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Sponsorship news in the UK horse industry

  • Jockey Nick Scholfield is now proudly representing Simple Landlords Insurance at meetings around the UK.Having once been the youngest rider to complete the Grand National, Nick has enjoyed career success riding for top owners and trainers including Paul Nicholls, Nick Williams, Jeremy Scott, Keiran Burke, Anthony Knott, Paul Henderson, Nick Mitchell and Kim Bailey.

    Derek Coles of Direct Group said: “We’re delighted to be able to sponsor Nick and support him on his rise to the top in his profession. We’re confident his winning streak will continue with the help of Simple Landlords Insurance.”

    Nick is also enjoying success in other areas having just become a landlord himself. Nick added “It’s been a bonus being able to take out Simple Landlords Insurance for my own property. It’s one less thing to worry about when I am so busy racing.”

  • UK tenpin bowling operators and owners of Hollywood Bowl and AMF Bowling, The Original Bowling Company (TOBC), have agreed a sponsorship deal with Claire Lay from Hemel Hempstead.

Claire has qualified for the Horse Of The Year Show’s SEIB Search for a Star ridden hunters (4 October), on Adrian Lupson’s, Aturio.

    Claire, who has been riding Aturio for a year, said, “I feel extremely lucky to have found a horse like ‘Rio’ and I cannot thank TOBC enough for their kind support.

    “It shows that involvement in equestrianism can benefit companies from all industries.”

  • Terry Spraggett and Lucinda White of Home Farm, Hothorpe and the Mulbrooke Stud are to sponsor the Supreme Horse of the Year Championship at Horse of the Year Show (7 October).Previously known as the Champion of Champions, the Home Farm Hothorpe and the Mulbrooke Stud Supreme Horse of the Year Championship is the climax to the prestigious ridden showing classes at Horse of the Year Show.

    The champions of 11 classes, held throughout the week – including for the first time this year, the champion of the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship – are invited to come forward with a £1,000 prize to the winner.

  • www.esup.co.uk, an online retailer of equine, canine and human supplements, has announced sponsorship of event rider Victoria Bax of VBEventing.Kelly Fossett of ESUP said “We’re delighted to be involved with a rider such as Victoria.

    “She is extremely passionate about her sport and the re-training of ex-racehorses, which is demonstrated by her success with her exclusively ex-racehorse string.

    “We aim to support Victoria in her efforts to reach the top 10% of the Eventing discipline, something which we have no doubt she will achieve.”

    Victoria added: “I was thrilled to be approached by ESUP.co.uk as their first sponsored rider and being Essex based means I will be able to assist them at local events too.”

    It is great to know that there is a local company who sells fantastic products at very good prices on my door step, so I can highly recommend checking out their website for some fabulous deals!”

  • Online equestrian retailer, EquestrianClearance.com are the new sponsor of the British Riding Clubs (BRC) Winter Championships.Held at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire on March 30 and 31 2013, the event is one of the highlights in the BRC calendar.

    It draws competitors from all over the country including Northern Ireland, with the series focusing on showjumping and dressage competitions.

    Lorraine Meadowcroft of EquestrianClearance.com said: “Many of our customers are members of BRCs up and down the country and the sponsorship is our way of putting something back into the sport.”

    The BRC Winter Championships officially started on the 1 October, with qualifiers taking place across the 23 BRC areas.

    For full details go to www.bhs.org.uk or visit www.equestrianclearance.com

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