This year will see leaders in modern equine nutrition, Blue Chip Feed, celebrate their 19th consecutive year of sponsorship of the British Showjumping Pony Newcomers Championship.
This announcement marks Blue Chip as one of the sport’s longest standing sponsors.
The popular Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Series is for registered ponies in JD and JC that have not won a total of 500 points and they are to be ridden by Junior Members.
Starters travel all over the country in their quest to pick up one of the coveted qualification spots for the Championship Final, which will once again take place during Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham’s Genting Arena (4th – 8th October 2017).
Sheffield-based Blue Chip have a feed balancer suitable for any showjumping horse or pony, and each of the balancers contain digestive aids, a comprehensive hoof supplement, a respiratory formula, nucleotides, antioxidants and oils. Blue Chip also extends their support to all British Showjumping members via an exclusive 10% discount on all online orders placed with Blue Chip.
Clare Blaskey, founder of Blue Chip, commented “Blue Chip love sponsoring the Pony Newcomers and the class has helped so many young riders on their way to future stardom.
"Blue Chip have also been pleased to sponsor various Pony Newcomers finalists who have then gone on to represent their country on the international circuit.”
Maria Haig, Head of Communications at British Showjumping, added “We feel extremely fortunate to have had Blue Chip support the Pony Newcomers Championship for nearly two decades.
"They have always been terrific advocates of the sport and during their time as sponsors, we have seen a number of Pony Newcomers competitors go on to achieve great things as senior riders.”
Competitors have until the 30th April 2017 to qualify for the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Rounds. The Second Rounds will be held during May – August 2017 and competitors will be vying for that all important place in the Championship Final.