Pru Dawes wins the ‘Masters’ Big Prize Draw

Pru Dawes from East Sussex has won the British Eventing ‘Masters’ Big Prize Draw, securing a 2023 British Eventing membership for her and her horse, a year’s feed for one horse from Baileys Horse Feeds and a £500 Jump 4 Joy voucher.

The Novice and Intermediate Masters Series offers a unique opportunity for riders competing at Novice and Intermediate level. The classes not only provide the overall winner with a prestigious Novice or Intermediate Masters title, but also a whole host of fabulous prizes for all the placed riders.

On top of the prizes that they took home on the day, the Top 6 finishers in every Masters competition in 2022 also received a ticket for the ‘Masters’ Big Prize Draw. With the final leg of the Masters series having taken place at Norton Disney last weekend, it was time to draw the lucky winner.

“This is so unexpected,” said Pru, who collected her ticket for the draw when finishing fifth in the Novice Masters at Barbury International with Monbeg Hendricks. “I am so grateful to have won this prize. I can’t wait to see how my horse and I will improve over the next year with the help of such generous prizes.

“The Novice Masters is a fantastic series with a great atmosphere, and I really appreciated doing it on my horse before we stepped up to Intermediate,” she added. “It was a great stepping stone for us, and this news is the icing on the cake.”

Pru and Monbeg Hendricks

A runner up prize of a £500 Jump 4 Joy voucher was also up for grabs, with this generous prize going to Douglas Crawford from East Lothian. A fourth place finish in the Intermediate Masters at Belsay International in June with Shadow Lad gave Douglas his ticket for the draw.

“I competed in the Novice Masters last year and loved it,” said Douglas. “So, this year I took the opportunity to step up and compete at the Intermediate Masters at Belsay International, which is a great event.

“The series is great for owners, there is always a great atmosphere for the horses, and you get to run against good riders and horses. It is the series that keeps on giving and I am really pleased to have won a Jump 4 Joy voucher. It’s super!”

The draw was overseen by BE Chief Executive, Helen West. “Huge congratulations to all eight of our Masters Champions this year and to all those who have taken part in this fabulous series. We have seen some superb battles unfold in these classes, which has delivered some great sport and kept spectators entertained. A big thank you to all of our sponsors for their support with the series, namely Baileys Horse Feeds, Bates Saddles, Bettalife, the EHOA, HorseQuest and Jump 4 Joy.”

Jane Buchan from Baileys Horse Feeds further commented, “We’re delighted to have supported the Master Series Big Prize Draw and are looking forward to meeting Pru and working with her, to provide nutritional support over the coming year.”

The Masters have been supported by the British Eventing partnership with funding from sponsors and partners including Baileys Horse FeedsBates SaddlesBettalife, the EHOA and HorseQuest providing the prize money and prizes for the Novice Masters and Intermediate Masters Series, with further generous support from Jump 4 Joy in respect of the prize draw.

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