Stepping STONES EVENTING LEAGUE 2020 is launched with dates announced and main sponsors CHILDERIC SADDLES on board again at the Wexford Equestrian Centre.
New enhanced facilities will be offered at the venue in the southeast with a new 80x70m outdoor sand arena launched late last year.
With the RDS horse show taking place a month earlier this year from. 15-19th July horses will need as much preparation as possible starting earlier with their training! The popular league promises to be even bigger and better this year with classes for 4&5 yr old potential event horses, Event pony class and an enhanced TB League class.
Prize fund boasts over €12,000 with additional bonus prizes to be announced
“We are delighted to have on board our loyal sponsors Childeric saddles for the 4&5 yr old leagues and look forward to working with them again “
says owners Órla & Pat Peare
The Event pony league will be sponsored by Shires Equestrian.
Huge support is pledged for TB to competition horse class at the league this year
“We are delighted to announce a €3,000 prize fund for the class which runs as part of the league each year. A further prize pot of bonus prizes has still to be announced but it promises to be a profitable league for the Tb owners competing. THE WILLIAM CODD perpetual Trophy is being offered by the Codd families for the winner of the TB class.
TITLE SPONSOR of the Tb class will be Nutriscience, a Swedish company that has a manufacturing base in Waterford, Ireland with the Irish sales rep Padge Whelan on-site each week. Overwhelming support also coming from the training sector with pledges of additional support for cash prize fund from Denis Hickey, Henry De Bromhead, Colin Bowe, Paul Nolan, David Marnane & Pierce Power.
Further supporters in various ways will be the ITBA, Caoimhe Doherty, Tom Howley Equine, Labstock MicroServices Ltd, Racing Post, Willie McCreery
Godolphin stables and IHWT. Willie Mullins sponsored the league in 2018.
The exact breakdown and details of the format for all classes are on the website.
Dates for qualifiers are, Wednesday, April 1st, 8th, and 15th of April, the viewing day Tuesday 21st April and final Tuesday 28th of April
The later dates on Tuesdays are to avoid clashes with Ballindenisk and RDS Qualifiers.
Riders only have to compete in 2 qualifiers for prize fund at the final but many use this league as a progressive training league and benefit from competing every week.
All relevant information can be found on www.steppingstonestosuccess.ie
Or contacting Wexford Equestrian 0863902309