Former H&H point-to-point columnist Richard Burton has retired from the saddle.

The 35-year-old has decided to quit raceriding to spend more time with his family – his wife is expecting their second child at the end of the month – and to concentrate on his equestrian property business.

Richard, who is the subject of our “Reveals” page this week (H&H, 29 December), retires as reigning men’s point-to-point champion – a title he also won in 2003, 05 and 06.

He has ridden 414 pointing winners and a further 64 under Rules.

Richard’s major wins include the Fulke Walwyn/Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival twice, the Aintree Fox Hunters’ (Scots Grey, 2007) and the Christie’s Foxhunter at Cheltenham (Cappa Bleu, 2009). 


For more see next week’s issue of H&H (5 January).