Hereford based online tack shop, Equitak, has just announced they are to sponsor Leominster show jumper, Erin Cullimore.
John trained with Olympic Gold Medalist, Matt Ryan, whom he said helped him such a lot. “I wanted to help out a young rider in a similar way as Matt helped me as it is very hard to get started.
Equitak was started by horseman, John Jones, at the end of June 2011. “I started the company because I was fed up of not finding the things I wanted at a good price. Equitak began with most items under the recommended retail price so it would help everyone save money. We also have a product of the month for better savings again,” John said. Items are being added to the Equitak website all the time and John promises that if you find the same item somewhere else for less he will try his best to match or even better the price.
Erin has been competing at affiliated show jumping for the last two years with her ponies Tally Ho Toby and recent addition, My Fletcher. She has already been Wales and West Mercia Junior League winner and has jumped at Pony of the Year and Scope Festival of Show Jumping, and is currently jumping Newcomers. She has competed all over the country this summer. This is her last year in Juniors and she will be moving on to jump horses soon.
“I think business and show jumping have some similarities in that you have to get stuck in and go for it if you want success” he said. “ You also have to watch the pennies and this is where I hope I am helping Erin.”
“I am really grateful to John and Equitak for the help,” said Erin. “ My aim is to get a horse for Senior classes next year and take it up through the grades. I would love to ride at Horse of the Year and my big dream would be to represent Team GB at top level. I have just left school so I can develop my career and concentrate on show jumping.”
Contact: John Jones: 07792153417 / 01432 271886