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Horseware is searching for a grassroots rider to give a sponsorship deal to worth €10,000.

The successful applicant will get personalised kit for horse and rider, a private clinic with a top rider, tickets to major events, and support and promotion from Horseware’s social media team.

The winner will join Horseware’s team of professional sponsored riders — which includes showjumpers Laura Kraut and Cian O’Connor and eventer Michael Jung.

The competition is open to riders anywhere in the world, aged 16 and over, who don’t derive their living from riding, training or dealing in horses.

Applications close on 27 February and a shortlist of 5 riders will then be announced on 12 March. There will then be a public vote to decide the winner which will be announced on 24 March.

For more information and to apply visit: www.horseware.com/grassroots/