18 May Up todate news on Jumping in the City
HORSE Sport Ireland have today (Saturday) announced that the Underwriting Exchange Limited will be the title sponsor of the entire Jumping In The City Series.In addition the Underwriting Exchange Limited are also sponsoring the Grand Prix classes at three legs of the series. The first leg of the series takes place in Limerick Greyhound Stadia on Friday January 5th, moves to Cork Greyhound stadia in Friday June 12th with the final leg in Shelbourne Park on Friday June 26th.
The Underwriting Exchange Limited are a Lloyds Broker with offices in London and Dublin .They are a specialist Niche Insurance and Reinsurance Broker with a strong and long history in the Irish Market.
Adrian Butler MD of the Underwriting Exchange Limited said :” This is a great initiative from HSI . From our perspective it helps create brand awareness with our existing clients. In addition we have a growing amount of clients in the Equestrian and Agriculture /Farm Sector. It will also be a wonderful opportunity to have a fun night out and invite our supporting Brokers and Service Providers to come along for a great evening entertainment. It’s a wonderful new concept in bringing the Sport to a wider audience. We are delighted to be associated with charity partner of the Series Special Olympics Ireland and we are looking forward to three exciting evenings ahead!”
Horse Sport Ireland CEO Damian McDonald said: “We are delighted to have the Underwriting Exchange Limited on board to support the series. The company is a respected brand in the insurance sector and they are as passionate as we are about making the series a success in what is it first year,” he said
Each Grand Prix, which is limited to 16 riders, will see a prize fund of €12,000 in Limerick, €12,000 Cork and €15,000 at the final leg in Shelbourne Park. Entries for the Cork and Limerick leg close on May 19th. If entries for Limerick and Cork exceed the 16 allocated spots, places will be allocated based on FEI rankings, SJI rankings and places allocated by Irish Team Manager Robert Splaine and the Organising Committee plus a place for a young rider.
Places in the final will be allocated based on FEI, rankings, finishing positions in Limerick and Cork and Organising Committee invitations.
As part of the ongoing preparation for the event this week saw a horse and rider combination jump fences in the Greyhound stadium in Curraheen Park in Cork for the first time. Pictured at Cork Greyhound Stadium are Chantal Kiely and Paul Beecher. Photograph credit to Gerard McCarthy.
The Underwriting Exchange Limited have joined Devenish Nutrition sponsors of the Puissance and West Wood/IFor Williams Trailers sponsors of the Amateur class.
Ticket for the series can be purchased by phoning the IGB ticket line at 1890 269 969 or by visiting horsesportireland.ie