A LUCKY Mitsubishi customer from West Coker won £500 and a day out at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Caroline Clarke, of West Coker Hill, entered the national competition on the Mitsubishi website and her name was drawn at random for the fantastic prize.

She said: ‘It was a really nice surprise when I got a phone call to say that I had won, as I don’t normally win things. At first, I thought it couldn’t be me!’ Caroline, who is a retired nurse, went to the Mitsubishi-sponsored event on Saturday 10th May and said that despite some wet and windy weather it was a terrific day out – she even got to walk part of the course!

‘It was a lovely day. The Mitsubishi people looked after me brilliantly. They were excellent and made sure I was looked after.

‘It was quite an experience, as I’d never been there before. The horses looked beautiful – they were magnificent!’ A Mitsubishi Colt devotee – she’s now on her fourth model and intends to stick with them for as long as she can – Caroline said that most of the money that she won would be going on repair work at her house, although she said she might also “splash out” on some perfume.

Kate Woodward, General Manager Communications for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: ‘We’re delighted that Caroline enjoyed herself so much at the event and we’re very pleased too that the money that she won will prove to be so helpful.

‘She’s a lovely lady and it’s always nice to give people the good news that they’ve won one of our competitions, but it was doubly delightful this time as Caroline is such a faithful follower of the Mitsubishi brand.’