The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 24 August 2006

New sponsorship for Culzean Horse Trials. Alexander Morton Homes director Alex Benson (left) and Culzean Horse Trials organiser Katrina Geddes with the Alexander Morton Homes Intro Trophy, which will be presented to the Introductory Class winner at the Culzean Horse Trials on Sunday 17 September 2006.

New sponsorship for

Culzean Horse Trials

THE Culzean Horse Trials, which were held every September between 1987 and 2004, will take place again this year on Sunday 17 September 2006 in the grounds of Culzean Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Assisted by generous funding from the well-known land developer and builder of quality homes Alexander Morton Homes and matched by a grant to the event under the sports sponsorship scheme SPORTSMATCH, an exciting redevelopment of this British Eventing One-Day Event has begun.

Alexander Morton Homes director Alex Benson said: “We are delighted to be able to contribute to the development of one-day eventing in Scotland, and we hope that this event will attract many new participants to this sport.”

Event organiser Katrina Geddes commented: “The support that we have received from Alexander Morton Homes, combined with the SPORTSMATCH award, has enabled us to add a new Introductory Class to the schedule. As the name of the class suggests, this is the usual level at which beginners now enter the sport of one-day eventing, and the award will greatly encourage growth and development within the sport.”

Funded by the Scottish Executive and administered by Sportscotland, SPORTSMATCH was launched in 1992 to encourage businesses to sponsor community sports projects. Today SPORTSMATCH partners a wide range of businesses of all sizes, matching their sponsorship £ for £ and publicly acknowledging their contribution to sport in the community.

Julia Bracewell OBE, chair of sportscotland said: “The organisers of the Culzean Horse Trials are one of more than 1,000 sports groups throughout Scotland to have benefited from SPORTSMATCH. Our thanks go to Alexander Morton Homes for their sponsorship. This is a great example of how businesses working in partnership with sports organisations and SPORTSMATCH can make a significant contribution to community sport, enhancing the lives of many people in Scotland.”

One-Day Eventing is a sport in which men and women, boys and girls all compete on an equal footing. It is a challenging and inclusive sport open to members from the year of their 14th birthday upwards. See for further information on this or other BE events or contact Alexander Morton Homes on

Event organiser: Mrs Katrina Geddes, Kirkbride, Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 7QE Scotland

Telephone: 01655 740345

George Wright, SPORTSMATCH officer
Telephone: 0131 317 7200 Fax: 0131 317 7202