Boost for British event horse breeders

  • A new prize has been introduced for the breeder of the highest placed British-bred horse in each age section at the WINERGY Burghley Young Event Horse final at this year’s Burghley Horse Trials (1-4 September).

    Twenty-one British-bred horses have triumphed in this showcase for eventing stars of the future to date and WINERGY is keen to remedy the fact that their breeders have gone unrewarded for their efforts. This year the winning breeders will each receive £200-worth of WINERGY feed.

    Jeremy Brereton, managing director of Effem Equine Ltd, the company behind the WINERGY brand, said: “British breeders are the foundation of our sport, developing the equestrian team horses of the future. WINERGY is proud to extend its association with the WINERGY Burghley Young Event Horse Series with the introduction of a dedicated prize designed to recognise the significant achievement of breeders.”

    The WINERGY Burghley Young Event Horse Series for four- and five-year-old potential event horses has become as much a part of Burghley Horse Trials as Capability’s Cutting and the Trout Hatchery. It has recognised the star quality in a number of horses that have gone on to represent Britain including Primmore’s Pride and Shear H20, while 12 former young event horse finalists took part in last year’s Burghley Horse Trials.

    Pippa Funnell has been a long-term supporter of the competition, winning some six young horse championships along the way, while Tina Cook, winner of the five-year-old championship with Miner’s Frolic in 2003, has described the competition as “good for owners and breeders to aim for”.

    Twenty WINERGY Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers are being held around the UK between now and August 2005, culminating in the finals for four- and five-year-old horses at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincolnshire, on Friday 2 September 2005.

    For further details on the qualifiers and how to enter visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk or (tel: 01780 752131).

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