New title sponsor for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

SsangYong Motor UK has been announced as the new title sponsor of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

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Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, an event owned by the sport’s governing body, British Eventing, takes place in Oxfordshire from 13th-17th September 2017.

SsangYong Motor UK will sponsor the event for he next three years.

“Blenheim is one of the top international horse trials held in the UK, and perfectly complements the SsangYong brand focus on four-wheel drive and SUVs, vehicles particularly suited to those living in the country or who tow a horse box, caravan or trailer,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK Ltd.

“As we prepare to launch our all-new Rexton 4×4 later this year, the timing couldn’t be better; Blenheim will feature prominently in our launch plans,” added Paul.

Mandy Hervieu, Blenheim’s Event Director, said: “SsangYong joining us as title sponsor is brilliant news. We will be increasing the prize-money and enhancing our facilities for competitors, owners and visitors.”

There are three international classes this year at the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials: the CCI3*, the prestigious CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses, and the final of the exciting Event Rider Masters series, also held at CIC3* level.

Blenheim also offers grassroots riders the chance to compete alongside their heroes with a wide range of amateur classes and a popular fun ride.

There are excellent shopping opportunities, a full time-table in the Attractions Arena of displays and demonstrations and children’s entertainment.

New course-designer David Evans is making exciting changes to the cross-country courses, utilising new areas of the park including the south lawn of Blenheim Palace, with new fences and fresh challenges built in to the course.

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