What a Christmas Present!
The winner of the Baileys "Cash for Christmas" Prize Draw for £1,000 was Peter Parsons of Knossington in Leicestershire. Peter runs a hunting yard in the Cottesmore country, feeding 10 horses and had been collecting the tokens on promotional bags of Baileys Economy Mix which he sent in for his Christmas "cash back". An added extra for this year's promotion was the entry into a free prize draw for £1,000 for every 20 tokens that were sent in.
Although obviously delighted to receive the news of his early Christmas present, he was unable to collect the cheque in person at the International Show Jumping Championships at Olympia just before Christmas, as this was a Monday, normally his busiest day preparing horses for hunting on Tuesday. However, his wife, Heather and 11 year old daughter, Angela had a super day out, receiving the cheque before lunch and then enjoying the afternoon performance at Olympia plus a look behind the scenes with Baileys supported show jumper, Andrew Davies. "We have never won anything like this before and nor had we been to Olympia so it's been twice as exciting for us," said Heather.
Also sharing in their success was Kerry O'Connor of Welland Valley Feeds who won £1,000 as the supplier of the winning feed! "We had ordered some feed from Baileys that was due to arrive on Monday but when their Sales Office rang to say that I probably wouldn't be there to help unload it, I had no idea what they meant and had a lovely surprise!" she said. Kerry has 13 staff working in her Market Harborough store and brought Stella Garfield with her for the special day out.
Of particular significance at Olympia each year is the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Ridden Mountain Moorland Championship which this time was won by the Highland stallion, Snowydene ridden by Lizzie Briant.