Posted: 6th May 2020 | Back to news feed

Nurse launches nationwide equestrian business during lockdown to raise money for the NHS.

Equestrian Giveaways was scheduled to launch in August 2020 but Beatrice Vaughan and her partner Ben Hodson decided to bring the launch date forward and refocus the business entirely on raising funds for the NHS Charities Together Campaign. 

Beatrice, a nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and life-long equestrian, insisted Ben, a start-up advisor, sales consultant and long-suffering horse husband, worked tirelessly to launch Equestrian Giveaways in just under a month.

“We had planned on building the website, approaching well known equestrian brands and product partners and launching just before our wedding in September of this year however all our plans went out the window when lockdown was imposed.” Ben says: “The wedding has been postponed for another year and the business has launched almost 5 months early! I had planned on Equestrian Giveaways being a commercial venture to recoup some of the money that gets spent on our horses however Beatrice was adamant that we launch quickly and donate everything to the NHS. So that’s what we’ve done.”

Beatrice and Ben are eager for fellow horse lovers and equestrian enthusiasts to get behind the venture to help raise much needed funds for the NHS. “We always planned on donating some of our profits to equestrian charities, I follow lots on Facebook and donate regularly but for this month at least, the NHS will get everything we can raise.” Beatrice says: “I can’t believe we managed to get everything done in such a short space of time, the brands have been amazing, they really have, many of them donating their top of the line products so a huge thankyou to them.”

Equestrian Giveaways went live on May 4th, is supported by a long list of well-known equestrian brands and features competitions to win amazing and exclusive items from the likes of LeMieux, Heiniger, Hit-Air, Ariat, Ifor Williams, Dubarry and many more.

Equestrian Giveaways is the ultimate online destination for horse lovers to win all things horsey for the rider, horse, and yard. Their mission is to make exclusive, luxury, and aspirational equestrian products available to every equestrian enthusiast at a fraction of retail prices through low cost and best odds competitions.

They’re donating 100% all profits from competitions drawn in May 2020 to the NHS Charities Together Campaign so make sure you enter one of their competitions to help launch Equestrian Giveaways, support the NHS and be in with a great chance of winning some amazing equestrian prizes.

Visit to enter and head over to to show your support.

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