Champion to Support the British Showjumping Youth Teams

Champion  is delighted to announce we are to join British Showjumping as Official Supporter of the Fairfax British Showjumping Pony, Children, Junior and Young Rider Teams. Champion will support the Fairfax British Showjumping Youth Teams as they compete at their respective Nations Cups and European Championships.

R-L – John Ayres, Chairman of Champion Manufacturing, Michael Mac, Chairman for British Showjumping and Vanessa Fairfax, Director Fairfax Saddles (Title Sponsors of the British Showjumping Youth Teams).

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. Following on from Champion’s 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, this new deal sees Champion turn its focus to the youth teams, which represent the lifeblood of the future of British Showjumping.

The youth riders selected to represent their country are passionate about their sport and are committed to achieving great results. The Children, Junior and Young Rider Teams will compete at their respective European Championships at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain on 16th – 21st July 2013. The Pony Team will compete at their European Championship in Arezzo in Italy during 23rd – 28th July 2013.

John Ayres, Chairman of Champion Manufacturing commented “Safety has really come to the fore in equestrian sports over the last decade and growing a safer sport has to start with our younger riders. We are delighted to support the British Showjumping Youth Teams and look forward to seeing their talents grow and develop, to hopefully become the Olympic gold medallists of the future”.

Champion will support the Fairfax British Showjumping Youth Teams by providing riders with a striking new Champion Air-Tech helmet, a helmet which 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.

Maria Clayton, Head of Communications at British Showjumping commented “We are extremely grateful to Champion for their continued investment into the British Teams through to 2013. 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.”