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Looking Back At Brilliant Bramham Days

THE last 12 months has without doubt affected a lot of people, businesses, hospitality and sporting events.

Unfortunately, the fantastic Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials is not going ahead in 2021, but equestrian fans are very much looking forward to hopefully attending this Yorkshire fixture next year.

As supporters of this local 4* event, the team at British Horse Feeds look back over the last few years and tell us what they are most looking forward to next year.

British Horse Feeds is the equine feed division of I ‘Anson’s Brothers Ltd, based in Masham, North Yorkshire, just 35 miles from Bramham Park.

Said Will I’Anson, Sales Director of British Horse Feeds: “As a Yorkshireman and with our business based in the same county as Bramham, we are incredibly lucky to have this major event so close to home.

“Bramham Park is a stunning location, with spectacular grounds to host the horse trials which are now very much classed as a major fixture in the equestrian calendar.”

British Horse Feeds has had a trade stand at the event for many years and then added the event to their sponsorship portfolio by sponsoring the trot up area.
Known as the Fibre-Beet Inspection Area, this has become a firm favourite with owners, riders and spectators watching the horses as they are presented in front of the ground jury.

In 2018 British Horse Feeds extended its support of the event by sponsoring the U25’s CCI3* which has played a massive part in some of the leading riders of today when progressing with their early careers including Tom McEwen, Zara Phillips and Piggy March to name just a few.
Added Hattie I’Anson, British Horse Feeds and The Golden Paste Comapny Sales Manager: “We were really excited to extend our support to a class that focuses on the very best young riders in the sport. These competitors are the future stars of the sport and it is great to see such fantastic competition with horse and rider partnerships working together to try and win.”

The courses have been designed by Ian Stark, who puts the young riders to the test over his challenging cross-country fences which include the well-known brands cross-country obstacle – the Speedi-Beet Double Feat fence.

In 2018 after a superb all round performance, Emily King with the talented Dargun took the win, with French rider Thibault Fournier and Siniani de Lathus claiming second. Emily’s boyfriend Sam Ecroyd finished third with Vicki Irlam’s Master Douglas.

2019 soon came round and it was the luck of the Irish for the British Horse Feeds U25 event which had changed to a CCI-L4*.

Ireland’s Cathal Daniels produced a well-deserved and faultless performance which led him to finish on his dressage score of 33.7 with the chestnut mare Rioghan Rua, owned and bred by Frank and Margaret Kinsella.
Yasmin Ingham and Sandman 7 took second, adding to her already glittering eventing career having claimed the U16, U18 and U21 national titles previously.

Finishing third, after rolling a pole in the final phase, was Will Rawlin and his own V.I.P Vinnie, ending their Bramham debut on a score of 36.9.
Said Cesca Garland, Sales Representative for British Horse Feeds and The Golden Paste Company: “It is great to really get involved with the sport but the main reason Bramham is one of my favourite events is because it gives us a chance to see our local customers.”

The British Horse Feeds & The Golden Paste Company stand is an integral part of our awareness campaign and to be able to meet returning and new customers, offering advice on the products and building relationships is key.

Said Martin Bielby, National Sales Representative for British Horse Feeds and The Golden Paste Company: “I am very much looking forward to being on the stand at Bramham again because we have always had an amazing show, the customers always look like they are having fun, enjoying themselves and the shopping village is always packed.

“I love chatting to everyone and it has been too long not to be out at events like Bramham, I can’t wait!”

Hattie added: “It has definitely been a long wait and we are all chomping at the bit to get back out there.

“We are counting down the days until next year’s event and hopefully we will see you next June.”

Top right image: The Fibre-Beet Inspection Area at the 2017 Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Photo provided by Bramham.
Image below top right: Emily King on Dargun, the winner of the 2018 British Horse Feeds Under 25 CCl3* National Championship with Sales Director of British Horse Feeds, Will I'Anson. Image provided by Bramham.

Image below Emily King: British Horse Feeds Sponsored Rider James Sommerville jumping the Speedi-Beet Double Feat cross-country fence in 2018. Image by First Class Photography