Suregrow UK are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the CSI2* Thames Speed Stakes event at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers, mineral and trace elements and grass seeds specifically selected for horse and pony paddocks.
This year will see the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from May 9 to 13, 2018, to celebrate its Diamond year and the Suregrow sponsored class takes place on Thursday May 10, 2018 at 12:30pm in the Castle Arena.
Royal Windsor Horse Show is the UK’s largest outdoor horse show with international competitions in three different equestrian disciplines. The CSI2* Thames Speed Stakes sponsored by Suregrow Fertiliser Ltd is set to be an exciting event drawing in a great line-up of outstanding competitive riders along with an eager crowd as always.
Jonathan Cox of Suregrow UK said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the CSI2* Thames Speed Stakes event for such a monumental year for the show. The event is set to be as fantastic as ever however this year will be even more exciting as the show celebrates its extraordinary history over 75 magnificent years.
“The class is set to be an exciting International jumping competition and will definitely draw in some fast and furious action.”
Suregrow sponsored dressage rider Carl Hester MBE, will also be in action at the show. Carl will join a competitive dressage line-up also on the Thursday.
Suregrow products include CSM, Paddock Grass Seed Mix, Fast Grass, Meadow and Laminitics Grass Mix and Traditional Wild Flower Meadow Mix.
Entries are now open for the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (20-24 June), with more opportunities to compete at the famous All England Jumping Course than ever before.
The Hickstead Under-25 Masters will feature two qualifying legs – one in the International Arena on Thursday and a second in Ring Three on Friday, with a final taking place on Saturday morning. The winner of Saturday’s final will qualify for this year’s Queen Elizabeth II Cup on the Saturday of the BHS Royal International Horse Show.
Showjumping classes will now start at 90cm in height with the addition of KBIS Insurance British Novice level to the schedule. “We always aim to encourage novice horses and grassroots competitors, which is why we’re pleased to be able to offer British Novice classes at this year’s international shows,” says Hickstead Director Lizzie Bunn. “These new classes will allow even more riders the chance to compete at a prestigious international event and to enjoy the experience of riding at Hickstead.”
Furthering Hickstead’s support of amateur riders, Harcour are sponsoring the Amateur classes across all three shows at the All England Jumping Course this season. The first Championship of this series, the Harcour Hickstead Amateur Championship, with a prize fund of £1500, will take place on the Saturday of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting.
Other schedule changes include the Beethoven 7 & 8 Year Old championship moving to Sunday, ahead of the Al Shira’aa Derby, while the £22,400 Tom Hudson Trophy will be run as the Hickstead Small Grand Prix on Saturday morning.
Showing classes include sections for cobs, riding horses, small hunters, mountain and moorlands, ridden hunters and coloured horses, as well as the prestigious RoR Tattersalls Show Series Championship for retrained racehorses.
New to the schedule for this June is the Science Supplements Novice Working Hunter class, which will not exceed 1m in height.
The showcase international jumping classes of each day are the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard on Thursday, the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial on Friday, Saturday’s British Speed Derby and, of course, Sunday’s Al Shira’aa Derby. There is special entertainment on Saturday night with the return of the racing donkeys in the Celebrity Derby Challenge.