Isleham Horse Trials continues to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) for the fifth time, having raised over £ 200,000 for local charities over the past 30 years.
The Cambridgeshire site is preparing to host its first UK eventing match since the start of the pandemic (July 24-25).
The organizers thanked the generosity of everyone involved over the past three decades for helping to raise £ 204,150 for good causes.
“We cannot thank the riders, owners, sponsors and supporters enough for their continued generosity,” said co-organizer Jackie Seddon.
“This season our special thanks go to the Veterinary Surgeons at Rossdales, who continued to support them and allowed us to deliver upper limit cash prizes to BE100 and novice competitors, while being able to raise important and vital funds. for the charitable organization of the event. “
Donations include £ 48,000 to MacMillan Cancer Relief, £ 28,000 to Papworth Hospital, £ 26,500 to the Riding for the Disabled Association, £ 11,700 to Pos + Ability, £ 10,000 to Epilepsy Action, as well as donations to a number of other hospital trusts, hospices and charities.
“So far we have been able to present the EAAAA £ 46,750, but they need every penny to keep flying and serving the equestrian and rural communities,” added Ms Seddon.
“Our goal is to raise additional funds for the association through our event in July.”
Horse of the Year Show
Robinsons Equestrian has signed a new contract with Horse of the Year Show (HOYS, October 6-10) to take over the reigning sponsorship of the Foxhunter Pony Championship.
The final will open the Friday evening performance of HOYS (October 8) at the Andrews Bowen International Arena.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Horse of the Year show once again,” said Harriet Billingham, Commercial Director of Robinsons Equestrian.
“As one of the main events on the equestrian calendar, this is something that we and our clients look forward to year after year.
“This year, sponsorship of the Robinsons Equestrian Pony Foxhunter Championship is particularly exciting as it gives us the opportunity to say thank you and well done to the equestrian community during the difficult times we have experienced over the past year.”
Other HOYS sponsorship news includes the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd, which has supported the show since 2016 and added the Ear of the Year Championship to its list of sponsored classes this year.
Debbie Harrod, on behalf of the Catplant Group of Companies and the Harrod and Coles family, said: “The Catplant Group of Companies is proud to continue to sponsor hunters to the Horse of the Year Show, as well as the ear of the year they sponsored in the Harrod & Coles family name. As business leaders, we are delighted to be associated with the biggest equestrian event in the world. As a family, we all agree that the atmosphere and competition at HOYS is an experience like no other and we look forward to the 2021 event. ”
HOYS is also continuing its partnership with Derby House, as the official carpet supplier.
Event Director Emma Williams said: “As a business, [Derby House] shares our passion by creating special moments at the Horse of the Year Show. Our champion rugs are an iconic memento of victory and we know they are treasured and cherished possessions of those who were lucky enough to win them. We can’t wait to see this year’s champions wearing their purple carpets again.
The classic Ferrari dealership will sponsor the Guards Polo Club’s new high-goals tournament, the Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup (August 1-22).
John Collins, the founder of Talacrest, is a former player and already a supporter of the Guards Polo Club. This includes sponsorship of the club’s annual Young Player of the Year award to the tune of £ 15,000 each year.
“I have been involved in polo at the Guards Polo Club for over 30 years so I am delighted to be able to support the club in this new high goal competition. I know from first hand experience playing high goals at Guards that the opportunity for players to compete at the highest level on the best pitches is invaluable, ”said Collins.
“If Talacrest’s support can move this tournament forward, then I am honored to nominate our name for the Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup. “
Guards Polo Club President Brian Stein added: “I have known John for many years – I have played against him on the polo fields here at the Guards Polo Club on numerous occasions – and I am delighted that he be ready to extend their already generous support to the club by sponsoring the Talacrest Prince of Wales Championship Cup. John’s knowledge of the game and the fact that he knows many players add an additional element of community and understanding to this sponsorship . We look forward to welcoming John, his Talacrest team and hopefully some wonderful classic Ferraris to the Guards Polo Club in August. ”
This will be the first time in the club’s 66-year history that the Guards Polo Club has hosted two 22-goal tournaments during its summer season.
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Vida Wood United Kingdom (Vida)
The company has been named the official bedding supplier for the British Show Jumping Championships (BSNC) (3-10 August) and Stoneleigh Horse Show (14-15 August), at Stoneleigh Park.
“We are very proud to be able to provide bedding for the prestigious UK National and Academic Show Jumping Championships, and for the Stoneleigh Horse Show for 2021,” said Matthew Johnson of Vida. “Vida’s popular bedding is made from sustainable Swedish forest raw materials that are dust-free and completely free of chemical additives and treated wood, which is very important for performance horses and all equine competitors. We wish everyone good luck and hope you enjoy the show.
Equine nutrition specialists have signed a new sponsorship agreement with the STARS Champion of Champions Show at the Aintree Equestrian Center (19-21 November).
The championship event is organized specifically for members of the riding club and the pony club.
“We are really trying to put on a fabulous show, with a championship feel and we are delighted to welcome this new partnership with TopSpec. This year will be our third event and it will no doubt continue to grow in stature and popularity,” he said. said founder Sarah Harrison.
Nicola Tyler of TopSpec added, “Sarah and the team quickly developed a fantastic show for members of the Riding Club and Pony Club interested in the show and we are very happy to support the event.
“Our team of feeding advisers will be on hand for three days to provide expert yet friendly feeding advice to all competitors looking for help with their horses or ponies.”
The van and trailer manufacturer continues its long-standing support for the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials (August 26-29).
Equi-Trek Managing Director Tom Janion said: “We are delighted to be back at Blair to sponsor the prestigious Equi-Trek Arena and catch up with all of our valued customers in Scotland and the North.
“Blair Castle is a superb site and still attracts many top riders from all over the world.
“The Equi-Trek team is looking forward to one of the most Nordic events on the calendar, well known for its fantastic hospitality and great competition.”
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