While most showing competitors are focused on strapping and oiling their mounts at this point in the season, producer Andrew Done is honing his own muscles.
The rider is preparing for his attempt to become the next Mr England. Andrew won the title of Mr Staffordshire in May and will join 19 other finalists at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 14 August.
As well as making regular visits to the gym, Andrew must also raise as much money as possible for his chosen charity, Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), to secure the Mr England title.
Walsall based Black Country Saddles have generously offered as raffle prizes a Classic Show Saddle worth around £1,000, girth and bridle and Andrew is busy touring horse shows around the country selling raffle tickets and garnering support for his Mr England bid.
“People have been so generous and RDA is such a wonderful charity that everybody seems keen to vote for me and support it,” said Andrew.
”I have raised almost £1,000 so far and I would like to thank Wendy Hartley and the team at Black Country Saddles for giving me such generous prizes.”
Andrew will be making a guest appearance at Uttoxeter races on Friday 24 July, where he will judge the best hat/outfit competition and do a slot on Signal Radio.
“I`m not used to being the centre of attention — the focus is usually on my horse,” said Andrew. “Obviously my riding has taken a back seat until after the Mr England final but I hope to do some Horse of the Year Show qualifiers later in the season.”
If Andrew is victorious in the Mr England final he will go on to represent his country in Mr World.
To vote for Andrew text Mr England01 to 63333 or visit Andrew Done`s Just Giving page to make a donation to RDA or to register for raffle tickets.