Launching the GAIN/Alltech Autumn League. With Eddie Moloney and Cruicerath Flexianna at Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre, Kilkenny for the launch of the GAIN/Alltech Autumn League. From left: Joanne Hurley, GAIN Horse Feeds; Robert Wallace, Showjumping Ireland; Holly Geraghty, Alltech; Ciara Watt, GAIN Horse Feeds and Michael Phillips, GAIN Horse Feeds. Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie No reproduction fee
Moloney riding Cruicerath Flexianna, Joanne Hurley, Irish Equine Country Manager, GAIN Horse Feeds, Robert Wallace, PR & Marketing Executive Showjumping Ireland, Holly Geraghty, Marketing Co-ordinator Alltech, Ciara Watt, Brand Manager GAIN Horse Feeds and Michael Phillips, Business Manager GAIN Horse Feeds.
THE 2015 GAIN/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix Series was officially launched at Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre on the outskirts of Kilkenny city, home of Grand Prix rider Eddie Moloney. Pictured riding Cruicerath Flexianna, a 5 year old mare owned by USA Young Jumpers who are based in Tampa, FL placed 2nd in the 5 year old ‘Flexible’ National Championships at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show this summer.
Now in its 5th year, the GAIN/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix Series will see 10 legs take place in venues throughout the country starting in Ravensdale on the 13th of September with the finale concluding at the Cavan Indoor International Horse Show CSI 1* Friday evening, the 6th of November.
Newly crowned 2015 National Champion Alexander Butler claimed a back to back win in last year’s GAIN/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix Series when taking the title two years in a row with a convincing lead over his nearest rival Peter Smyth.
‘‘I have been fortunate to have claimed the title for the past two years. GAIN have sponsored me nutritionally for the last number of years and have been terrific supporters to both myself and the team back at home. Fingers crossed I can make it three in a row’’, Alexander Butler, reigning GAIN/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix Series Champion.
ShowjumpingIreland Chairman, Tony Hurley commended both Global companies for their continued support of the Autumn Grand Prix Series; ‘’This is fantastic news for ShowjumpingIreland that we have two Global companies in GAIN Horse Feeds and Alltech continuing their sponsorship with the Association, we are very grateful to them for their support. The Autumn Grand Prix League is extremely important to ShowjumpingIreland and always provides a thrilling finale to the season’’.
Holly Geraghty, Marketing Coordinator at Alltech, commented; “Alltech is delighted to sponsor the Autumn Grand Prix League, in partnership with GAIN Horse Feeds, for the fifth consecutive year. We look forward to another fantastic league and wish all competitors the very best of luck.”
Joanne Hurley, Irish Equine Country Manager, GAIN Horse Feeds commented; “GAIN Horse Feeds has a very strong relationship with Alltech and we are delighted to partner with them once again to sponsor the GAIN/Alltech Grand Prix Autumn League. Many of our customers are deeply involved in the show jumping industry and we see this collaboration as a great opportunity to underpin our commitment to this sector”.
The 2015 GAIN/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix League
Ravensdale September 13th
The Meadows September 19th
Cavan September 27th
Kernan’s October 4th
Eglinton October 11th
Cavan October 18th (TBC)
Portmore October 22nd-25th (TBC)
Killossery Lodge Stud October 24th-26th (TBC)
Wexford Equestrian November 1st (TBC)
Cavan International Show November 7th-8th (TBC)