28th May, 2014
Mairi Page's winning team of Glenbruar Highland Ponies can prove to a sponsor that success breeds success
Mairi Page has had Highland ponies all her life.
"Throughout the years, we have had many successes in the show ring and we have bred many prize winning ponies.
"As a gamekeeper's daughter, I observed and, indeed, worked with the ponies on the hill as stalking ponies as they brought the deer off the hill and carried panniers for the grouse.
"My aim is to carry on traditional working, by hiring out my ponies and myself for stalking and for pannier-carrying on the fishing/grouse beats. This said, the same ponies have to compete in showing, dressage and show jumping, all of which are within easy reach of the breed.
"The Highland Pony Society uses the motto 'Highland Pony - the versatile breed'. I travel to high profile events and compete amongst a great variety of people. Most are agricultural shows in Scotland, including the Royal Highland Show which sees 20,000 people per day over four days come through the gates.
"The opportunities for advertising there are immense. With the ponies being stabled on site throughout and being one of the largest visitor attractions, advertising would be relatively easy. The dressage competitions, in which I compete, to date have seen me qualify for various Finals, which in turn takes me further afield to more walks of life.
"The ultimate goal is to travel into England and compete in the qualifying events for The Horse of the Year Show and Olympia Championship at Christmas. These opportunities are all possible with the right sponsorship.
"Travelling costs and general costs of keeping horses mount up. However, with the assistance of a sponsor, it would be beneficial to both parties.
"I am no stranger to advertising and more than keen to 'sell' a product. Once I believe in someone and something, try getting me off the subject.
"However, the advertising available to you as a sponsor could be far-reaching and profitable: decals on my trailers, your emblems on my horse rugs and banners around my stable at shows, together with the obvious links on my own website and Facebook page.
"I have had numerous wins, including at the Royal Highland Show when one of my mares won the Supreme Championship.
"Lately, we have come home with Championships from the Nairn, Black Isle and Grantown shows and we have also qualified for local dressage finals".
Contact: Mairi Page
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