GAIN Horse Feeds and Alltech to sponsor Camphire International Horse Trials CIC*** 2015
- 15 March 2015, 15:15
CAMPHIRE International Horse Trials & Country Fair runs seven international classes on the spectacular grounds of Camphire House and the Browne family farm on the Blackwater River in County Waterford. The event will take place from the 22nd to 26th July 2015.
The GAIN/Alltech CIC*** is Camphire’s showcase class. With a cross-country course designed by Mike Etherington-Smith, who regularly designs at CCI 4**** level for events such as the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games, the class attracts a great deal of international interest. The CIC*** class last year drew 42 entries, including 19 international entries. Competitors included Lucy Wiegersma of Great Britain, Olympian Lucinda Fredericks of Australia, and Irish Olympian and GAIN Horse Feeds customer Joseph Murphy .
It’s a super class at a super event”, says Murphy. “The facilities are top-notch and the setting around Camphire House on the Blackwater River is stunning. It’s a great combination for competitors and spectators.”
GAIN and Alltech are long-time major sponsors of several equine events including the Autumn Grand Prix showjumping league in Ireland. They are very excited to collaborate with Camphire as they have more and more customers in the eventing sector, and the sponsorship of an event such as Camphire is GAIN and Alltech’s way of supporting the sector.
“GAIN and Alltech have been wonderful supporters of equestrian sport and of Camphire for a long time”, says Event Organiser Paul Brady. “We are absolutely delighted they have come onboard with us at this level. Camphire has become one of Ireland’s top trial and development venues and with the support of GAIN and Alltech we hope to be better than ever. We have lots of plans for improvements for competitors, spectators, and our wonderful volunteers – thanks to our partners we’re looking forward to seeing these plans come to fruition.”
Mary Delaney, Head of Equine with GAIN Horse Feeds, says, “GAIN are delighted to join forces with Alltech in sponsoring the fantastic Camphire CIC*** class. We are official feed consultants to Team Ireland Equestrian and with the recent addition of event riders Joseph Murphy and Aoife Clarke as GAIN ambassadors, we are very excited about what lies ahead for the eventers and Camphire in 2015.”
Fergal McAdam, regional sales manager at Alltech, says, “Alltech is delighted to be sponsoring Camphire this year in partnership with GAIN Horse Feeds with whom we work very closely. Camphire is a fantastic and unique event and we are delighted to continue our support of equestrian sport in Ireland following on from the success of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy last year.”