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British Dressage announce HorseHage sponsorship

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Mon, 16 May 2022 15:43 GMT

British Dressage is delighted to announce that HorseHage has agreed a three-year deal to sponsor the Preliminary Winter series and Championships from 2022/23 onwards.

The HorseHage range provides an ideal dust-free forage for all horse and ponies and comes with comes with a 100% quality guarantee, contains no chemical additives, preservatives or mould inhibitors, and is lower in sugar than most hays. It is also easy to use as bales split into handy wedges.

HorseHage products are all covered by the BETA NOPs certification, which requires feed manufacturers to comply with extremely stringent guidelines to try to ensure that there is no contamination from naturally occurring prohibited substances, making it the ideal choice for competing horses and ponies.

Mark Oliver Westaway of Mark Westaway + Son commented, “We are extremely excited to confirm our sponsorship of the hugely popular Preliminary series and Championships in 2023. As a brand that has supported the British Equestrian Team at every Olympics since 1984, this sponsorship further cements our commitment to supporting riders at every level of their careers. We look forward to discussing feed and forage advice with competitors, their friends and supporters over the course of the series and at the Winter Championships at Hartpury College in April 2023.”

After 40 years of production, the HorseHage team has gained an immense amount of knowledge regarding equine nutrition. Their website has a dedicated section to answer common questions and to offer expert advice regarding horse feeding and diets: 

VISIT THE HORSEHAGE WEBSITE

To take part in the HorseHage Preliminary Winter Championships, Silver and Gold horse and rider combinations need to first qualify for a Regional Championship by taking part in regular BD competitions. Points earned from the tests add up the total points required. For Preliminary riders it's 20 points, gained from tests with a minimum score of 66%. The top riders at Preliminary level at the eight Regional Championships will then qualify to compete at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships for the prestigious titles. Qualification for the 2023 Winter Championships starts from 1 July 2022. Further details are available below. 

British Dressage Chief Executive Jason Brautigam added; “I am very happy to welcome HorseHage to the British Dressage family of valued sponsors. The heritage that the company has as the official forage supplier to our World Class team speaks volumes for their commitment to equestrian sport. I am sure that our members will appreciate and benefit from the breadth and depth of advice available to them. We very much look forward to working with the HorseHage team to maximise this sponsorship opportunity and hope it marks the start of a long and successful association with dressage.”