Extra horse power for Daisy and Oli

  • Daisy Dick and Oliver Townend have both taken delivery of a luxury Volkswagen Touareg 4×4 as members of the British team that competed at the World Equestrian Games in Germany at the end of August.

    Daisy, who won a team silver medal at the games in Aachen, and Oliver, 11th in the individuals, join fellow riders Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Jeanette Brakewell and Mary King in benefiting from some extra horse power, courtesy of the Volkswagen Touareg.

    One of the most sophisticated vehicles in its segment, the Touareg performs equally well off-road as well as on-road. It is its all-round ability, combined with excellent towing capacity, that makes it the ideal car to meet the needs of those involved in equestrianism.

    “I was absolutely delighted to represent Britain in the World Equestrian Games and as a result, am now very excited to be handed the keys to a wonderful new Volkswagen Touareg,” beamed 33-year-old Daisy.

    The support provided by Volkswagen for the British eventers, who regularly travel up and down the country between competitions with huge amounts of kit, enables them to perform at the highest level.

    Features such as permanent four-wheel drive, low and high gear ratios, electronic traction control linked to an auto-locking centre differential, hill start and descent assist and short front and rear overhangs all contribute to class-leading capability when venturing off the beaten track.

    As well as delivering top-class performance both on and off the road, the Touareg is luxuriously appointed and equipped, offering features, depending on the model chosen, such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite navigation, electronic climate control and a 6-CD autochanger.

    “Volkswagen is proud to support British Eventing and some of its most successful riders,” said Adam Chamberlain, head of luxury cars Volkswagen, at Blenheim. “The feedback we’ve had so far from those riders who are driving Touaregs is that the car is the perfect tool to help them do their job.”

    Volkswagen was also the official vehicle supplier for this year’s Blenheim International Horse Trials in the beautiful surrounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

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