An amateur rider whose passion for horses was recently restored was the lucky winner of the SEIB Insurance Brokers Diamond Anniversary Horse Trailer PrizeDraw. Jackie Murphy from Exeter came close to giving up riding when she lost her previous horse, but found hope in a new equine companion, her now loan horse Dennis Diamond.

She described Dennis as an ‘angel’ of a horse who has given her confidence to ride again, and now the pair can now travel in style with the Cheval Liberté Touring Country double horse trailer, worth over £8,500. The prize draw began in January 2023 and entries closed in December.

“I never win anything and this has put me on cloud nine!” Jackie said. “I work full time as a para-planner and the money I earn goes straight on the horses. To win this trailer is such a boost to everything. At the beginning of this year, I nearly gave up riding after I’d lost my last horse, but then my coach got me riding her youngster a few times.

“I’ve volunteered at competitions at Bicton once or twice a month for several years now and have got to know all the judges, one of whom put me in touch with Dennis’ owner, Natalie.”

Jackie took it very slowly with seventeen-year-old ex-eventer and dressage horse, riding him at Natalie’s for a month before moving him to livery at Bicton College.

“I’d lost my nerve and Dennis has absolutely reignited my passion,” Jackie continued. “He had previously been ridden by top eventers Lucy Wiegersma, Aaron Miller and Helen West and as a result is beautifully schooled. I can’t wait to get out and start competing him in the next few months.”

SEIB’s Chief Executive Officer Suzy Middleton congratulated Jackie.

“Celebrating turning 60 is a major milestone for SEIB, with our trailer prize draw being a focal point throughout the year,” she said. “Giving back has always been a key theme for the SEIB business and we are delighted to have partnered with Cheval Liberté for this celebratory prize draw for one of their top of the range, Touring Country horse trailers.”

Since 2018, good causes have benefited to the tune of £300,000 through SEIB’s annual SEIB Giving Awards. To find out more about SEIB Insurance Brokers Ltd, click here.

Lead image of Jackie Murphy, winner of the SEIB Insurance Brokers Cheval Liberté Double Horse Trailer Prize Draw

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