WINNING the loan of an Avant compact tool carrier has revolutionised the way leading showjumper Phillip Miller runs his Hertfordshire-yard.
Phillip is well known for his longstanding partnership with the charismatic grey Caritiar Z on whom he won the iconic Hickstead Derby in 2013 when jumping the only clear round.
The Avant tool carrier was secured at the end of this summer’s season when Philip won the The All England Jumping Championships Grand Prix at Hickstead and since it arrived he has found it a ‘real asset’ to the busy competition yard, full and part livery as well as the riding school.
Phillip soon discovered that the Avant was able to make light work of so many of their everyday chores around the very busy Greenacres Equestrian Centre currently home to more than 200 horses.
Said Phillip: “The Avant is essential for a busy yard, we use it every day, I don’t know how we manged without it.
“In particular, the Avant is fantastic for putting hay and haylage out to the paddocks in winter to replace the slow and tedious use of wheelbarrows.
“On a daily basis we use the Avant to transport straw and hay bales, unload feed deliveries, for general clean-up duties and to clean up the muck heap.”
Added Raimo Ala-Korpi, Managing Director of Avant UK: “We are delighted Phillip is putting the Avant to work and realising its true potential on the yard.”
Avant manufactures a wide range of compact, 4-wheel drive machines, which can be fitted with a very comprehensive range of accessories to meet the many varied requirements of the hire market to make general maintenance jobs, easy and less labour intensive.