Horse Sport Ireland announces Agria as Official Eventing Team Sponsor

  • 31 May 2024, 15:54
CEO hails “exciting development” ahead of Paris Olympics

Horse Sport Ireland has announced that Swedish insurance company Agria will become the Official Sponsor of the Irish Senior Eventing Team.

Agria, which trades in Ireland as Agria Petinsure, has had a long association with equestrianism, including in recent years as sponsor of the international equestrian governing body, Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).

Agria, which specialises in pet and animal insurance, is one of the world’s leading pet insurers. Agria Petinsure was established in Ireland in 2023 and is now a prominent feature of the Irish pet insurance industry. It aims to provide the best care for pets and peace of mind for their owners by providing a range of insurance solutions and complementary services.

Speaking at the sponsorship announcement at Millstreet International Horse Trials, Denis Duggan, Chief Executive of Horse Sport Ireland, said:

“Horse Sport Ireland is delighted to welcome Agria as a major sponsor of our Senior Eventing Team. This is an exciting development for the Eventing Team ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and marks a significant milestone in our mission to support our international high-performance athletes in Eventing.  On behalf of the athletes that comprise the Senior Eventing Team, Horse Sport Ireland is delighted to welcome Agria as our Official Eventing Team Sponsor.

Mikael Theorén, Equine Business Area Manager of Agria said:

“Through our collaboration with Horse Sport Ireland, Agria can connect with more equestrian stakeholders in Ireland, and in the many countries where Team Ireland athletes compete.  As a proud Swedish company, we’re excited to work with fellow Swede Dag Albert, Eventing High-Performance Director with Horse Sport Ireland and the team of Irish Athletes.”

Horse Sport Ireland’s High-Performance Director of Senior Eventing, Dag Albert, said:

“Agria is a really excellent choice to be the Official Sponsor of our Senior Eventing Team as it has a track record of more than 130 years of supporting animal welfare and peace of mind for animal owners. It is also a long-standing international supporter of equestrian sports.”

Established in 1890 in Sweden, Agria currently insures 1.3 million pets and horses. It is the market leader in Sweden and Norway and has operations in nine countries. Agria has provided equine insurance and digital veterinary advice to equine owners in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the UK, and Germany.

The new Official Sponsor of the Irish Eventing Team also has long-standing collaborations with National Equestrian Federations.

Agria intends to expand its innovative insurance solutions to more European countries and enhance the products available in some of its existing markets.

Horse Sport Ireland’s new partnership with Agria follows a recent Agria-FEI partnership whereby the Swedish company has become the Official FEI Insurance Partner until 2028.

 

About Horse Sport Ireland

Horse Sport Ireland is the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in Ireland, supporting athletes on their High-Performance journey on the international pathway towards the Olympic Games.  From 2024, the Irish Eventing Team is kindly sponsored by Agria. For more information, visit www.horsesportireland.ie

 

About Agria

Agria is a premier provider of pet insurance solutions dedicated to the health and well-being of pets and their owners. With a comprehensive range of coverage options and a commitment to exceptional customer service, Agria, which trades in Ireland as Agria Petinsure. helps pet owners protect their beloved companions. For more information, visit www.agriapetinsure.ie/.

 

The Irish Eventing team is kindly sponsored by Agria www.agriapetinsurance.ie