Huge thanks go out to our title, class and fence sponsors for providing us with the financial support needed to run the Cumbria Horse Trials Series in 2018.
The sport needs sponsors to cover the costs to provide professionally run events which now must meet the minimum standards set by British Eventing. Expectations from everyone attending these affiliated events reaches new highs every year and without secondary financial sources beyond competitor entry fees the events would neither be viable or sustainable.
Most support inevitably comes from businesses involved with the equestrian world or from generous supporters of horse trials through their connection as an owner, rider or volunteer and this key financial support allows them to reach competitors both ringside, out on the cross country courses, over the PA system and across the digital media. Just occasionally we make it into the print in newspapers and magazines.
In 2019 we will look to concentrate the sponsorship into the Warwick Hall and Frenchfield venues and will welcome one or two more businesses to join the Cumbria Horse Trials Series and to be part of further developments we have planned for the classes and sections on offer to competitors.