THIS year sees a host of new sponsorships in the world of dressage for North Yorkshire-based TopSpec.
Well known for their range of feed balancers and other innovative horse feeds, TopSpec enter their second year of sponsorship of the Medium Open and Medium Restricted series with the finals taking place at the British Dressage National Championships – September 15 to 18 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
And on the rider front Yorkshire-based Anne-Marie Perry-Cowan and Worcestershire-based Kate Cowell join the team for 2016.
Long-standing sponsored riders include Jo Barry, a recent winner of three titles at the Winter Regional Championships in Ayrshire.
Riding Corchapin, Jo won two Advanced Medium Opens and the Prix St Georges Freestyle.
Now nine-years-old, Corchapin is jointly owned by Jo and Lady Hope and is on the World Class equine pathway programme.
Team member Hayley Watson-Grieves is also on great form with Rubins Nite having just competed successfully at the Invitational 5* CDI in Doha, Qatar.
The pair achieved some fantastic results with an international personal best and gained much experience especially as it was Rubins Nite’s first time travelling by plane.
Said Hayley: “As we couldn’t take feed with us I want to say a huge thank you to TopSpec for sending my feed out to me. I have the most fantastic feed sponsors.
“This has been a truly amazing experience, being able to fly my horse half way across the globe, to compete in the most stunning, well organised, accommodating show I’ve ever been too.
“Competing against some of the top riders in the world, and holding our own, watching and supporting the top GB showjumpers, and being able to support the para dressage, which was incredible to watch, just awesome.”