UK equestrian sponsorship round-up

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  • Stobart Group

    The Stobart Group will be sponsoring the 2015/16 Jump Jockeys Championship.

    The group also sponsored the 2015 Flat Jockeys Championship.

    A £65,000 prize fund has been put up by the Stobart Group, Great British Racing, The Jockey Club, Arena Racing Company, Scottish Racing and Wetherby racecourse.

    A total of £15,000 will be awarded to the Stobart Champion Jump Jockey, with cash prizes down to fifth place.

    There will also be a new £10,000 northern jump jockey of the year award plus six jockey of the month prizes to be won between November and April.

    “They are tremendous athletes and we want to create more opportunities to promote them,” said Rod Street of Great British Racing.

    “By raising their profile and billing them as the stars of our sport, they can help us broaden racing’s audience.”


    Olympia, The London International Horse Show, has revealed a new partnership with the performance clothing brand Musto.

    Musto is the official outdoor clothing supplier for the show that runs from 15-21 December.

    The partnership will also mean that the brand will support next year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show (11-15 May) and the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations that will take place there.

    “This will be my 22nd year as event director for Olympia and it’s great to see that it’s still a firm favourite amongst the top riders and fans who return year after year,” said Simon Brooks-Ward.

    Harry Hall

    Ten youngsters have been chosen to become Harry Hall junior riders.

    The clothing company will supply the riders — not all of which have their own pony— with £600 worth of clothing and equipment to help them achieve their equestrian ambitions.

    “Harry Hall has been a favourite brand with young riders for decades – a tradition we are proudly continuing with some fantastic new ranges,” said Rachel Bowles from Harry Hall.

    The full list of riders is: Robyn Byrne, eight, Charlotte Chadwick, 15, Beth Fewings, 14, Theo Funnell, 13, Ben Hopkins, 13, Ella Lucas, 15, Cerys Richards, 12, Katie Ruben, 14, Rachel Williamson and Paige Wright, 10.

    Equilibrium Products

    Dressage riders Ruth and Clare Hole are now being sponsored by Equilibrium Products.

    Ruth, 16, has competed up to grand prix and has represented Great Britain multiple times at pony and junior level.

    Thirteen-year-old Clare was the youngest member of the British team that won gold at the Pony European Dressage Championships.

    Laura Cutter, from the equestrian products company, said: “We recognise the efforts and achievements of both girls at such a young age and look forward to supporting them on their journey to what promises to be an exciting future.”


    Trainer Anthony Honeyball has revealed a new sponsorship deal with horseracing website geegeez.co.uk.

    Stable staff from the Dorset yard will wear geegeez-branded clothing and the horses will wear branded paddock sheets on the racecourse.

    Some horses in the yard will also sport the geegeez logo on their jockey’s silks.

    The website’s creator Matt Bisogno said it is an “exciting” first venture into sponsorship for the site.

    Equiform Nutrition

    Endurance rider Bella Fricker is the latest person to join the Equiform Nutrition team of sponsored riders.

    Bella, 19, is currently a member of the British under-21 squad and is the young rider representative for the midlands.

    She had a number of top-five placings at international level this season and is aiming for the Young Rider European Endurance Championships next year.


    The London-based insurance company sponsored Louise Robson’s participation in the Retired Racehorse Makeover Project.

    The event took place in Kentucky, America, from 23-25 October.

    Lousie and her horse Tinchy Ryder were the only combination to make the trip from the UK to compete. They finished in 18th place in the dressage competition.

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