The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead has welcomed Science Supplements® as a major new sponsor for the 2019 season.
The award-winning equine supplements company has been named as the title sponsor of the All England Jumping Championships in September, including the £6,000 Science Supplements All England Grand Prix on the final day of the show.
They will also sponsor a number of iconic classes at Hickstead’s international fixtures, including the British Speed Derby. Held on SaturdayJune 22 at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, the Science Supplements Speed Derby features a number of permanent obstacles including the Irish Bank, the Road Crossing and the less steep side of the Derby Bank, and sees horses and riders gallop round the Longines International Arena at top speed.
Matthew Sampson winning the British Speed Derby in 2018. The class is now known as the Science Supplements Speed Derby Science Supplements Speed Derby, as part of an extensive new sponsorship deal with the All England Jumping Course.
At the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain event in July, the company will sponsor the Science Supplements BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday July 27. This prestigious championship used to be restricted to women riders only, but since 2008 has been opened up to the highest ranked riders on the British Showjumping national rankings.
As well as the famous main arena, Hickstead has five other rings of competition running throughout their fixtures, with national showjumping from 90cm upwards and championship showing classes taking place in the outer rings. Science Supplements have also agreed to take on naming rights to ring 5 for the summer season.
“The British Speed Derby and the BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup are two of our best loved classes, and are hugely popular with spectators,” said Hickstead Director Lizzie Bunn. “We are hugely grateful to Science Supplements for coming on board as title sponsors of these iconic competitions, as well as our national fixture, the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships.
“First held in 2011, the September show has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted that Science Supplements has chosen to support this show and the Grand Prix of this fixture. We look forward to working with them this season and beyond.”
“We are delighted to be working with Hickstead and supporting some of the most famous classes in the showjumping calendar,” said Vicky Mitson, Commercial Director at Science Supplements. “By taking title sponsorship of The All England Jumping Championships we are equally looking forward to supporting our up and coming riders and horses and will have some fantastic prizes to add to the occasion.”
The international season at Hickstead gets underway with the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (June 20-23 ), followed by the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the Longines Royal International Horse Show (July 23-28 2019). Tickets are on sale now from www.hickstead.co.uk.
Admission and parking at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships ( August 29 – September 1 2019) are free to spectators.