GAIN Equine Nutrition and Alltech are delighted to once again partner together to sponsor the National Grand Prix for a third season.
The National Grand Prix Series is synonymous with the Irish show jumping industry and is a league that many show jumpers aim to compete in throughout the season.
This year’s event was launched at Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo home to international showjumper Richard Kerins who has personally competed in this league on many previous occassions.
The sponsorship ensures a minimum prize fund of €4,000 per leg. It also allows for continued live streaming and videoing of the series through Irish Sport TV. The prize fund will encourage riders to compete at home and follow the league.
The overall winning combination of the league will take home €3,000 alongside a tonne of GAIN Equine Nutrition products, while the runner-up combination will receive €2,000 and the third -place combination, €1,000. The Leading Owner will also receive €1,000.
Philip Gilligan, Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition commented, “The Irish Sport Horse sector is very important to GAIN and this sponsorship allows us demonstrate our commitment to the industry nationwide. The GAIN Alltech National Grand Prix is a hugely popular series that travels across the country throughout the summer months and we are delighted to be able to support this league alongside Alltech. It is brilliant to launch the series with long-standing GAIN customer Richard Kerins in Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo who has had numerous successes in this series over the years. We are looking forward to following the league throughout the season and crowning a new winner at the final at Mullingar Equestrian on the 9th September. On behalf of the team at GAIN Equine Nutrition, I would like to wish all competitors the very best of luck this season.”
Kevin Graham, Alltech Regional Manager remarked, “Alltech Ireland is delighted to be partnering with GAIN Equine Nutrition to support the National Grand Prix league for the third year running. This sponsorship highlights our commitment to supporting the Irish show jumping industry. The National Grand Prix league is a brilliant event in the sport horse sector, and we look forward to this year’s event.
International Showjumper, Richard Kerins said: “The series is very important to national riders and acts as a big stepping stone for our young horses. GAIN are hugely supportive of both the national grand prix but also the regional grand prix here at Tubberbride which is hugely important helping us produce both young riders and young horses move up to the top level.”
Chairperson of Showjumping Ireland Christy Murphy said: “”ShowjumpingIreland is delighted to announce the start of the 2023 GAIN Alltech National Grand Prix league. This is one of the cornerstones of National Showjumping and the league that has successfully launched the careers of many of our top National and International riders. It is a vitally important league in that it provides vital stimulus to the National circuit and Industry and ShowjumpingIreland are ever grateful to GAIN Altech for their continued support of this valuable and exciting National League”
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