****WIN***** A Lesson with Equi-Trek Sponsored Rider Oliver Townend
Equi-Trek are giving one lucky facebooker the opportunity of a lifetime; to win a private lesson for them and up to one other with Equi-Trek Sponsored Rider Oliver Townend!!!
To enter the competition simply like, share and comment on the competition post on our Facebook page!!!
The winner of Badminton and Burghley in 2009 Oliver’s success has always been based on hard graft and a love for the horses he works with.
Oliver inherited his love of horses from his parents. His dad, Alan, competed in three-day eventing, while mum, Eve showed side saddle at county level. Oliver began riding when he was 7 years old. His first success came when he was 11, with his pony Cool Mule at the Horse of the Year Show, and at 13 he went on to represent Britain on the pony eventing team at the European Championships. Oliver quickly moved through the ranks and for three years was stable jockey to British Team Trainer, Kenneth Clawson in Leicestershire.
When Oliver eventually set up on his own at Lubenham Lodge, Leicestershire, he had just a few pounds in his pocket but an unquenchable thirst for winning. Less than two years later he was able to be able to buy his own farm in Dudleston Heath near Ellesmere, Shropshire where he is now based.
The Hon William Russell’s Topping provided Oliver’s first crack at Badminton and he made the most of it by finishing in 12th place. This earned them an individual place at the European Championships, Blenheim in 2005. Flint Curtis took over as Oliver’s top horse in 2006 after placing third at Badminton, his first four star event. Oliver remained on the British Squad, riding Flint as an individual at the Aachen WEG the same year, before earning his first team place – and a European Championship gold medal – at Pratoni in 2007.
Then came his glorious year in 2009. Oliver and Flint Curtis won their first CCI**** at Badminton. Oliver also went on to win Burghley CCI**** on his other top grey horse, Carousel Quest, owned by Andrew Cawthray. In so doing, Oliver joined an elite group of riders who have won back to back Badminton and Burghley titles. He duly finished the season at the top of the British Eventing points table for the first time, having previously been top British rider.
Team Townend now includes a staff of eight – with mum and dad playing their part – stables for 45 horses and all the facilities needed to buy and sell the best and compete for the world’s top honours.
Please see Terms and Conditions for the competition below
Entrants must be aged 17 or over
Entrants must own, loan or share a horse they can transport to the riding lesson and are responsible for it’s health and safety at all times.
This promotion is open to UK residents only
Start date for entries is Tuesday 12 February 2013. Closing date is Sunday 3 March 2013 at 12 midnight. No entries received after this date will be accepted. No purchase necessary. Only one entry allowed per household. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, subject to availability and no cash alternatives are available. Equi-Trek reserve the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
The prize entitles the winner and one friend to a private riding lesson with Oliver Townend. The lesson is only given on the winners own horse (or one provided by them) and will only take place at Oliver Townend’s yard in Shropshire. The lesson will last one hour (not including warm-up) and will take place on a mutually convenient date which must fall within one year from the date the competition is won. The winner of the competition will be responsible for their own and their horses welfare transport to Oliver’s yard on the day of the competition. Overnight stabling is not available.
Equi-Trek will attend the lesson. Any images taken by Equi-Trek may be used in marketing or promotional material.
The winner of the competition will be drawn at random from all correct entries by an independent adjudicator and notified by email no later than Tuesday 12th March 2013. Equi-Trek will post the name of the competition winner onto their Facebook page and website. No contact details will be posted
Any application containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected. Any applications made on behalf of or for another person or multiple entries will not be included in the competition.
Equi-Trek’s decision as to who has won the competition shall be final.
The entry instructions are part of the Terms and Conditions for this competition. By entering the competition you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be allowed to enter this competition.
By entering this competition, you are agreeing that if you win your name and image may be used for the purpose of announcing the winner in any related publicity with Equi-Trek, without additional payment or permission. Any personal information you give us will be used solely for this competition and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement.
Under no circumstances will Equi-Trek be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or prize.
Equi-Trek will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with this competition and Equi-Trek can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.
Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.