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New SsangYong Rexton for top rider Pippa

Pippa Funnell SsangYong Rexton

British Olympic medallist Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of a new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate.

Pippa, who’s a brand ambassador for SsangYong (Korea’s oldest 4×4 and SUV specialist producer), represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends.

“I am really excited about driving the new Rexton and delighted to be continuing my relationship with SsangYong,” said Pippa.

“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.

“I drove the previous Rexton for over 18 months and it excelled in all areas of my equestrian life. I’m really looking forward to driving this new model, especially having read so many great reports.”

In 2003 Pippa Funnell became the first person to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing (consecutive wins at Kentucky, Badminton & Burghley).

Pippa also won Badminton in 2002 and 2005, and at the European Championships she’s won two Individual golds (1999-2001) and three team golds (1999-2003).  She is a three-time Olympic medallist, winning team silver in 2000 and 2004, and an individual bronze in 2004.

“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,” said Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK.

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