Thursday August 6, 2015 – Pontispool Equine Sports Centre has announced a new sponsorship deal with professional event rider Alex Bragg who is based near Bridgwater in Somerset.
Pontispool’s owner Richard Mitford-Slade said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer Alex this sponsorship. He is a very
good rider and produces consistently good results. We hope that by having regular access to Pontispool it will help with the advancement of his career.”
Pontispool has more than 200 cross country fences and a three acres all weather arena with permanent cross country fences. It hosts two British Eventing horse trials a year as well as many unaffiliated events and is also home to popular adult horse camps.
A qualified farrier by trade, Alex rides a team of ten horses during the eventing season, mostly producing them from scratch. His wife Simmone, a former event rider who now mixes raising their three children with looking after the Team Bragg brand, assists him.
Alex Bragg said: “Having use of the superb facilities at Pontispool will help us enormously. It is a fantastic place with everything you could ask for in terms of schooling young horses and giving the more experienced ones a school.
“Pontispool has always impressed me as they invest so much money back into improving the facilities. I hope it will be a long and successful association and that my involvement will help spread the word about what a great place Pontispool is.”
Alex has ridden up to three star level. With two advanced horses to ride as well as some very promising youngsters he is hopeful that he will one day achieve his ambition of riding for Great Britain.
“If you aim for the very top, I always think you will get at least half way. My top horse Zagreb is currently sidelined but will return to action next year and I also have another advanced horse too, Redpath Ransom who is doing a great job deputizing for Zagreb until he returns,” he says.
Alex will also be providing feedback to Pontispool from a rider’s point of view that will enable Richard to ensure he is providing one of the very best equestrian facilities in the West Country.
“We’re very excited about working with Alex and we are sure he will be a tremendous ambassador for Pontispool,” said Richard.