Showjumping Ireland are delighted to announce a renewed 3 year sponsorship contract with TRI Equestrian. This will give the Curragh based superstore title sponsorship of the RDS Pony Qualifiers and Finals for 128, 138 and 148cm Grade A Ponies and also the 148cm 6/7 Year Old competition.
The classes will run under the title of the TRI Equestrian RDS Pony Qualifiers and Finals and they will run at 4 Qualifying venues during May, June and July before the finals take place at the Dublin Horse Show in August.
The sponsorship agreement of the Qualifiers and Finals is in place until 2017 and is worth in excess of €20,000.
Dates for the 2015 season is as follows:
– Cavan Equestrian Centre 2nd May
– The Meadows 16th May
– Mullingar Equestrian 27th June
– Co Clare Showgrounds 4th July
– Dublin Horse Show 5th – 9th August
Over the last number of years, the TRI Equestrian RDS Pony classes have shown their wealth with such names as Susan Fitzpatrick, Bertram Allen and Michael Duffy going on to excel at the European Championships, World Cup and Youth Olympics. For many, the highlight of the week, for excitement, is the 128cm final which is held on Friday evening following the Aga Khan. The class provides spectators with something memorable each year, rivaling the atmosphere of a Leinster match on home soil.
Philip Masterson of TRI Equestrian commented that he is delighted to be associated with the future of the sport; ‘’TRI Equestrian is excited to announce our commitment to the RDS Pony Qualifiers for the next 3 years. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our up and coming riders for the future.’’
Liz Brennan, Chairperson of the ShowjumpingIreland Pony Committee commented; ‘’I am delighted to announce this lucrative sponsorship agreement with TRI Equestrian. They have been fantastic supporters of Irish Showjumping for many years, and it is great that they are supporting the youth of the sport.’’
Irish Sport TV will be covering this year’s opening round which takes place at Cavan Equestrian Centre this weekend. It is hoped that with parents’ permission, Irish Sport TV will interview a number of our up and coming superstars!