As part of their continuing and longstanding support of the sport, British Showjumping is pleased to announce that leading protective headwear brand, Champion, will be continuing as an Official Supporter of the Fairfax British Showjumping Pony, Children, Junior and Young Rider Teams. As they did in 2013, Champion will support the teams at their respective European Championships.
With a reputation built upon safety, Champion has a tremendous British heritage and the brand has been a driving force in the design and development of protective riding hats for over three decades. During this time, design and production technology has been refined, enhanced and perfected to ensure Champion products are based upon the most up-to-date, scientific safety research.
Last year, Champion turned its focus towards the youth teams following on from their previous support of the British Showjumping Nations Cup Team, which saw senior riders compete under the ‘Team Champion’ banner when representing Great Britain on the Nation’s Cup circuit.
The riders selected for the British Showjumping Youth Teams are passionate about showjumping and committed to achieving results for Great Britain. Since 1980, these Teams have won a total of 145 medals. The Children, Junior and Young Rider Teams will compete at their respective European Championships at Arezzo in Italy during 22nd – 27th July 2014 and the Pony Team will be in action at their European Championships at Millstreet in Ireland during 30th July – 3rd August 2014.
Champion will support the Youth Teams by providing riders with a specially designed GBR version of the immensely popular Air-Tech helmet. This helmet combines a stylish modern design with a high tech ventilation system and innovative adjustable head sizing ring, not to mention the confidence and peace of mind that comes as standard with the Champion brand.
Sarah-Jane Fedarb, Managing Director of Champion Manufacturing comments “We are delighted to continue our support of the British Showjumping Youth Teams. Great Britain has achieved enormous success in showjumping over the last few years and we believe that this is in no small part thanks to the talent and professionalism nurtured in our younger riders from the very start of their competitive careers. The youth teams are where it all starts for many future Olympic riders and we’re delighted to play a small part in supporting them on their path to success. We wish all the teams the very best of luck in their respective championships.”
Maria Clayton, Head of Communications at British Showjumping commented “Once again, we are incredibly grateful to Champion for their continued investment into the British Teams. Champion manufactures hats that are not only synonymous with safety, but are also stylish in presentation, especially with their use of the Union Flag for these bespoke hats designed with the Teams in mind.”
Champion have been the market leaders in the development of safety in equestrian sports and we are delighted to be aligned with the Champion brand and their passion and dedication to rider safety.”