Countrywide Farmers to focus on its Equine Multichannel Retail businesses
Leading supplier of products, services and advice to the rural community, Countrywide Farmers, has announced the disposal of its Farm Livestock Feed and Forage, Arable Products and Crop Marketing businesses for a total combined consideration of £18.4m.
“This has been a difficult decision”, said John Hardman, Countrywide Farmers Chief Executive, “and comes at the end of a significant strategic review of how best we can deliver sustainable improvement in shareholder value.”
Following her best year ever in 2014 leading event rider Izzy Taylor continues to strengthen her growing team of event horses with support from Jocelyn Riley and Equestrian Direct Surfaces.
As a producer of world class event horses and a keen event rider, Jocelyn has followed Izzy’s rise to prominence closely and decided to support the talented Banbury based rider with two new rides under a joint partnership.
From January 2015 South Essex Insurance Brokers will be known as SEIB Insurance Brokers, with a new logo and marketing campaign. The company re-brand reflects the fact that SEIB is a national company and provides insurance throughout the UK and also places business internationally.
Dujardin and Valegro set Olympia alight with a double of new world records
Olympia, London, 17th December 2014
Words by Louise Parkes
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning tonight’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR) with yet another world-record-breaking score. They set the previous record at the same venue 12 months ago when posting a mark of 93.975, but this evening earned 94.300 for an even more spell-binding display of harmony between horse and rider. And this latest triumph came just 24 hours after the dynamic duo beat their own world record in the Grand Prix in which Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover from the Netherlands also had to settle for runner-up spot.
The Celebrity Talk Area at Burghley Horse Trials sponsored by NAF is a “must see” area for spectators and riders alike, hosting talks from both high profiled riders to television presenters to members of the Equestrian Industry. NAF wanted to give one lucky person the opportunity to have a memento of the event so in 2014 NAF asked that each individual who went onto the stage could sign the NAF Burghley Brolly.
A chance to bid for Lessons with Olympic riders, and other fabulous prizes in a charity auction organised by Hickstead’s Daisy Bunn.
Hurry as auction ends on the 10th December 2014!
Hickstead Director Daisy Bunn has organised a special Christmas carol concert and charity auction to raise money in aid of research into NPDH (New Persistent Daily Headache), a cause very close to her heart.