The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 17 August 2007

Clydesdale Bank new sponsors of
Culzean Castle Horse Trials 2007

Clydesdale Bank are the new sponsors of this year’s Culzean Castle Horse Trials.

The Culzean Castle Horse Trials committee are delighted to announce the new event sponsor in this its 20th anniversary year. This British Eventing affiliated event, which began in 1987, will take place on Sunday 16 September 2007 in the grounds of Culzean Castle and Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire.

Pictured left to right: Culzean Castle and Country Park property manager Mike Schafer, Culzean Castle Horse Trials organiser Katrina Geddes, Clydesdale Bank senior partner Marion Hamilton and Clydesdale Bank managing partner Willie Mackie.

Organiser Katrina Geddes said: “We are delighted that the Clydesdale Bank has agreed to become our event sponsor. Their support will be invaluable in the continuation and development of this popular event.”

William Mackie, managing partner at Clydesdale Bank’s Ayrshire Financial Solutions Centre said: “It is a pleasure to be involved with such a prestigious event. I am sure that 2007 will build upon the considerable success of last year.”

Culzean Castle and Country Park property manager Mike Schafer said: “We are very pleased to hold the Horse Trials at Culzean. The staff at Culzean in conjunction with all parties involved aim to make this another successful event. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the National Trust for Scotland’s flagship property.”

The Culzean Castle Horse Trials 2007 will feature a newly introduced class, the Open Intro, the winner of which will receive the Clydesdale Bank Trophy. The Open Intro is a new class introduced by British Eventing this year allowing inexperienced riders to compete on experienced horses.

The sport of One-Day Eventing is a challenging test of horse and rider over three different horse riding disciplines, all of which are completed in the same day.

The three phases of the event are dressage, show jumping and cross country riding.

Last year a redevelopment of the cross country phase of the event was begun which will be continued this year.

One-Day Eventing is a testing and inclusive sport open to members from the year of their 14th birthday upwards. See for further information on this and other British Eventing events.

The closing date for entries to the Culzean Castle Horse Trials 2007 is Thursday 6 September, but entries will be accepted up to a week later subject to availability of spaces.

For further information telephone Katrina Geddes on 01655 740345.

Culzean Horse Trials 2007
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