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22/01/2013

22nd January - Dodson & Horrell continues sponsorship of Pony Club and Riding Club Eventer Challenge at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Dodson & Horrell Ltd, Europe’s leading supplier of horse feed, will sponsor the Pony Club and Riding Club Eventer Challenge at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials yet again in 2013 making it one of the most long-standing sponsors of this hugely popular horse trials event.

Dodson & Horrell has supported Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in varying capacities for over 10 years, reflecting the company’s continued commitment to supporting young and amateur riders. As well as being the official sponsor of the Pony Club and Riding Club classes, Dodson & Horrell also provides its renowned horse feed to competitors in the three star classes.

The Pony Club and Riding Club Eventer Challenge is a popular series of events at Blenheim. The grass arena-based competitions comprise 1.05m show jumps and cross country jumps and the team with the lowest cumulative score is the winner.

2012 winners were The Thetford Chase Pony Club and The Bourne Valley Riding Club.

An award is also given for the most stylish rider, with prizes in 2012 going to Julia Horton and Royal Walsh from the Stansted & District Riding Club, and Freya Hibbard and the Rusty Box from the Minchinhampton Pony Club. 

Sam Horrell is Marketing Director at Dodson & Horrell, he said: “Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is a hotly anticipated event in the equestrian calendar attracting a high calibre of riders from around the world.

 “We are delighted that Blenheim has given us the opportunity to sponsor the Pony Club and Riding Club Eventer Challenge for another year and look forward to the competition and announcing the 2013 winners.”

Mandy Hervieu is Event Director of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, she said: “Dodson & Horrell is one of our longstanding sponsors having supported the event for well over 10 years with both feed for the three star competitors and sponsorship of the Pony Club and Riding Club classes.

“We are really pleased to have them back at Blenheim in 2013 and so, I am sure, are all the competitors who enjoy taking part and can do so because of the commitment of fabulous supporters of the event and sport like Dodson & Horrell.”

The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are taking place between 12th – 15th September 2013.