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EQUESTRIAN specialist estate agency, Richard Watkinson & Partners has announced a new sponsorship deal with experienced eventer Jacky Beavan ahead of her latest competition at Osberton Horse Trials.


The competition, which is taking place this week, will see hundreds of riders compete across more than 30 events, with Jacky competing with her horse Quinquaginta (Chico) in the three day CC1* event which includes dressage, cross country and show jumping over the course of three days.

“I first met Jacky through the East Midlands Riding Club,” said Kirsty Keeton, director at Richard Watkinson & Partners.

“As Osberton is such a prestigious event we wanted to do everything we could as Jacky is such a fantastic rider and has a really inspirational story,” continued Kirsty.

Jacky was a keen horse rider until she was 18-years-old. She then suffered a concussion after falling off a horse and, as a result of this, tragically was involved in a serious car crash.

“I had some time off riding due to losing one of my eyes in the crash,” explained Jacky, who, when she isn’t competing, is an interior designer and now lives with her son who owns a Polo Club in Warwickshire.

“I wasn’t able to compete at this level until I was in my early 50s. About 20 years after my crash I started hacking out intermittently and gradually building up to this level – you do need a talented horse to be able to compete at trials like Osberton too though, of course.

“I’m really looking forward to competing at Osberton – I will be one of the older riders there so it’s great to have the support of Richard Watkinson & Partners behind me. It’s not cheap to compete so sponsorship like this really does go a long way,” continued Jacky.

Richard Watkinson & Partners has had a presence in the East Midlands for almost 30 years, with offices across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Founder and director, Richard Watkinson still handles the firm’s properties from its Newark branch.

“We’re a family firm with strong roots in the area and are experts in the equestrian housing market – we have a team of specialists who understand the market and are experienced in dealing with properties with land, outbuildings and space for equestrian pursuits,” added Kirsty.

“Osberton is also a special place for me, having grown up there during my years in the pony club and I continue to compete with my horses whenever I can.

“As a business, we’re keen to support those looking to get back into sport or those who maintain their passions into their later years – Richard continues to participate in motor sport hill climbing in his modified MG Midget as a veteran himself. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take part in higher level sport.

“I look forward to watching Jacky compete and wish her the best of luck,” concluded Kirsty.

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