We’ve recently given our business a huge rebrand to become FR Vincitore, and we are so excited to share it all with our customers both old and new. While a big part of that is telling our story and spreading the word far and wide about our quick release safety reins, we’re also reintroducing our sponsored rider team. Our sponsored riders help to boost awareness of our products by sharing them with their followers, and we are lucky to have a really good bunch on our team! They are both junior and adult riders competing enjoying a range of disciplines, and we’re proud to support several young para equestrians too. Let's introduce you to each of them.
Holly is a talented show jumper based in Cheshire who competes all over the north of England and further afield. We’re following her and her very promising young horse Forrests Rock n Roll to see what heights that they can reach together. She recently qualified him for the five-year-old finals at Northcote Young Horse Show and we can’t wait to see what she achieves next. Holly runs a busy breeding and training yard along with her partner and fellow show jumping rider Levi Critchlow and it’s becoming an operation to watch.
We also sponsor another show jumper, the talented Flo Norris! Flo is based between the UK (where she’s at Ben Maher’s HQ) and Belgium, and in 2021 competed for Team GB in the young rider Nations Cup in Cabourg France! We’re proud to support Flo and love following her as she moves up the levels in jumping with her exciting string of horses. Flo’s brother is used to competing with a very different kind of horsepower - he’s British F1 star and McLaren driver Lando Norris.
Hayden is a top event rider based just down the road from us here in Cheshire and we’re proud to support him on his competitive journey. Hayden enjoyed a stellar May, the result of lots of hard work over the winter and through the spring, with a trip to Belsay Horse Trials with four horses resulting in a first and third place in the Open Intermediate fourth in the Six-Year-Old class and second place in the Novice! How’s that for a good outing?! We’re excited to see what happens in the second half of Hayden’s season and will bring you plenty of updates.
We’re delighted to also sponsor showjumper Carmen Edwards. Carmen is based up here in Cheshire and his career is on an excellent trajectory, winning at 2* and 3* level in 2022 and really building on his successes with a win in the Bramham Classic 1.40cm recently. Carmen also produces horses for sale will his brother and fellow showjumper Will and we love hearing about the successes of partnerships he’s helped to put together.
We’re proud to support the incredible Frankie Townsend on her horsey journey and love seeing her updates! Frankie is a ten-year-old para rider who has epilepsy, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, making her day-to-day life far more challenging than it is for the vast majority of her peers. Frankie remains so upbeat and enthusiastic and shares her horsemanship and riding adventures with her ponies Bean, Aurora and Biscuit on Instagram. Make sure you check her out at @frankies_ponies!
We’re delighted to share that we support eventer and show jumper Francesca Lugo. Francesca took five years away from riding to focus on school and university and is now back and training hard with her stunning flea bitten grey Fils. Her mare Fefe is currently in foal to Olympic gold medal-winning stallion Big Star, so we’re excited to see the foal when he or she appears! (I couldn’t find masses on what she’s been up to bar schooling etc, but do let me know and I can add in)
Laura is an event rider based in the stunning hills of north Wales and has previously been part of the Great Britain young rider squad! Now a senior Laura is out and about competing on the BE and BS circuit in Wales, the Midlands and the North of England, which certainly keeps her busy! Her exciting string of horses includes the smart German-bred gelding Christoff, gorgeous mare Coirban Miss Sarco and the lovely grey gelding Luxley.
Beau is our founder Laurie’s daughter and she’s an up and coming young showjumper with two lovely ponies – Emma and KoKo! It was whilst accompanying Beau to show jumping competitions and Pony Club rallies that Laurie first came across the idea of quick release safety reins, having seen children getting tangled in falls. Now Laurie knows that Beau – and lots of other children and adult riders, can enjoy their riding and stay safe thanks to FR Vincitore safety reins. Beau is competing up to 110cm and we love following her progress on her Instagram account, so make sure you take a look! https://www.instagram.com/beau.williams.sj
Last but by no means least, we also support another incredible young para equestrian, Dylan of @panaero_and_peppers_adventures on Instagram. Dylan has Ewings Sarcoma, a type of cancer that most frequently appears in the bones and soft tissue in the legs. Dylan is an absolute warrior who manages to have a smile on his face regardless of everything he goes through and adores his ponies Inki, Pepper and the youngster Karuso. We really are in awe of Dylan and his mum Jess and are honoured to be part of his riding story.