Monday, 19 January 2015 20:15

Petplan Equine announces sponsored riders’ shortlist and invites you to vote

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Petplan Equine announces sponsored riders’ shortlist and invites you to vote

 Specialist equine insurance provider, Petplan Equine, is pleased to announce that it has shortlisted twenty riders from a total of 464 hopefuls who applied in December to become a 2015 Petplan Equine sponsored rider. .

This year Petplan Equine will be offering its support to up to seven grass-roots riders from across the UK who compete regularly and will benefit from sponsorship support which will include branded kit for horse and rider and £500 to help towards competition costs.

“At Petplan Equine we are always looking for ways to support the equestrian industry and are excited to be searching for a group of riders to sponsor this year. We are looking for role models within the industry, people who go the extra mile to look after their horses’ well-being; ambassadors of responsible horse ownership” explained Charlotte Collyer, Petplan Equine’s senior marketing executive.

 Riders across a range of disciplines and from as far afield as Cornwall, Aberdeenshire, Stafford and Suffolk responded to Petplan Equine’s call for those wishing to become a Petplan Equine Sponsored Rider.

“The spread of disciplines in which the applicants are involved has been really interesting” commented Charlotte. “We have those participating in everything from driving to endurance, dressage to eventing, show-jumping to showing as well as a side-saddle enthusiast. There were so many great applications it was a difficult task coming up with a short list.

 Details of the twenty shortlisted riders is available on the Petplan Equine website, Friends, family and supporters of the riders and even members of the public are being invited to visit the site to submit a message of endorsement and vote for the rider they feel should be awarded a sponsorship. The closing date for this is Monday  2nd February, 2015.

While public votes will help towards selection, the final decision will rest with the Petplan Equine panel who will select between five and 10 finalists from the 20-strong shortlist after which an assessment programme, to include yard visits and competition attendance, will take place to establish who among the riders will best represent the Petplan Equine brand.

 The final five to seven  riders selected to represent Petplan Equine as a Sponsored Rider will be announced on Monday 2nd March, 2015.