AmTrust Equine Insurance Royal Windsor Horse Show Unaffiliated Championship Winners

AmTrust Equine Insurance is a leading equine insurance company committed to supporting grass roots riders in the UK and has been overwhelmed by the response of British Riding Clubs to this inaugural event at the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show.

[UKPRwire, Fri May 29 2009] With entrants from 17 of the UKs 23 British Riding Clubs taking part, the inaugural AmTrust Equine RWHS Unaffiliated Championships gave British grass-roots riders the chance of a lifetime to compete at the 2009 Royal Windsor Horse Show earlier this month.

AmTrust Equine ( teamed up with the British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs to offer riders a truly unique opportunity and the winners will be returning to Windsor in August 2009 to receive their trophies in front of the capacity crowd expected for the FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships 2009.

The AmTrust Equine Junior Dressage Championship was won by Victoria Leabeater from Hampshire on Catalan Brooklyn Bomber, with 11 year old Phoebe Carter on Lucky Jim in second place (the pair also came fourth in the AmTrust Equine Junior Intermediate Jumping Championships) and third place going to Rebecca Champion on Mockbeggar Snippett II - both riders from Surrey.

The AmTrust Equine Senior Dressage Championship was won by Mrs Alys Jones from Somerset on Able Access Ski. Michelle McDonald on Stane Street Lady from Chichester came second and third place was taken by Dr Cindy Wells from Cambridge on Cornelius Fudge.

The AmTrust Equine Senior Novice Jumping Championship was won by Miss Rosie Stevens from Suffolk on Gracie. She said: It was a superb event and to make things even better I was the winner of the Senior Novice Unaffiliated Topscore Round 3 and then winner of the Championship! I am absolutely over the moon and haven't stopped smiling since, it was a fantastic opportunity just to attend the show never mind win at it. The rug presented to me and my amazing horse Gracie was fabulous. Thank you once again to everyone at AmTrust Equine.

The AmTrust Equine Senior Intermediate Jumping Championship winner was Rachel Horton Bacon on Salandra, while 16 year old Sally Lyons on Snapdragon (also known as Billy) stopped revising for her 10 GCSEs long enough to win the AmTrust Equine Junior Novice Jumping. Hollie Leathem from Blackheath in London on Million Dollar Pony won the AmTrust Equine Junior Intermediate Jumping Championships.

Perdie Reid, Claims Manager from AmTrust Equine said: We were overwhelmed by the number of entrants who took the time and effort to participate in the AmTrust Equine RWHS Unaffiliated Championships. It was a delight to see so many amateur riders from around the country have the time of their lives at such a prestigious show. We will continue our support of grass-roots riders at events both large and small and look forward to seeing our winners again in August.

AmTrust Equine will be supporting the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials for the second year in September and will be cheering on the grass roots riders at events all around the country throughout 2009. Please visit for more details and information on the winning horses and riders and future events.


AmTrust Equine Junior Dressage Championships:
1 Catalan Brooklyn Bomber, Victoria Leabeater, Hampshire
2 Lucky Jim, Phoebe Carter, Surrey
3 Mockbeggar Snippett II, Rebecca Champion, Surrey

AmTrust Equine Senior Dressage Championships:
1 Able Access Ski, Miss Alys Jones, Somerset
2 Stane Street Lady, Miss Michelle McDonald, Chichester
3 Cornelius Fudge, Dr Cindy Wells, Cambridgeshire

AmTrust Equine Senior Novice Jumping Championships:
1 Gracie, Miss Rose Stevens, Suffolk
2 Carys Mai, Miss Frances Small, Wolverhampton
3 Apple, Ms Pamela King, Lincoln
4 Tasmanian Devil, Mr Ollie Cossey, Somerset
6 Demdare Pomagne, Miss Victoria Heywood, Middlesex

AmTrust Equine Senior Intermediate Jumping Championships:
1 Salandra, Ms Rachel Horton Bacon, Rugby
2 Amarula II, Miss Rebekah Ashmore, Cheshire
3 Wildwinds Tocatta, Miss Lucy Savage, Berkshire
4 Hector, Miss Hayley Watchthorne, Kent
5 Queen B, Miss Sarah Thomas, Hampshire
6 Hugo, Miss Harriet Williams, Whitworth

AmTrust Equine Junior Novice Jumping Presentation of Awards:
1 Snapdragon, Miss Sally Lyons, Co Durham
2 Seasons Hycloud, Miss Victoria Lavers, Somerset
3 Jumping Jerry, Mr Harry Cannaford, Kent
4 Defender, Miss Rachel Tobin, Lancashire
5 Charlie, Miss Paige Organ, Berkshire
6 Fleetmead Annie Laurie, Miss Katarina Rosell, Hampshire

AmTrust Equine Junior Intermediate Jumping Championships:
1 Million Dollar Pony, Miss Hollie Leathem, London
2 Fusilier II, Miss Victoria Leabetter, Hampshire
3 Time Bandit, Miss Megan Floyd, Marlborough
4 Lucky Jim, Miss Phoebe Carter, Surrey
5 Sox Down Charmer, Miss Charlotte Bloodworth, Surrey
6 Kalies, Miss Katie Hartnoll, Devon

About AmTrust Equine Insurance
AmTrust Equine is the equestrian specialist division of AmTrust International Underwriters Limited. The team, based in High Wycombe, has over 40 years experience in horse insurance between them. Experienced horse-owners, the team provides an informed, knowledgeable and friendly service to its customers 365 days a year.

AmTrust Equine prides itself on being head and shoulders above its competition by providing customer service which sets the industry standard. With policies to suit everyone, AmTrust Equine is backed by one of the biggest names in insurance and will guarantee complete peace of mind.

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