Chatsworth International Horse Trials (12-13 May) has attracted a new title sponsor in the car company Nissan. Nissan has pledged a five-figure sum plus the use of a fleet of 4×4 cars to transport vets, doctors, stewards and fence judges.

The horse trials at the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatworth estate are a longstanding fixture on the international eventing calendar and play host to a World Cup qualifier on the Sunday.

“Every year we work hard at enhancing the horse trials, so the arrival of a new major sponsor into the sport is tremendously good news,” explained the Duke of Devonshire.

Chatworth offers spectators exciting cross-country action on both days, with the beautiful Chatsworth House as a backdrop. A host of top name eventers will be vying for the Chatsworth crown and there will also be Pony Club mounted games, sheepdog and bird of prey displays and more than 80 trade stands.

“We are delighted to be the title sponsor at Chatsworth,” commented Caroline Early, Promotions Manager at Nissan. “It is a wonderful opportunity for us to expand into a new market, and we hope to build a long-standing relationship with the horse trials.”

Admission costs £10 on Saturday and £12 on Sunday, with car-parking at £2. Accompanied children 14 & under go free. Horse trials visitors can obtain reduced price admission to Chatsworth House, garden and farmyard.

Visit: www.chatsworth.org