The company behind Belton Horse Trials and the Grantham Cup, Bede Events, has joined forces with Nomad Direct, official UK distributor of Nomad, the world’s first cordless portable washer.

Nomad Direct has signed up as an associate sponsor of all Bede’s events — Belton, Oasby, Hopetoun, Shelford and Osberton International Three Day Event.

Nomad will provide horse washing facilties at Belton Horse Trials (1 -3 April), which will host a very competitive field, including multiple Olympic Gold medallist Mark Todd, Zara Phillips and Badminton 2010 winner Paul Tapner.

Nomad Direct sales director Gary Rands said: “This development puts us at the heart of the top flight of equestrianism in the UK continuing our promotion in this field from last year.

“We have seen support for the Nomad in every equestrian sector build over the last few months and we believe that the events managed by Bede are an excellent fit with our strategic aims.”

And Stuart Buntine, from Bede Events said: “We welcome Nomad as an associate sponsor throughout the season, their support is greatly appreciated and will assist in the continue development of these events. We are really pleased to be able to support such an innovative idea that will be of great benefit to all riders in the sport.”