British Showjumping is extremely pleased to be able to announce today that Squibb Group will be continuing with their longstanding and established sponsorship of the British Showjumping Pony Foxhunter Championship. This announcement also marks Squibb Group as the longest standing sponsor of British Showjumping. The 2013 Championship Series will see British Showjumping celebrate Squibb Group’s 17th year of valued involvement and support of the Pony Foxhunter.
The 2013 Pony Foxhunter Championship Series will again culminate with the final at the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham’s NEC. The Championship is provisionally timetabled to be held on Saturday 12th October 2013 in the Andrews Bowen International Arena. Last year’s winners were Christie Pritchard and Quickstar de Jochri.
Essex based Squibb Group is renowned for being the premier demolition contractors in the United Kingdom and the company has grown to become a major global force across the controlled demolition and dismantling sectors, taking its knowledge and experience across Europe and into the Middle East regions.
Les Squibb, Chairman of Squibb Group, was instrumental in forging the alignment with the British Showjumping Pony Foxhunter Championship Series back in 1997 and he continues to be proud of the association between both parties “In the 17 years that the Squibb Group has been sponsoring this illustrious Championship, we have witnessed a number of the pony riders who have been competing at this level go on to achieve great success on horses and at senior level.
“The Squibb Group firmly believes in supporting up and coming young showjumpers and we are delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of a series that provides such an important foundation for riders.”
Maria Clayton, Head of Communications at British Showjumping, commented “To be announcing Squibb Group’s 17th consecutive year of sponsorship is testament to the Squibb family’s support of young and up and coming showjumpers. As our longest standing sponsor, Squibb Group’s enthusiasm for the Pony Foxhunter knows no bounds and we are extremely fortunate to have such a loyal sponsor.”
The Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter Championship Series is for registered ponies in Grades JD and JC which have not won a total of £500 and are ridden by Pony or Pony Associate members. Competitors have until the 30th April 2013 to qualify for the Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter Second Rounds. The Second Rounds will be held during May – August 2013 and it is at these Second Rounds that competitors will get the opportunity to qualify for the Championship Final.