The Countryside Alliance was thrilled to secure the new HBX Ifor Williams trailer for its recent trailer draw, which proved extremely popular with our members and supporters.
Retired airline pilot, Paul Webster, was on cloud nine after winning the top of the range horsebox. From Swettenham in Cheshire, Paul entered the competition for his horse-loving wife, Debbie who was equally thrilled to have bagged this incredible raffle prize.
When asked about her passion for horses, Debbie said: “As well as two ponies, we also have Ted, 16.3hh thoroughbred, that’s ridden by my 16-year-old grand-daughter, Grace. It’s nice anyway to win a prize but this is amazing. I wasn’t even aware that Paul had entered the raffle, so it was an enormous surprise.
“In terms of horse trailers, Ifor Williams Trailers are the best available because they are very robust, and they tow beautifully. It’s better for the horses and it’s better for the driver.”
Paul added: “I have never won a raffle before, so it was an extremely pleasant surprise, as well as being very useful. Debbie is thrilled and we are still pinching ourselves so it’s lovely to come here to see it in the flesh so to speak and take it home with us. Winning the horsebox has made Debbie very happy and if she’s happy, I’m happy.”
Eleasha Sallis, from the Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Hunting, said: “We were determined to engage with our equine members and we couldn’t think of a better partner than Ifor Williams Trailers. We endeavoured to secure this fantastic model and the raffle has been a hit all summer. The campaign has been a great success. People were able to see the model at our events over the summer and have a look inside. Ifor Williams Trailers is a recognised UK brand for horses and it is highly respected and trusted, so it was a perfect partner for us.