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Posted on April 5th, 2018

Belton International Horse Trials: Amputee jockey Guy Disney and Olympic champion Ginny Elliot in attendance

Eventing and racing enthusiasts will have a chance to get up close and personal with amputee jockey Captain Guy Disney and four-time Olympic medallist Ginny Elliot in Lincolnshire next weekend.

Leading equine and bloodstock insurance broker Lycetts is hosting Q&As with Elliot and Disney at the Belton International Horse Trials, which runs from 13th – 15th April.

Elliot, a British horse rider well-known in the world of eventing, was the 1986 World Champion and three-time Individual European Champion (1985, 1987, 1989). She also won two World team golds (1982 and 1986) and four European team golds (1981, 1985–89).

A four-time Olympic medallist, she won Individual bronze and team silver in both 1984 and 1988. From 2008 to 2013, she was the manager of the Irish eventing team.

Elliot, who competed as Ginny Leng, will be joining Lycetts and The Horsepower Club at Lycetts’ Marquee for a talk and Q&A on Saturday 14th April at 2pm.

Disney, a former army officer who lost the lower part of his right leg in 2009 in Afghanistan, made history in 2017 when he became the first amputee jockey to win at a professional racecourse in Britain, riding Rathlin Rose to victory in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown.

He repeated this feat when winning the Grand Military Gold Cup in March 2017 and then again, when he won the former race for the second year running in 2018.

The Lycetts-sponsored jockey will be giving a talk, before answering guests’ questions, at the Grantham Cup Breakfast on the grounds of Belton House on Sunday, from 8.30am.

It is the sixth year that Lycetts has sponsored the CIC*** Grantham Cup, and this year the firm became title sponsor for final day of the trials.

To celebrate, Lycetts will be holding a free prize draw, with prizes including two tickets to the Lycetts box at Cheltenham for the Open Meeting, Fairfax and Favour boots, a Clare Brownlow picture, and Haynes Hanson and Clark champagne.

Guests can enter the free prize draw by visiting the Lycetts Marquee, where drinks will be served throughout the weekend.