News of Bishop Burton’s Olympic-standard equestrian facilities is set to spread far and wide following the signing of a sponsorship deal with top event rider, Leicestershire-based Ginnie Turnbull.
Ginnie regularly competes in three and four star competitions such as Burghley, Badminton and Belton, has been presented with a new car carrying the College’s logo as part of the deal, and she will also display the logo on her horsebox, tack and clothing.
Ginnie is looking forward to visiting the College to work with students and Equine Academy scholars on a regular basis.
She is also hoping to hold clinics and demonstrations at Bishop Burton that will be open to the general public as well as taking course walks on behalf of the College at high-profile events such as Bramham International Horse Trials.
Speaking of the new agreement, Ginnie said: “I’m really hoping to encourage people to visit Bishop Burton College. The facilities are absolutely fantastic and it’s well worth seeking out.
“I’m really excited by this new agreement. To be able to work with the students and show them that eventing is not all about glamour, but it’s hard work too, and to perhaps be able to pass on some of my knowledge and experience will be great.
“If I can be a little bit inspiring and a little bit helpful I’ll be happy with that.”
College principal Jeanette Dawson is equally enthused by the new partnership.
“We really want to show as many people as possible how good the equestrian facilities are here at Bishop Burton and to be able to work with Ginnie and for her to be able to promote our centre as she travels the country attending competitions and shows, is fantastic.
“To work with an athlete of Ginnie’s calibre, who has given their backing to the College and its resources, is very exciting indeed and I know the students will benefit greatly from her guidance and expertise.
“I am looking forward to developing the partnership with Ginnie over the coming months and promoting the College’s fantastic facilities to the equine industry across the UK.”
Ginnie’s first engagement at the College will be a clinic for students on the 24th November followed by a Show Jumping Masterclass in conjunction with former International Show Jumper and Olympic Team Member Stephen Hadley on the 16th & 17th February. This event will be open to the general public.
Please contact Sara Dace in the College’s equine centre for further information on the February Masterclass on 01964 553087.