The UK equestrian sponsorship round-up

  • The organisers of the 2nd Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle have announced that King West will be the principal sponsor for next years event (2-4 May).
    Organiser James Saunders Watson said: “This news is excellent. We embarked on establishing a horse trial in the hope that owners, riders, sponsors and visitors would not only recognise the stunning location but more importantly would enjoy the outstanding course built by Philip Herbert.
    “Sponsorship is vital to the sport and I am both delighted and grateful to Rupert West and his partners for their enthusiastic support.”

    Leading French manufacturer and wholesaler Ekkia has announced its sponsorship of the fashion show at the 2014 BETA International fair.  The special feature will be named The Equi-Thème Fashion Show.
    Ekkia chairman Jean François Vignion said: “BETA International organises a very professional fashion show, which is visually stunning with great music and choreography.
    “We have had great pleasure in participating in it for many years, but being sponsor will make our presentation of the new Equi-Thème collection even more special.”

    British para dressage riderNatasha Baker has secured a new sponsorship deal with UK based equine health company Science Supplements.
    “With Science Supplements I know that my horses will look and feel great every day,” said Natasha.
    “They are getting everything they need to stay loose and supple and even the fussiest horses love the taste of the products.”

    Cheltenham racecourse has announced that bookmakers Paddy Power has renewed its sponsorship of the Novice Gold Cup for another three years.  The race, held in November, was won by the Paul Nicholls-trained Al Ferof in 2012.
    The racecourse has also announced that the Pertemps Network Group has renewed and expanded its sponsorship of the Pertemps Series for a further 3 years.
    For the 2013/14 season, the series will consist of a record 20 qualifiers prior to the showpiece £80,000 final, run over three miles at Cheltenham on 13 March 2014.

    The Racehorse Owners Association has announced that Weatherbys Hamilton, the insurance arm of Weatherbys Bank, will be the title sponsor of this year’s ROA Horseracing Awards Dinner. The dinner will take place on Thursday 5 December at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.
    Richard Wayman, ROA chief executive, said: “Weatherbys has sponsored an Award at this event for many years and it’s fantastic to have Weatherbys Hamilton taking things one step further by becoming the event’s title sponsor.”


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