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Cyberhorse 2008
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FEI Press News 68


Alltech Becomes Title Sponsor of the Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships 2009 22/12/2008 


Pictured at the press conference announcing Alltech as the title
sponsor of the Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage
Championships, 25-30 August 2009, during Olympia -
The London International Horse Show are Mr. Marc Larousse,
Alltech; Catherine Keogh, Alltech; Mr. Andrew Finding,
British Equestrian Federation; Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech;
Mr. Steve Bourne, Alltech and Mr. Simon Brooks-Ward, HPower.
(c) Kit Houghton

Global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, captured the full attention of the equine industry today with the announcement that they will sponsor the Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships 2009.

With this new sponsorship agreement, Alltech, already sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010TM, is now title sponsor of two of the largest FEI Championships in the world.

"In 2006, Alltech made history by becoming the first ever title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and today's announcement represents another first. With the Alltech FEI European Equestrian Games, we are reaching out with our industry partners to each and every horse owner and trainer across Europe as well as bringing the excitement into the homes of millions of television viewers," explained Alltech's Founder and President, Dr. Pearse Lyons.

He continued, "our company is all about improving animal performance through nutrition - and our aim is to build the first superbrand in the animal health and nutrition industry. We believe that associating our brand with this international equestrian event and linking it to animals performing at their peak will take us one step closer to reaching this ambitious goal."

"The FEI is delighted to see Alltech become the title sponsor of one of the highlights of the 2009 sporting equestrian year," FEI Secretary General Alex McLin commented. "Some of Europe's best horsemen and women will convene at Windsor for the 2009 Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships and we are looking forward to an event of the highest competition and organisational standard."

The Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships will take place from the 25 to 30 August 2009 at Windsor Castle. These championships mark the first time that the FEI European Jumping Championships and the FEI European Dressage Championships have been held together at the same venue. It is estimated that over 60,000 visitors will attend during the six days of the competition.

Alltech will also sponsor the Alltech Royal Windsor Grand Prix, taking place during the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 13 to 17 May 2009, and the Alltech Olympia Grand Prix, taking place during Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2009.

Alltech is a privately owned company with 28 years' experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance equine and livestock health and performance. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010TM will be held in Kentucky, USA from 25 September to 10 October 2010. This 16-day competition will see riders from around the world compete in eight equestrian disciplines, namely show-jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, reining and para-equestrian.

Press Contacts:

Christina Lombard
Communications Manager Europe and Asia
Alltech European Biotechnology Centre
Sarney, Summerhill Road
Dunboyne, County Meath
Telephone: +353 1 825 2244
Facsimile: +353 1 825 2668
Website: http://www.alltech.com/

HPower (organiser of the event)

Kelly Smith
PR Manager
HPower Group
Tel: +44 (0)1753 847915

The official website of the Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championship 2009 is http://www.windsoreuropeans09.com/

In Memoriam: Tom Hudson (GBR) and Harold Preston (RSA) 22/12/2008 View online

A memorial service for FEI O Judge in Jumping, Tom Hudson (GBR), was held during the London Olympia Horse Show. Mr Hudson passed away on 1 August 2008 at the age of 67.

Born in 1939, Tom Hudson was one of the greatest characters in the sport. He commentated at top events worldwide and was regarded by many as one of the voices of show jumping. Mr Hudson was a founder and organiser of the British Show Jumping Association's stallion and mare show and a committee member for the London Olympia Horse Show.

Harold Preston (RSA), Honorary Member of the South African Equestrian Federation and a member of its Management Committee from 1966 until his retirement in 1998, has passed away. As the first Chairman of the National Show Jumping Committee, he was responsible for many of the rules still current today.

Mr Preston devoted a great deal of time and energy to the sport he loved and was able to pass on his considerable expertise. An FEI International Course Designer, he was a pioneer of Show Jumping course design in South Africa


Cyberhorse 2008 Joanne Everly


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