Top private driving producer, competitor and judge Gary Docking is being sponsored by Alva International, a company specialising in equine aromatherapy health and turnout preparations.

Gary, who is based in Hampshire, won the Harness Horse of the Year at last year’s HOYS with the 12-year-old Hackney gelding Tenderfields Black Shadow. He has also been reserve champion at HOYS on three occasions.

An expert in his sport, Gary took part in the All The Queen’s Horses equestrian extravaganza, which celebrated the Queen’s Golden Jubilee at last year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Alva International founder, Phil Bowen says: “Gary is a prominent figure in the carriage driving world and we are delighted to be backing him in his increasingly successful career. We wish him all the best in the coming season.”

Gary’s ambitions for the future include competing in coaching classes as well as teaching and lecturing across Europe and America.

  • Alva International produces a range of equine aromatherapy products including show preparation products with aloe vera and pure essential oils. To find out more about Alva International visit: www.alva-inter.com