Craghoppers, which specialises in producing outdoor garments suitable for wear in all weathers, is the title sponsor of the 2003 British Horse Driving Trials Association (BHDTA) National Championships.

This year’s event is being held at Windsor Great Park, Berkshire on 12-14 September and will be the highlight of the horse driving trials calendar.

This annual competition caters for novice and open single ponies and horses drivers as well as pairs, tandems and teams of ponies and horses.

Drivers have to demonstrate their driving skillsin the dressage arena, courage and stamina in the marathon, plus control and precision in the cones across three days in this driven equivalent of the ridden three-day event.

Jim McNamara, managing director of Craghoppers says: “We are very excited about our forthcoming sponsorship of the Horse Driving National Championships. Our clothing is naturally suited to the equestrian market as it protects the wearer from the rain, wind, sun and insect bites making it perfect for this type of activity.”

For more information on the Craghoppers range visit www.craghoppers.com

For more information about the National Championships visit www.windsor-driving.co.uk

Continued support from Bennington

The driving trials world received a further boost recently when carriage manufacturers Bennington announced it would continue sponsoring the results service for national events.

This service keeps the scoreboard up to date at national events as well as publishing detailed results on the internet shortly after the event finishes.