Trials event lifted by new sponsor

A NEW title sponsor has been announced for this weekend’s Bishop Burton Horse Trials.

North Yorkshire-based Coopers Marquees has put its weight behind the ever-popular trials, which take place this Saturday and Sunday (September 29th and 30th). Organisers report a full entry and say the British Eventing regional final has been scheduled for Saturday rather than Sunday, so nobody will face the disappointment of being balloted out.

Kim Knightley, Bishop Burton’s equine director, says the trials always attract a healthy band of “real enthusiasts”.

She added: “We are thrilled with our new sponsor; the marquee business and the kind of events Coopers attend tie in especially well with the equestrian scene.

“People always comment that our horse trials - we hold one in spring and then this one later in the year - are really friendly and well-run.

“A lot of credit has to go to our students who get stuck in with helping and learn such a lot in the process.”

Jonathan Cooper, of Coopers Marquees, which covers the whole of Yorkshire and Humberside from its Wilberfoss headquarters, said: “We have previously supplied marquees to Bishop Burton College for events and celebrations and it seemed a natural progression to take the reins as the title sponsor of the horse trials.”

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