HSBC donated a unique and wonderful prize to the winners and runners-up of the Open and Intermediate Team Competitions at the Eventing Championships this year. As part of their partnership with The Pony Club, HSBC gave the lucky riders a prize they would never forget - a bespoke training day with our country’s top event riders William Fox-Pitt and Mary King. The four teams were invited to join Britain’s favourite Eventing Champions for a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the country’s best in a eventing clinic hosted at William’s yard.
On Wednesday 16th November, the East Essex Hunt, Iveagh, Cotley Hunt and Taunton Vale Harriers Eventing teams travelled to Dorest for the day. As well as a flat work lesson with Mary and a jumping lesson with William, the riders were given a tour of the yard and met a couple of William’s top horses who were just beginning work after a holiday at the end of the 2011 season.