UK equestrian sponsorship round-up

  • RaceTech

    The technical and broadcast service provider has agreed to sponsor an award of up to £500 for pony racing graduates at the end of the season.

    The award is open to individuals looking to go on to work within the racing industry.

    The funds will be available to help with equipment, travel or training courses costs.

    Winners will be revealed on 29 November at the Pony Racing Authority awards lunch.

    RaceTech is also sponsoring a gallops training opportunity provided by Patrick and Julie Scott.

    Open to those who have been part of the PRA Youth Training Scheme or BRS/NRC academy graduates, the training scheme will run on the first Saturday of each month starting from September.

    The sessions will be held at an Oxfordshire venue on an Appletree Stud pony.

    Email Clarissa Daly at ponyracingauthority@thejockeyclub.co.uk for details.


    Pontispool Equine Sports Centre

    Eventer Alex Bragg has signed a sponsorship deal with the Somerset-based centre.

    Alex, a qualified farrier who has ridden up to three-star level, will have access to the facilities at Pontispool.

    These include more than 200 cross-country fences and a three-acre arena, which also has permanent cross-country fences in it.

    “Having use of the superb facilities at Pontispool will help us enormously,” said Alex.

    “It is a fantastic place with everything you could ask for in terms of schooling young horses and giving the more experienced ones a school.”



    A two-year title sponsorship deal has been signed between Aloeride and the Home International Endurance Team Championships.

    The championships run from 2-4 October this year at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance at the Royal Welsh Showground.

    Han Van De Braak, managing director of the aloe vera supplement company, said: “To be involved at this level with such a fantastic event offered us the perfect opportunity to highlight our synergy with the endurance world.”



    The Pony Club’s regional tetrathlon championships held in Leicestershire were sponsored by the equestrian bedding company.

    Held at Aylesford Lodge Farm, Melton Mowbray, on 9-10 August, the event was contested by pony clubbers from across the UK and Ireland.

    Snowflake provided their supreme equestrian bedding for the stables plus rosettes for the winning teams and individuals.

    Organisers said they were “immensely grateful” for Snowflake’s renewed support.



    Currency exchange service Centtrip has made a sponsorship agreement with showjumper Scott Brash.

    The company is supporting him across all his Global Champions Tour (GCT) appearances.

    He will also be riding under team Centtrip at the Rolex Grand Slam final in Calgary in September.

    “He is at the top of his sport, and it is an honour to be associated with him,” said Brian Jamieson, co-CEO of Centtrip.

    “The equestrian global audience travel frequently and we believe showjumping is a very good fit for our business.”


    Bosom Buddies

    The sports bra specialists are sponsoring dressage rider Amy Woodhead.

    Amy, who has competed on the 2013 European Young Rider Dressage team, rides for Carl Hester.

    “I am active all day so need to find a bra that was comfortable but supportive,” said Amy.

    “My Bosom Buddies bras are great under any top as they are neat and comfortable but totally supportive.”

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