Leading college to sponsor British Young Rider Team and programme

One of Britain’s leading agricultural colleges, Askham Bryan, is joining British Eventing’s strong portfolio of youth programme sponsors. The college has come on board as the sponsor of the highly successful British Young Rider Team and Programme.

Olympic trainer Christopher Bartle with the Equine Academy students from Askham Bryan College

Olympic trainer Christopher Bartle with the Equine Academy students from Askham Bryan College     Photo courtesy of Askham Bryan College


As part of this exciting new development, Askham Bryan will also support a number qualifying competitions which help to identify prospective members of the Britain Young Rider Team at the 2014 FEI Young Rider Europeans at Vale Sabroso (Portugal, September 17-21).

These are Young Rider Trials at:

  • Belton International  (April 4-6)
  • Weston Park (1) (April 12-14 )
  • Withington Manor (April 26-27)
  • Somerford Park (August15 – 16)

As part of the sponsorship they will also become title sponsors of the 2014 National Under 21 Championships Three Day Event at Houghton Hall International (May 22-25).

Liz Philip, Principal of Askham Bryan commented: “We have a great relationship with British Eventing through hosting BE competitions since 2010. I’m delighted to be able to support up and coming young British talent in the sport.”

Philip Grant, BE Event Organiser at the Newton Rigg College branch of Askham Bryan added: “It’s fantastic to be part of what is such an exciting time for the British Young Rider team. Two great reasons for supporting BE through the Young Rider programme is to get a closer relationship with future stars to both inspire our students during their studies and offer them exposure to the organisational side of delivering the programme.”

Chairman of Selectors, Alex Colquhoun said: “We welcome Askham Bryan to our sponsorship ranks and wish them every success in their involvement of the Young Riders. I very much hope that they enjoy supporting us in our exciting challenges in times to come.”

Visit the Houghton Hall website- www.houghtoninternational.co.uk for more information regarding the Askham Bryan National Young Rider Championships. The 2014 Askham Bryan BE Horse Trials take place on October 12.


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