Earlier this year, leading insurance brokers Shearwater Insurance launched a nationwide campaign to find a candidate worthy of receiving a £500 training bursary. After receiving hundreds of impressive applications, the difficult decision was reached and a winner can now be announced.
Leicester based Clare Stringer is an amateur event rider who, in her own words, ‘competes for the fun and love of the sport!’ The judges at Shearwater believed that Clare’s application showed her dedication and passion for the sport, and Managing Director of the company, Jeremy Lawton, recognised that Clare was also committed to working hard for her sponsors and representing the brand in the right light.
“Whilst it was a tough choice to make, Clare’s enthusiasm shone through and she proved that she understood Shearwater as a brand which is important to me when looking for an ambassador for the company,” Jeremy says. “I am very much looking forward to seeing how our support can help her progress.”
The amateur rider was overjoyed to receive the bursary, “I still can’t believe I have been selected,” she said. “This couldn’t have come at a better time and I’m extremely grateful and excited as to what the funding will enable me to achieve next season. I’m looking forward to working with Shearwater over the next 12 months and hope I can represent them well. I will feel very proud to wear their logo when competing.”
You can keep track of Clare’s progress, along with all the other Shearwater horses, through the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShearwaterInsurance
For more information about the services that Shearwater can offer tel: 01992 718666 or visit: www.shearwater-insurance.co.uk