This summer, jewellery company Hiho has been selling silver and leather “Team GBR bracelets” to raise money to help send Britain’s equestrian teams to WEG, in Kentucky.
Although the World Equestrian Games finished last month, the bracelets are still on sale. And every day for 19 consecutive days starting on 22 November, one lucky person who buys a bracelet online will receive their jewellery in a special box signed by a WEG medal-winning rider.
Team gold and individual silver eventing medallist William Fox-Pitt is one rider to sign a box.
He said: “This is a great idea with Christmas just round the corner, and a nice way to celebrate the team’s successes.”
With 20% of all sales proceeds going to Team GBR, the project has been a great success, says British Equestrian Federation (BEF) spokesman Anna Greenway. Over £7,000 has been raised so far.
Anna explained: “The project with HiHo was so well received [by the public] that we have decided to make it a long term partnership that will provide extra support for the teams.
“Any money raised is used to help the teams train and compete — including the non-Olympic teams who get no government funding.”
She added that new products are planned for the range, and that Somerset-based Hiho is “passionate about helping the sport”.
Bracelet prices start at £12 for a uni-sex leather bracelet, and £40 for a ladies silver bracelet.
• For full terms and conditions, and to place an order, visit www.hihosilver.co.uk