Mitsubishi Motors Cup winners pick up their keys
THE winners of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup have each taken delivery of their main prize – a brand new Mitsubishi for a year.
Twice Mitsubishi Motors Cup winner Katie Hancock collected her new Outlander GX4 from Hawkins Mitsubishi in Penryn, while Laura Avery picked her new Shogun SG5 up from CCR Mitsubishi in Cheltenham.
In addition to receiving a new Mitsubishi vehicle of their choice for a year, Katie and Laura each won £600 in prize money, a trophy and a commemorative plaque to keep.
BE100 winner Katie Hancock with her new Mitsubishi Outlander.
In the competition, which offers amateur riders from all over Great Britain the chance to compete for honours ahead of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Katie rode to victory in the BE100 class with Laura taking the top spot in the BE90 category.
Laura, who lives in Cheltenham and competed on her New Forest stallion Willoway Free Spirit, said: “I still can’t believe I won the Mitsubishi Motors Cup, it’s an amazing competition and I felt very lucky to be a part of it let alone to win. Mitsubishi Motors have been so generous with their prizes, I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of my Shogun SG5 and drive it.”
Chris Green, General Manager at CCR Mitsubishi Cheltenham, said: “I was delighted to be able to present the new Shogun SG5 to Laura and I hope she enjoys driving it over the next 12 months. To win the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton is very impressive and we are happy to be able to make this win even more special.”
Katie, who is from St Columb, near Newquay, took the BE100 win on her seven-year-old shire x thoroughbred mare Coddstown Pet. She was delighted to top the class for the second consecutive year: “Winning for the second year was such a huge achievement for me, especially when this year I was riding a relatively inexperienced horse.
“I have loved having my Mitsubishi Motors vehicle and I am excited to have my super new car, it really suits my lifestyle with regular motorway trips for work, towing my horses and it’s great to drive around in the countryside on all sorts of terrain.”
Jason Groombridge, Sales Manager, at Hawkins Mitsubishi, said: “To win the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton is a fantastic achievement and to do it twice on a different horse is amazing. We are delighted to be able to make this win even more memorable for Katie.”
The competition is one of the key National Championships in the British Eventing calendar. British Eventing is the governing body for the sport of eventing in Great Britain, providing the unique combination of dressage, cross country and show jumping in one exciting activity. Visit http://www.britisheventing.com for further information.
For more details on how to qualify for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup visit: http://www.mitsubishimotorscup.badminton-horse.co.uk
Laura Avery collects her prize Shogun from Chris Green,
General Manager, CCR Mitsubishi Cheltenham.
Jason Groombridge, Sales Manager, Hawkins Mitsubishi
in Penryn, presents Katie Hancock with her keys.