston Davies’ yard. I still do catering and have just retired from helping run the family farm.



Dickon Wood

Dickon qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997 and is a Partner at a leading firm of surveyors. He has spent his career in Capital Markets both in London and Newcastle where he currently heads up the North East investment team. Dickon rode as an amateur jockey for 10 years, is a point to point committee member, and has been involved as an owner with both Ralph Beckett and Rose Dobbin.


Rowena Witchell

Rowena had a year-off job in an American steeplechase yard, rode out for the late Peter Monteith while at university and rode in point to points.  After completing the BHA Graduate Scheme, Rowena gained further racing experience through spells working at Kempton, Epsom, pupil assistant in a NH yard, secretary in a flat yard and in racehorse transport.  More recently she was secretary of the Berwickshire point to point and now enjoys being involved at Carlisle whilst being a mother and foster carer for babies.


Pepita Harris


Robert Graham

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