Leicestershire horse training firm secures £25,000 in funding
MJF Equestrian, a sports horse training and sales company based in Leicestershire, has secured £25,000 in funding from First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans through the British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans programme.
Founded by German rider and trainer Maren Fischer, MJF Equestrian offers various horse training services, including breaking in young sports horses, preparing horses for competitions, owner training livery, and coaching services for new riders.
The company also sells, trains, and sources horses for potential buyers. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Maren has worked with dressage horses, show jumpers, event horses, and racehorses in Germany, Australia, the US, and the UK.
The funding from First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans will be used to purchase a horse for training and resale, with the remaining funds allocated to acquiring specialised equipment and covering working capital needs.
Maren Fischer, founder of MJF Equestrian, said: “Securing funding to kickstart my business, given the substantial overheads involved in running a yard, was the biggest challenge for me. Fortunately, I found First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans through the British Business The bank and its support were truly exceptional. They not only helped me revise my business plan but also went the extra mile in ironing out specific wording, making this business a reality.”
Angie Krawczyk, business adviser at First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, said: “Maren was fantastic to work with. Her passion and expertise shone through tremendously each step of the way, which made the application process easier for us both. I’m confident her business will be a success in the equestrian world.”