Top British horsewomen and member of the 2016 Olympic Team GB, Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of her new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. As a brand ambassador for SsangYong – which is Korea’s oldest 4x4 and SUV specialist producer, Pippa represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends.
Commented Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK, “We are absolutely delighted to have Pippa as one of our brand ambassadors. As a manufacturer of authentic four-wheel drive vehicles noted for their off-road and towing capabilities, the equestrian market is an audience we value enormously and are privileged to be working with a horsewoman of Pippa’s standing.”
Pippa Funnell added: “I am really excited about driving the new model year Rexton and delighted to be continuing my relationship with SsangYong. In the equestrian world it is essential to have a reliable 4-wheel drive vehicle that’s capable of towing a large horse or work trailer loaded with heavy jumps around the farm, and to get me to events often in wet, muddy conditions.”
Eventing, including the title sponsorship of The SsangYong Blenheim Horse Trials and as the Official Vehicle Sponsor of Badminton Horse Trials, has become an integral part of SsangYong’s marketing activities complementing the firm’s focus on 4x4 vehicles and Sports Utility Vehicles. Both major equestrian events present a perfect platform for SsangYong’s 4x4 range, including the awarding winning Musso pick-up truck and its flagship vehicle, Rexton.
Made in Korea
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 75 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time. To download hi res images via the SsangYong online press office visit: https://media.ssangyonggb.co.uk/
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
British Olympic rider Pippa Funnell, who is based near Dorking in Surrey, is a former three-time winner of Badminton and former European Champion. She last competed here in 2018 with Billy Beware with who she was 6th in 2014. In 2016 she was a member of the team for the Rio Olympic Games (Billy the Biz) and in 2015 was a member of the British team that won silver at the European Championships and was 8th individually (Sandman 7). She first competed at Badminton in 1988 and etched her name into the eventing history books when in 2003 she became the first winner of the Rolex Grand Slam (for consecutive wins at Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley). Pippa now also competes in international show jumping.
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