Sponsorship news in the UK horse industry

    • Dodson & Horrell is the new title sponsor of the British Showjumping National Amateur & Veteran Championships.The National Amateur Championships (15-18 November) is an end of year final at Aintree Equestrian Centre over four different heights of fences – 90cm, 1.00m, 1.10m and 1.15m.

      The National Veteran Riders Championships, which are spilt into minor and major categories, will also be held during these dates.

    • Weatherbys Bank has signed a three-year deal to be the title sponsor of Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials.The event was revived last year after a 53-year absence.

      Weatherbys Bank is a traditional family owned private bank that has been an integral part of British Horseracing for over two centuries.

      The Weatherbys Bank Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials takes place from 28-29 July.

    • HAYGAIN hay steamers is now supporting riders on the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Development Programme.The programme provides the skills and competencies required by riders to compete at the highest level with the ultimate aim of winning more medals on the World stage.

      As an official “Supporter of World Class Equestrian” HAYGAIN is offering riders on the World Class Development programme a discount of 20% off all HAYGAIN hay steamers.

    • Merial Animal Health is supplying wormer and faecal worm egg count kits free to West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Group, to support the group’s introduction of a yard-wide targeted worming programme.Based at The Magpie Centre in King’s Lynn, the group has 16 horses providing riding and carriage driving lessons to more than 100 disabled riders and drivers each week.

      Each horse has been entered onto Merial’s SMART online planner – www.smartworming.co.uk – in order to monitor and evaluate their worming needs, with all testing and worming treatment, if required, supplied free of charge.

      Merial is the manufuacturer of Equvalan and Equvalan Duo.

    • Dengie Horse Feeds has added Wiltshire-based show rider, producer judge Lizzie Briant to its growing portfolio of sponsored equestrians.”We are thrilled to have Lizzie on board as an ambassador for the brand,” said Dengie marketing manager Lisa Wilson.

      “Her horses and ponies enjoy a Dengie fibre diet and their glossy coats and great condition make them a terrific endorsement of our products.”

    • Golly Galoshes – makers of the original versatile equine gaiter for horses have signed a sponsorship deal with para dressage star Natasha Baker and her young dressage horse Bam Bam.”Golly Galoshes are an ingenious idea for both schooling/warm-up and out hacking, helping to keep my boots and bandages looking good and staying dry, no matter what the riding conditions,” said Natasha.
    • TopSpec, suppliers of horse feed balancers, will again sponsor the prestigious Show Hunter of the Year Championship on 3 October at ,a href=”http://www.hoys.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>Horse of the Year Show.During the competition at HOYS, winners of the TopSpec lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight show hunter sections will all go forward to the TopSpec Show Hunter of the Year championship.

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