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Alltech Continues Support for Showing Classes at Hickstead

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 by Heather Dodd

Now in its fourth consecutive year, leading global animal health and performance company, Alltech,is once again providing sponsorship for a number of showing classes at The Al Shira’aaHicksteadDerby Meeting (21st  – 24th June).

This legendary event, held each June is a must on the calendar for any equestrian enthusiast, bringing together world-class show-jumping, with national classes for nearly every calibre of affiliated rider.

There’s an abundance of showing classes, including the prestigious final of the Tattersalls/RoR Thoroughbred Show Series Championship, plus both scurry and carriage driving. ‘Party Night’ on Saturday evening is another focal point of the event, when everyone is encouraged to stay on at the showground for the entertaining Derby Celebrity Challenge. The acclaimed Mini Challenge should also be recognised as an important place to spot talent of the future.

Alltech will be the official sponsor of the Small Hunter Championship, the Maxi Cob, Small and Large Riding Horse classes, the Supreme Hack Championship and Working Hunter classes, which are all held during the Friday and Saturday of the show

On the Sunday, Alltech will be supporting the Show Hunter classes and the Supreme Hunter Championship, whilst also being the official sponsor of the CHAPS(UK) in-hand classes.

Previous years have seen some of the top horse and rider combinations compete in the Alltechsponsored classes where there are a number of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) qualifying tickets on offer.

Alltech’s UK Marketing Manager, Isla Baker-Browne said: “Alltechis proud to be associated with such an iconic equestrian venue and to support classes that are contested by riders at the very top of their sport.

“The team at Hickstead really knows how to put on a fantastic event, making it a great occasion for everyone involved, including the sponsors.”

The Lifeforce Range of all-natural, daily digestive aid supplements from Alltech is designed to benefit horses of every stage of life, from breeding stock to pleasure and performance animals.

For further information please visit www.lifeforcehorse.co.uk or telephone 01780 764512.

Alltech Continues Support for Showing Classes at Hickstead

BETA Launches 2018 Safety Week

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 by Heather Dodd

The British Equestrian Trade Association is putting rider safety firmly in the spotlight with the launch of a new annual initiative to highlight the importance of safety gear that is correctly fitted and fastened – and up to standard!

BETA Safety Week 2018 runs from 28 April to 6 May and is being supported by some of the sport’s leading equestrians, including event rider William Fox-Pitt and jockeys Mattie Batchelor and Marc Goldstein, aka Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer, as well as the Pony Club and British Eventing.

During the week, riders are encouraged to visit their local participating BETA retail member to get their safety equipment checked for the season ahead. Some stores will also be running special promotions and offers.

“We are extremely pleased to launch BETA Safety Week as part of a drive to flag up the need for fit-for-purpose safety clothing and equipment,” said trade association executive director Claire Williams. “Although there are other safety awareness-raising initiatives in existence, there is nothing that really stresses the importance of a riding hat or body protector’s provenance, fit, correct fastening or appropriate safety standards. BETA is perfectly placed to do this and we will be using all our expert knowledge and resources to get the message across to riders.”

Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer 930 - Marc left & Mattie right William Fox-Pitt Aiden XC13

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