Hiho Silver has been announced as the sponsor of the trot up at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
The sponsorship will see Hiho’s Andrew Ransford work with Badminton’s team to judge the best dressed male and female rider at the first trot up. Each of the selected ‘best dressed’ riders will win a piece of Hiho Silver jewellery to reward winning style sense.
“We’re so excited to be working with Badminton Horse Trials and sponsoring the best dressed rider at the trot up,” says Andrew. “Hiho has been coming to Badminton with its tradestand for years, and we love the whole competition. We love the style of the trot up and wanted to get involved at this level, to celebrate equestrian fashion at its finest.”
The trot up has become a great way for people to see what’s hot in the world of equestrian style. From the slightly way out and creative looks through to traditional with a twist, there’s something for everyone, male and female.
“The horse inspections at Badminton were once somewhat private affairs in the stable yard,” commented Julian Seaman, Media Director for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. “Several riders, including myself, let their more experienced grooms lead the horses up. Since they have been relocated to the front of the House they have become a great public spectacle and a veritable fashion parade for the riders. Hiho Silver’s sponsorship of a male and female ‘best dressed’ is great fun.”