Continued support for pony eventing team in 2013

By: Horse Deals

Continued support for pony eventing team in 2013

Charles Owen is to continue to sponsor the British Eventing pony team and pony programme in 2013.

This programme is the development structure for riders aged betweentheir 12 and 16, riding ponies between 142 and 148cms. The renewedsponsorship includes title sponsorship of the Pony Trials classes whichform part of the selection process for European Team selection, inaddition to the National Pony Champs at Brand Hall and the Pony ThreeDay event at the KBIS Festival of Youth at Weston Park in October.

The Charles Owen British Pony squad currently holds European teamand individual silver title, Britain’s pony chef d’equipe Sarah Hancoxsaid: "The continued sponsorship is great news not only for the ridersbut everyone involved in the British pony programme. The support meansthat we have extra resources available for training our riders andallows us to deliver a high standard of
development for future British stars."

Roy Burek, managing director of Charles Owen & Co said: "Theimpressive young riders who compete in the Pony eventing programme arethe future of British Eventing. Charles Owen is pleased to provide themuch needed support to help create the important foundation of thesport."

2013 key dates

7-10 March - Pony Trials, Oasby (Lincs)
15-17 March - Pony Trials, Aldon (Somerset)
15-17 March – Pony Trials, Lincoln (Lincs)
6-7 April – Pony Trials, Weston Park (Shrops)
27-28 – Pony Trials, Withington Manor (Glos)
1-2 June – National Pony Championships, Brand Hall (Shrops)
16-20 July – FEI Pony European Championships (Italy)
10-12 October – Autumn Pony Three Day Event, Weston Park International (Shrops)