Olympic Showjumper, Carl Edwards, has collected the keys to his new work horse, Ford Ranger. As a horse breeder, trainer and showjumper Carl and his family depend on the Ford Ranger for its excellent towing capabilities – up to 2,800 kg, or in equine terms, that's a double horse box.
The vehicle is being loaned to Carl by Ford as he enters this year's crucial training period for his stock of champion horses. Carl and his dad, Ray, have a stable, riding school and farm to manage and the Ford Ranger is their main working vehicle.
"Being able to tow the horses and go off-road is a great bonus. I have been driving Rangers for a couple of years now and it's a 'go anywhere, do anything' vehicle. I chose the XLT model because it means that we can get the kids in and use the vehicle on and off the farm," said Carl.
Most of Carl's home-bred horses get christened with his favourite name, Candy. It was with a 16.l hands high bay mare Bit More Candy that he took to the 2001 Sydney Olympics and on her that he won Leading Rider in the '99/00 Samsung Nation's Cup Series.Published 1 June 2003