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Steffi Boyes, 8, from High Wycombe visited The Horse Trust last weekend to collect her prize for winning the Junior category of The Horse Trust’s Easter competition.
Steffi got full marks for the quiz, which asked questions on a variety of equine topics, including horse breeds, colours and the history of The Horse Trust. She visited The Horse Trust’s sanctuary in Speen, Buckinghamshire, with her grandmother Dawn Boyes on Saturday 7 May to collect her prize – a Horse Rubik’s Cube, a cuddly horse toy and a Horse Trust calendar.
Steffi, who regularly goes horse riding at a local stable, said she was delighted to win the competition.
“I’m so excited to have won as I never win anything! I’ve called the cuddly toy Chestnut and she’s now been introduced to my other cuddly toys,” said Steffi. “I love visiting The Horse Trust and meeting all the friendly horses. I can’t believe how enormous all the retired police and army horses are.”
The winner of the Youth category of The Horse Trust’s Easter competition was Morven Downer, 13, from Piddington, Oxfordshire, who had jointly entered the competition with her sister Eleanor Downer, 10.
Morven and Eleanor won a prize of a Paint Your Horse Money Box, a cuddly horse toy and a Horse Trust calendar. Morven and Eleanor’s mum Angela said her daughters were delighted to win the prize and have shared the prize between them.
“Morven got the calendar, while Eleanor got the Paint Your Horse Money Box and they have agreed to share the cuddly horse toy,” said Angela.
Morven and Eleanor entered the competition when they visited The Horse Trust with their dad Dave during the Easter holidays. According to Angela, the two girls particularly enjoyed meeting 27-year-old Otto, a 17hh black gelding, who was owned by the Queen at The Royal Mews in Windsor Castle, until he retired to The Horse Trust in 2004.
“Morven and Eleanor came back from The Horse Trust with lots of stories. They were very impressed to meet one of the Queen’s old horses [Otto] and were amazed what lovely condition he was in, despite his age.”
Barry Simpson from Hounslow, Middlesex was the winner of the luxury hamper competition held over the Easter holidays. Alongside gifts from The Horse Trust, various Princes Risborough firms donated products including Marks & Spencer, gift shop Kado, and florist The Daisy Chain. In addition, fish wholesaler Risboro’ Fish and Kings Farm Shop in Wendover and Weston Turville landscape contractors C G M Services also donated products.