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Stafford Horse Trials are delighted to announce that Stafford Land Rover are to return as title sponsors of the July event.

The alliance is not a new one for the event but the relationship is a new between Stafford Land Rover and organisers James and Vicky Plant who took over the running of the event at the beginning of 2016.

Organiser Vicky Plant says; 'it is extremely exciting for the event to have such generous support from Stafford Land Rover, a local business with global branding, and we look forward to working with the Stafford Land Rover Team.

This sponsorship is essential so that we can continue to invest in and improving the cross country course and provide quality prizes'.

Representatives of Stafford Land Rover will be joining us over the weekend and there will be a number of vehicles on display so please pop along to their stand to view their impressive display and join them for a beverage.

John Nimbley, Head of business is delighted to be returning to Stafford Horse
Trials
;'2016 will be Stafford Land Rover's third time sponsoring the Stafford Horse Trials and we are thoroughly looking forward to it. The event always draws a fantastic crowd and we are delighted to be taking part again this year'.

This is not the only exciting news for the event, the event will also play host to Blue Chip Central North West 80T Challenge qualifiers, KBIS 4 & 5 yo qualifiers and returning section sponsor Graham Heath Equestrian.

GH EquestrianWe are delighted to announce that Graham Heath Equestrian Structures has joined Stafford Horse Trials as section Sponsors on the 18th – 20 March 2016. Local to the area,Graham Heath Equestrian Structures manufactures premium quality steel framed equestrian buildings, stables and arenas for your horse livery yard or equestrian centre. The team design and build both traditional and modern stables, as well as other equestrian and agricultural structures across the UK, from the Highlands down to Devon and Cornwall and everywhere in-between.

Vicky Plant organiser of Stafford Horse Trials commented; "As Eventing strives to advance its image, the demand on events to improve their standard grows in every direction. The new team at Stafford are certainly up for the challenge and the cross country course is looking fabulous. This extra support from Graham Heath Equestrian Structures will make such a difference. We are delighted to welcome them to our team of Sponsors."

Graham Heath Equestrian Structures, as a supplier for major racing, show jumping, dressage and eventing yards, is aware of the need for quality products, value for money and high level of service. Whether your requirement is for a private stable design, stud farm, livery yard or racing yard, its wide range of stable sizes, styles, material specifications and experience enables Graham Heath Equestrian Structures to tailor buildings to your needs.

Graham Heath of Graham Heath Equestrian Structures comments: "We are fierce supporters of the equine industry. Eventing is growing in popularity year on year with events such as the Stafford Horse Trials leading the way. We are extremely excited to get involved and offer our support on home turf."

We are all very excited about the changes at Stafford. New team, new fences, new sponsors and faithful volunteers bringing the best of grassroots competition to the Staffordshire landscape. We have the best sport in the world, where all competitors are equal and the challenge is to get all three phases right on the day.

The stage is being set for the competitors and their majestic horses to show us what they've got. Bring it on!

Vicky Plant
Organiser

Email or twitter us if you would like to know more, become a volunteer or a sponsor, there are always plenty of areas in which to become involved and not just over the event weekend.

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Blue Chip Feed

The Organisers of Weston Park Horse Trials and Blue Chip Horse Feeds are delighted to announce a new regional competition for 2016, The Blue Chip Central North West BE80(T) Challenge.

The organisers of Weston Park Horse Trials are thrilled to be working with Blue Chip to create this new and exciting opportunity for grassroots combinations.

This new challenge has been designed to enhance the education of the Airowear BE80(T) competitor, attracting new competitors to British Eventing and offering the grassroots of our sport within the region an exciting end to their season.

Blue Chip, who have supported Weston Park since it welcomed the grassroots riders in 2013 are now very generously offering a year's sponsorship to the winner of this Central North West BE80T Challenge. This great prize will include a feed balancer and supplement for one horse for one year, and Blue Chip clothing for the rider and their groom/helper and the winning horse, with the winner starring in Blue Chip promotions. The challenge will run qualifiers within The Central North West, the 8 qualifying events listed below will qualify 4 combinations in each of their 80T sections. If a combination have already qualified then qualifications will pass down the line to 8th place. Blue Chip will provide prizes and medal rosettes for all qualifiers and are offering fabulous prizes down the line at the Blue Chip 80T Challenge Final.

Clare Blaskey, Founder of Blue Chip Feeds, said "Blue Chip is thrilled to support the Blue Chip 80T Challenge. As a company we have always promoted the grassroots rider and those that aspire to greater things. Blue Chip is very proud to be part of this great new initiative Challenge".

The Blue Chip Challenge Final will be an educational day with full support from BE Accredited Coaches for the dressage phase and dedicated course walks for the show jumping and cross country. The dressage test, show jumping and cross country will be as per the rules for the Airowear BE80(T) competitions. Weston Park has experience in show casing Championship level events, the Cross Country Course which has become respected for its educational beautifully built and dressed fences will be bold and encouraging and dressed to a championship level.

Chris Farr, BE sport Operations Manager commented: "British Eventing are delighted to support this new initiative at BE80(T) level; this is a great addition to the calendar in the region. This series will not only enhance the education of competitors starting out in the sport but also to both maintain and grow the level of BE members in the Central North. Hopefully this pilot year of competition could even grow to become a national addition to the BE calendar in the future."

The Challenge will have a dedicated educational Facebook group, supported again by Blue Chip, which will provide competitors with information to help prepare them to compete in a BE-80(T). Competitors will be able to view informative videos, and ask questions about all aspects of competing at this level.

Qualifying Events 2016

Stafford (1) 18th – 20th March

Kelsall Hill (1) 22nd – 24th April

Llanymynech (1) 14th – 15th May

Somerford Park (1) 21st - 22nd May

Berriewood 11th & 12th June

Stafford (2) 15th – 17th July

Bold Heath 13th & 14th August

Kelsall Hill (2) 23rd – 25th September

Grand Final - Weston Park 8th October

Why not visit Blue Chip's website to find out more information and peruse their products

www.bluechipfeed.com

Blue Chip FeedWe are thrilled to announce that Blue Chip Feed have joined the Stafford Horse Trials team as section sponsors.
Blue Chip offer an extensive range of Feed Balancers and Supplements, with products designed to meet the requirements of the competition horse to the veteran.

Why not visit their website to find out more information and peruse their products

www.bluechipfeed.com

Horses in Sport

Horses in Sport have very generously agreed to sponsor a section at Stafford Horse Trials. They will also be joining us with their trade stand and extensive range of equestrian equipment, accessories and products for both the competitive rider for the amateur!

To find out more about their products please visit www.horsesinsport.co.uk

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