Jeff’s company, Osborne Refrigerators is the familiar name that has been a major equestrian sponsor for many years in all spheres. Jeff has been the main sponsor of many Horse of the Year Show classes, as well as sponsoring the British Driving Society National Championships, set up to encourage grass roots, junior, trade and show classes. Jeff has also been a competitor himself in the show ring in some guise for over 60 years. Originally competing in various show jumping classes at county level, and self-confessed speed demon, he became involved with scurry driving. He set up and currently chairs the Osborne Scurry Group, which has its championships at the Horse of the Year Show.
Jeff is also a great supporter of the traditional side of driving, and has had much success both in the private driving and trade rings with his turnouts, including taking part in Attelage competitions, both in the UK and abroad. He is also a passionate advocate of the Hackney Breed, having shown his own Hackneys with great success over the years.
His current passion though lies in the sport of scurry driving, and he is still to be seen competing even though now in his 80s.