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The British Riding Clubs (BRC) National Championships will have a title sponsor for the first time in 2004, thanks to Derby House Saddlery.

The two-day show will take place at the Lincolnshire Showground on 11-12 September and include dressage, show jumping, veteran, riding tests, pairs and equitation classes for BRC riders.

The championship is thought to be the largest event of its type attracting more than 1,500 competitors who have all qualified at area shows throughout the UK.

Last year’s event saw record numbers competing, with 16 dressage arenas in action on the opening day, as well as four jumping rings.

Derby House marketing director Paula Burrows says: “Riding Club members are very supportive of Derby House and we are keen to put something back into their sport.

“The national championships are always a lot of fun and we are very much looking forward to being a part of the team in 2004.”

Emma Spivey of BRC says: “To have an overall sponsor such as Derby House for the national championships is a major boost for the Riding Clubs movement.”

For more information about British Riding Clubs visit: www.bhs.org.uk and click on the British Riding Clubs link.