Sponsorship news in the UK and Irish horse industries

  • Dressage rider Lucy Fallen is the newest member of Team Selwood — a group of professional, amateur and student riders sponsored by equestrian fashion company Selwood Equine.

    Eventer Louisa Milne Home will be sponsored by Robinson Animal Healthcare — the producers of innovative healthcare products. “ I have been a fan of the Robinson Animal Healthcare range for years and trust their high quality products to deliver the best possible care,” said Louisa.

    Equestrian companies Saddles Direct and Kieffer will be sponsoring Lancashire-based producers Astrid Bolton Sport Horses for the 2013 season.

    Eventing Ireland has announced that the CNC1* U25 league will be sponsored again this year by Equest Pramox wormers, the O/CNC2* league will be sponsored by air jacket company HitAir and the CNCJ1* will be sponsored by equestrian supplier Tredstep Ireland.

    Top showing producer Jayne Ross (née Webber) and the team at Carol Bardo’s Moor Farm will continue to be sponsored by W.F Young — manufacturers of Absorbine grooming and horsecare products.

    Equilibrium Products — whose range includes Tri-Zone and Equilibrium Therapy products — will be sponsoring eventers Lucy Wiegersma and Sam Penn, and showjumper Emma-Jo Slater for the 2013 season.

    Childéric Saddles UK will be supporting the European CIC** Championships for the second year running. The event is held in Austria in July and is open to British Riding Club members only.

    Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) has announced that Andrews Bowen will continue as the show’s official surface supplier for another five years and HorseHage will continue as the official haylage supplier for one more year.

    Haygain — producers of hay and haylage steamers — has announced its sponsorship of Bury Farm Equestrian Village in Buckinghamshire. “We want to educate horse owners about the importance of providing dust-free steamed forage to horses [and] Bury Farm presents a great platform to do this,” said Haygain’s Brian Fillery. The company will also be sponsoring the British tentpegging team.

    Equestrian feed company TopSpec will be sponsoring arenas at Bramham Horse Trials and Equifest for the first time this year. And it will also continue its support of the Great Yorkshire Show, HOYS and both the BSPS and Ponies UK summer championships.

    Gain Horse Feeds has secured a sponsorship deal with top eventer Oliver Townend. “We have had a great start to this season [and] I hope that with Gain Horse Feed’s ongoing nutritional support, we can end our 2013 season as well as we started it,” said Oliver.

    Five Star Bedding has welcomed eventer Christopher Burton onto its team of “Brand Champions” that it sponsors. The company provides the Australian rider’s string of eventers with dust free and absorbent bedding.

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