Leading equine supplement brand NAF returns as title sponsor for Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage (5-10 July), Showjumping Spectacular (26-29 June) and International Horse Trials (10-14 August) in what is set to be a bumper year for Hartpury University and Hartpury College.
In addition to the anticipated full return of spectators to the three major equestrian events, Hartpury will host the FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors (25-31 July 2022). As a result, the Showjumping Spectacular will run earlier in the calendar than in previous years.
An additional day of para-dressage competition has been added to the Festival of Dressage, now taking place from 5-10 July 2022.
Each event is prefixed with the NAF Five Star brand: a premium selection of products including Superflex, Superflex Senior, Magic, Optimum, PROFEET, Oestress and Respirator Boost.
Eloise Chugg-Martin, UK Sponsorship and Events Manager for NAF, said: “Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage, Showjumping Spectacular and International Horse Trials are such a principal part of our events calendar. We thoroughly enjoy attending the events across multiple disciplines, with the exciting addition of the Young Rider and Junior European Championships this year as well.
“We’re thrilled to welcome competitors new and returning, along with spectators alike and are looking forward to a jam-packed summer of quality sport around Hartpury’s impressive venue.”
Phillip Cheetham, Equine Director at Hartpury, said: “NAF is a hugely important part of the Hartpury family and is synonymous with equestrianism at Hartpury.
“It’s a privilege to be aligned with a brand that is instantly recognisable and trusted by so many equestrians, as well as being a leading champion of clean sport. Alongside a comprehensive range of nutrition and care products, the NAF team are renowned for providing invaluable advice for equestrians at every level – from leisure horse owners to Olympians alike.
“We’d like to thank NAF for their ongoing support, and we look forward to welcoming spectators and competitors to this year’s events in what looks set to be an incredibly exciting summer of equestrian sport.”
The events provide a chance for students to become involved and learn more about event management while getting up close to some of the world’s leading horses and riders. Staff and students can access the events as a spectator free of charge, using their promotional code and ID card. Those wishing to be part of the action at Hartpury this summer can apply to become a volunteer and the public can buy tickets via the online shop.
Both the NAF Five Star Hartpury Festival of Dressage and NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials will be available to watch via Horse & Country TV. The NAF Five Star Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular and FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors will be available to watch via Clip My Horse TV.