Julia Wins Sponsorship From HorseHage

Julia Wins Sponsorship From HorseHage

Durham-based amateur rider and horse owner, Julia Paterson, has secured sponsorship from horse-feed manufacturer, HorseHage – well-known for its dust-free bagged forage and Mollichaff range of high fibre chaffs and complete feeds.

Julia was the winner of a national competition run by HorseHage over several months to find a true amateur rider for the brand to support for one year.

Said Chris Tar of HorseHage: “We decided to run this competition because with the rising costs of virtually everything these days, more and more riders are finding it difficult to make ends meet and many are having to give up competing in order to keep costs down. We hope that by offering support in the form of our product, we can help one amateur rider to carry on competing this year. We had hundreds of entries and it was a very difficult decision to pick one winner, but we think Julia fits the bill perfectly and wish her every success over the coming 12 months.”

35-year-old Julia has been riding since a child and has had many ups and downs in her quest to find her beloved horse, ‘Spot Of Luck’, (or Marvin, as he is known at home). Julia and Marvin went back to basics at first to get to know one another but have progressed well and now, three years on, enjoy competing in British Dressage at Elementary level and at British Eventing BE90 level.

Like many horse owners, Julia has had to cope with many setbacks over the last three years, including almost losing Marvin through serious illness and a freak riding accident which almost killed him and then the extra worry of being made redundant from her job. But the pair have come through it all and Julia hopes to move up to BE100 level next season.

Said a delighted Julia: “I am thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to being part of Team HorseHage for a year. Marvin is my horse of a lifetime and has given, and continues to give me everything he can.”

Marvin will be enjoying free High Fibre HorseHage and Mollichaff Alfalfa Oil for the next 12 months and the pair will be sporting HorseHage branded gear when out competing. Look out for Julia’s monthly news update which will be coming soon on the HorseHage and Mollichaff Facebook page.

For more information on feeding your horse, pony or donkey please call the HorseHage Helpline on: 01803 527257 or visit www.horsehage.co.uk