The UK equestrian sponsorship round-up

  • Equine nutrition supplier NAF is supporting the first Bolesworth Castle CSI 3* international showjumping event (12-15 June 2014). NAF is title sponsor of the show’s opening class, the NAF Five Star World Ranking Class, plus the NAF Five Star Owners and Riders Lounge. Chairman of NAF Richard Cleeve said: “We couldn’t be more delighted than to be supporting Bolesworth CSI 3* International in its inaugural year.  Making our foray into international showjumping sponsorship, whilst at the same time aligning ourselves as a leading British manufacturer in the equine industry and official suppliers to Team GBR, with this outstanding British venue is particularly exciting and fitting.  We are very much looking forward to working with the ambitious Bolesworth.”

    Saracen Horse feeds is now sponsoring showing producer and rider, Danielle Heath. Danielle said: “I am delighted to be working with Saracen Horse Feeds as I’ve been amazed at the difference the products have produced. I started to feed the Show Improver Pencils during the winter to support overall body condition and maintain trainable temperaments to great effect. Although I have a lot of different horses on the yard that require individual attention to their feeding plans, I do seem to be using less hard feed”.

    Equilibrium products has added 3 dressage riders, Jo Hamilton, Rob Waine and Daisy Coakley, to its team of sponsored riders. Laura Cutter, from Equilibrium said: “We are extremely proud to be associated with these very talented riders and look forward supporting them in achieving their goals in the future.”

    Verdo horse bedding has renewed their sponsorship with all 3 of its “Team Verdo” riders. Verdo will continue its association with showjumper Daniel Moseley,  para-dressage rider Natasha Baker and eventer Gemma Tattersall. Sales director for Verdo, Alistair McGlynn said: “We are absolutely delighted to continue to work with these riders, all of whom have helped us build the brand’s profile and allowed us to showcase the wide reaching benefits which Verdo offers to a much broader audience.”

    Timothy Foxx clothing has renewed its sponsorship of event rider Gemma Tattersall.
    A spokesman from Timothy Foxx said: “We are thrilled to continue to be associated with Gemma. Not only is she a super talented rider with a great reputation, but she looks fantastic in our clothes.”

    Event rider Marcus Reid will now be sponsored by Mirrors for Training. Marcus said: “I am delighted with my mirrors from Mirrors for Training, I have found them to be the most useful training aid when it comes to my riding. Seeing and feeling at the same time is the most valuable asset to my training — ensuring I am sitting correctly and that the horses are in the correct way of going is key. This is a product I simply will not be without.”

    Jeweller Theo Fennell will sponsor the Magnolia Cup, the women’s charity race held at Glorious Goodwood, which will be run on 31 July 2014. Theo Fennell said: “I have always loved the way Charles March, a very old friend, does things at Goodwood. I feel we share the same ethos as the team there, believing in great craftsmanship, originality and a very British style. We sponsored a race there some years ago and when this ladies race, The Magnolia Cup, came up it seemed an ideal way to re-ignite the relationship. It is both for fun and charity and we hope a good time will be had by all.”

    Private client stockbroker Killik & Co has announced its sponsorship of polo player Jack Richardson. Paul Killik, senior partner at Killik & Co said: “Jack is an extremely talented young player and we are delighted to sponsor him at an early stage of what promises to be an exceptional career”.

    Leading manufacturer Ekkia will sponsor the BETA International’s fashion show 2015 for the second year consecutive year. The show takes place on 22-24 February 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. BETA international organiser Claire Thomas said: “Ekkia’s sponsorship brings a sophisticated, continental stamp to proceedings and serves to endorse the trade fair’s strong international credentials. This year’s fashion show looked amazing and has certainly raised the bar for 2015.”

    Country wear specialist, Naylors Equestrian has extended its sponsorship of the international showjumping accumulator at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) (8-12 October 2014). James Atkinson from Naylors said: “We are excited to be continuing our partnership with HOYS in 2014, so much so that this year we are sponsoring the prestigious International Show Jumping Accumulator class, a great audience favourite. We are very much looking forward to sitting on the edge of our seats as competitors prepare to take on the ‘joker fence’”.

    The International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP) has announced it will be sponsored by Waltham equine studies group. Clare Barfoot, research and development manager at Mars horsecare said: “We are fortunate to have Waltham’s world class scientific expertise behind our brands. The continual, practical application of knowledge consistently helps to improve the health and welfare of horses and ponies worldwide and to this end we are proud to be associated with ICEEP this year.” The conference will take place in Chester from 16-20 June 2014.

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