Saracen Horse Feeds has taken over title sponsorship of the British Eventing Young Rider Programme, National Championships and European Championship squad.
In recent years, the Young Rider Programme has been supported by the likes of NAF and Askham Bryan College, with the team achieving success at the FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders. Most recently, Alex Kennedy has achieved individual medal success with Lissangle Cavaletto B, winning Silver in 2017 and Bronze in 2018.
Michael Bacon, Saracen Horse Feeds Sales and Marketing Director, said; “Saracen Horse Feeds are incredibly proud to be supporting the next generation of world class eventers. The British Eventing Young Rider Programme and Championship are a great way to support young riders with serious aspirations for the sport. It’s a great achievement for all the riders selected for the Programme who are ultimately aiming for tomorrow’s podium positions. 2019 will be an exciting year with many emerging riders that Saracen Horse Feeds will enjoy supporting.”
The Young Rider Programme aims to identify talented athletes and their horses and provides training opportunities for the education of riders, horses and their connections. Supported by Saracen Horse Feeds, the formal Young Rider trials at selected venues will give riders a chance to demonstrate their potential in competition in preparation for selection of the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider European Squad.
Whilst the European Championships represent the pinnacle of the sport for Young Riders, it is hoped that many combinations will aim for the Saracen Horse Feeds National Under 21 Championships at Houghton International Horse Trials. The Norfolk event has been sponsored by Saracen Horse Feeds since 2017 and, alongside the National Championships, hosts the UK leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup series, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L and CCI4*- L classes.