Burghley Horse Trials has announced that long-term supporter Dubarry will continue its sponsorship of the Young Event Horse Series for a further three years.
The competition, which has been a core part of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials for more than 30 years, consists of a series of countrywide qualifying events, culminating in the finals for four and five year olds.
The classes aim to identify young horses who will make it to the top in world class company. Previous finalists include Primmore’s Pride, Team GB stalwart Miner’s Frolic, Ceylor LAN who represented GB in the Rio Olympics and Ballaghmor Class, who was a Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse finalist in 2012 and this year won the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials with Oliver Townend.
Elizabeth Inman, Event Director of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, commented: “We could not be more pleased to extend this partnership – 2018 will see the 10th year of our association with Dubarry and our Young Event Horse classes. This longstanding support has helped retain the competition as a real shop window to view potential ‘world class’ horses at four and five years of age.”
Michael Walsh, Marketing Director at Dubarry, commented: “We are delighted to extend our sponsorship of the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Series in a new three-year agreement. We are extremely pleased to be associated with an event that acknowledges and encourages the important role of breeders and trainers in producing the type of young horse that will be considered to have the scope to make a world class three-day event horse.”