Chivers Sponsorship – A Massive Boost for Irish Olympic Eventing Team

  • 13 February 2020, 17:17

Chivers, part of the Boyne Valley Group, has today been announced as a new sponsor of Horse Sport Ireland’s senior Eventing team, the first Irish sports team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Pictured at the Horse Sport Ireland Chivers Sponsorship Launch (l-r) Brian Morrison (Irish event rider), Elizabeth Power (Irish event rider), Bill O’Sullivan (CFO Boyne Valley Group), Global DHI, Sally Corscadden (Irish Eventing High-Performance Director), Cathal Daniels (Irish event rider), Sam Watson (Irish event rider), Ronan Murphy (CEO Horse Sport Ireland) (Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile)

The Irish Eventing team became Ireland’s first sports team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when they secured team silver at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. Members of the Irish Eventing squad have built on this success over the past 18 months, securing both an individual World Silver medal and Individual European Bronze medal for Ireland as well as a team podium finish in the Nations Cup at Camphire International Horse Trials and numerous individual wins at the highest international level.

The Irish Eventing team and manager Sally Corscadden stand on the podium at the 2018 World Equestrian Games after winning team silver and securing Olympic qualification for Ireland (Photo: Erin Gilmore)


Chivers, one of Ireland’s most loved brands is part of the Boyne Valley Group – official food partner to the Sport Ireland Institute, where many Irish equestrian athletes have been training as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games which take place in Tokyo this August.

Speaking at the announcement, Bill O’Sullivan, CFO of Boyne Valley Group said:

“We are delighted to be supporting Ireland’s elite high-performance Eventing athletes on their journey to the Tokyo Olympics. Boyne Valley Group is the Official Food Partner of Sport Ireland Institute and the training programme these riders and horses are on is world-class. We are very enthused by their dedication and focus and Boyne Valley Group is delighted to help and support the Irish Eventing team through the Chivers brand.
“The Chivers brand is all about celebration and we are excited to support the Irish Eventing team on their journey to the Olympics. We look forward to supporting the riders along the way and with a bit of luck we might be celebrating at the Olympics too.
“On behalf of the Boyne Valley Group I would like to wish Horse Sport Ireland, Sally Corscadden and the Irish Eventing team the very best of luck in Tokyo.”

Chivers Sponsorship

Pictured at the Horse Sport Ireland Chivers Sponsorship Launch is Irish event rider Brian Morrison and Global DHI (Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile)

Horse Sport Ireland Eventing High-Performance Director, Sally Corscadden commented:

“It is fantastic to see how Boyne Valley Group have used their range, of over 20 market-leading brands, to help improve nutrition and enhance the performance potential of Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their partnership with the Sport Ireland Institute.

“Their support to date has been invaluable and I am delighted that the Chivers brand will now be supporting the Irish Senior Eventing squad in their preparations for the Olympic Games. Their sponsorship will ensure our athletes are sustained with high quality products to fuel them for training and competition, affording them the best possible preparation for Tokyo.”

Horse Sport Ireland CEO, Ronan Murphy added:

“I would like to thank the Boyne Valley Group and especially Bill O’Sullivan, for supporting the Irish Senior Eventing Team as we prepare for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. We are looking forward to this exciting new collaboration with the Chivers brand in this most important year and we are very grateful to the Boyne Valley Group for their support of Irish Equestrianism.”

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