Global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, will sponsor the Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships 2009.

“In 2006, Alltech made history by becoming the first ever title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and today’s announcement represents another first,” said Alltech’s founder and president Dr Pearse Lyons.

“With the Alltech FEI European Equestrian Games, we are reaching out with our industry partners to each and every horse owner and trainer across Europe as well as bringing the excitement into the homes of millions of television viewers.”

FEI secretary-general Alex McLin said: “The FEI is delighted to see Alltech become the title sponsor of one of the highlights of the 2009 sporting equestrian year.

“Some of Europe’s best horsemen and women will convene at Windsor for the 2009 Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships and we are looking forward to an event of the highest competition and organisational standard.”

The Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships will take place from the 25 to 30 August 2009 at Windsor Castle and mark the first time that the FEI European Jumping Championships and the FEI European Dressage Championships have been held together at the same venue.

Alltech will also sponsor the Alltech Royal Windsor Grand Prix, taking place during the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 13 to 17 May 2009.